' The Normal Baby,' by the Physician-in-Charge, Children's Department, St. Thomas's Hospital
By HERBERT DAWSON
Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S,
Directed by HARRY FRYER
From THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH
' Life and Work in Europe '—IV
Mr. ERNEST YOUNG : ' Paris'
B. A. KEEN, D,Sc.: 'Science and Agriculture—II, What the Soil Contains '
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
Sir GEORGE DUNBAR , Bart.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Songs by FOSTER RICHARDSON
Another Story from ' Gerry ' (Kit
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
CHOPIN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Scherzo in E, Op. 54
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Mr. C. H. MIDDLETON : ' The Vegetable
Mr. C. H.
Mr. S. K. RATCLIFFE : The United States
-IV, Federal Constitution and the Presidency' r
MR. S. K. RATCLIFFE concludes his study of the social and political history of the United States by explaining the working of the American system of government, with particular emphasis on the constitutional position of the President. This is a subject of peculiar topical interest. Mr. Ratcliffe surveys the work of various distinguished occupants of the White House in recent times and discusses the significance of the Presidency at the present time. In the same talk he touches on some of the social problems now confronting America, such as prohibition, political and civic corruption, and the defiance of law, concluding with a hopeful glance at the potential power of young America.
Mr. S. K.
Mr. S. K.
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section E)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
ROMEO, and Juliet, the fifteenth-century tale immortalized by Shakespeare, has always made a strong appeal to composers, and several operas have, been made from the story, most of them based upon Shakespeare's version. Omitting the lesser-known settings, the chief of the others are Steibelt's, triumphantly produced in Paris. 1793; Zingarelli a very popular opera produced in Milan in 1796 with Crescentini, the male soprano, whose singing is said to have moved Napoleon to tears; Bellini's / Montecchi e Capuletti (Venice, 1830), which departed from Shakespeare's version by bringing Juliet to life in the last act long enough for her to sing a duet with Romeo; the best known of all by Gounod, who also found it impossible to resist the musical appeal of the final duet; and many others, including one by an English-man, J. E. Barkworth , who went one better than, or rather different from, all the rest by setting Shakespeare's text practically as it stood in the play. The most recent is by Zandonai (Rome, 1922), two of whose operas have been heard in London, but not this one. Finally there are the operas in which the original story has been adapted to other times and other circumstances, the most famous of which is Delius's The Village Romeo and Juliet. Mascagni's I Rantzau is the same story transported to Alsatia, while still another has an Afghanistan setting, with real Afghans as the lovers. Poison and dagger are in this case ruled out as ill-fitting the circumstances. The unfortunate-pair, who take to flight in the end, are fiercely pursued, caught, and bumped off by the Sultan of Afghanistan in person, his vizier, and the vizier's son, all armed with blunderbusses.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN, followed by Topical Talk
Sir ARTHUR SALTER , K.C.B.:
THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE