' The Magic Fishbone', a Story by CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted and Told by GLADYS JOINER
Songs by CHARLES DEAN (baritone)
Further Adventures on the Arabian
Coast-I, by R. HAROLD BREWIS
JOHN THOMPSON (harmonica solos and imitations)
What to Expect Next Week
including Settings of the Restoration
MARY POLLOCK (soprano)
GEOFFREY DAMS (tenor)
CUTHBERT FORD (baritone)
In selecting music that shall be an appropriate accompaniment to Shakespeare's plays, producers have to take environment particularly into consideration, and this environment. is most marked in the numerous songs and ballads that punctuate the texts. Although Shakespeare wrote for all time, he was also very much a child of his age. In nothing is this more apparent than in these very songs and ballads.
Shakespeare's England was a thoroughly practical England. Its people were prosperous, adventurous, boldly governed, and knew pretty well for what they were heading. It was a great and vital age.
Obviously, the music of such a people was also vigorous and vital, songs and singers were robust, emotions were hardy, and, above all, men were vocally articulate. It is impossible to escape the conviction, of which Shakespeare's plays are proof, that music was an important and all-intruding part of the national life.
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