A jest in one act by Tchekhov.
This is one of many short plays written by Tchekov, some serious, some comedies. "The Proposal" he called a jest in one act. In this production the cast consists of William Devlin, a brilliant young actor now playing in "The Ascent of F6", Rudolf Brandt, now playing in "Balalaika", and Janet Bruce, who was recently stage manager and actress in the Brighton Repertory Company.
Tchubov, a landowner:
Natasha, his daughter:
Lomov, their neighbour:
'Tommy' Glover will describe the life of a film unit on location, their difficulties and adventures, and will show sequences of the devil dance that he shot in Sierra Leone for a recent film starring Paul Robeson. Ten of the past twelve years have been spent by Glover in exploration and film-making in little-known parts of the world.
A Light Entertainment
Frances Day, The Stage and Film Star
Lydia Sokolova, Prima Ballerina in Pas Seul (Scarlatti) Tarantella (Rossim)
Dr. Charlotte Wolff giving a psychological interpretation of the human hand
Irene Prador in Viennese Songs
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
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