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: 'THE INTERLUDE OF YOUTH'

.\ Morality Play
Presented by EDWARD P. GENN , and Performed by the LIVERPOOL RADIO PLAYERS
Cast :
The play in divided into eight scenes
Incidental Music by THE STATION CHILDREN'S
ORCHESTRA, conducted by HARVEY J. DUNKERLEY
(William Armstrong , Sebastian Shaw and Robert Speaight are taking part in this production by kind pennission of the Liverpool
Playhouse Directors.)
ENGLISH drama has its roots in the mystery and morality plays of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. In the mystery plays, which were frequently performed in the churches, the characters were as a rule actual Biblical personages, and God and Satan were personified, as well as the Saints and figures in tho Bible narratives. The morality plays which followed tho mysteries come nearer a true art form, for instead of characters borrowed fiom the Bible we find tho various vices and virtues taking on personality, as in The Interlude of Youth. The most beautiful of the morality plays—Everyman—which was broadcast from the Liverpool
Station on Good Friday last year, has now become widely known, and is regularly performed. Few of the other excellent examples which have survived, however, are ever performed or even read. But they still appeal to a modern audience as Mr. John Driukwator discovered when he revived The Interlude of Youth.
' I have acted in it,' he says, ' a great many times, and to all sorts of audiences, fashionable ones, slum ones, and all sorts of village gatherings, from the yokel to the county, and I have never known it. to lose its grip for a single moment or with a single watcher.'

Contributors

Presented By: Edward P. Genn
Conducted By: Harvey J. Dunkerley
Conducted By: William Armstrong
Conducted By: Sebastian Shaw
Conducted By: Robert Speaight
Unknown: Mr. John Driukwator
Charity: Sebastian Shaw
Youth: William Armstrong
Riot: Robert Speaight
Pride: Philip H Harper
Lechory: Marvel Hulme
Humility: Walter Shore








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