Myra Evans: Y Ceirw Cecrns (The Quarrelsome Stage)
by Stephen King-Hall
(Daventry National Programme)
'The Pie and the Tart'
Adapted from a French Farce of the Fifteenth Century by Mathurin Dondo
Gautier, a pastrycook
Marion, his wife
Scene: Paris, many years ago-outside the pastry cook's shop, on a cold late afternoon.
'The Dumb Wife of Cheapside'
A Comedy written for broadcasting, in a Prologue and Two Acts by Ashley Dukes
(After a tale related in the Pantagruel of Rabelais)
In the Prologue:
In the Comedy:
Alderman John Groat, a city haberdasher
Mistress Ann Groat, his wife
Master Quill, an attorney
Master Julep, a physician
Master Sunder, a surgeon
Master Ounce, an apothecary
Of the Prologue - Outside a booth at a Fair
Of the Comedy - The Alderman's House in Cheapside
Plays adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
In spite of evidence to the contrary, we still like to think of summer in terms of hot days and warm, lazy evenings-on the river, by the sea, under the trees, light laughter, and the rest of the delightful vision. Summer evenings do not somehow seem suited to the strong emotions and searching problems of the more serious drama. In this new series, 'Summer Laughter,' while we cannot guarantee the physical elements under which you listen, our aim is to stimulate with light dramatic fare the always welcome element of laughter.