By the Rev. CYRIL JACKSON
Relayed from Southwark Cathedral
THE lunch-time organ recitals from
Southwark Cathedral have made listeners familiar with the playing of the Rev. Cyril Jackson , and they will not be surprised to learn that he originally intended to take up music as a profession. His course at the Royal College of Music was, however, interrupted by the war, and certain circumstances during his service as an airman made him decide to take Holy Orders. He is now Succentor of Southwark Cathedra!.
A S many listeners will be aware, Mrs. Cottington Taylor is Director of the Good Housekeeping ' Institute, and an authority on all matters pertaining to the management of the home. Her previous talk from London was very popular, and housewives will be very glad to hear her again.
: Piano Solos by Cecil Dixon. Songs by George Pizzey. Do you know the Story of ' Old Man's Beard ' ? No ? Then listen, and hear Christine Chaundler's version of it. Kenneth Maclennan (with the aid of a ' dry-land ' Studio victim) will give practical instruction on The Crawl Stroke ' in Swimming
THE SUITES OF HANDEL
Played by GERDA NETTE
HAMILTON SISTERS (Syncopation)
YVETTE DARNAC (Light Comedienne)
CHARLES HESLOP and CYRIL SMITH (Entertainers)
(For programme see centre column)
DAISY KENNEDY (Violin); IRENE SCHARRER
' PARIAH '
By AUGUST STRINDBERG
Mr. X, an Archaeologist.....middle-aged men
Mr. Y, an American traveller middle-aged men
Scene : A simply-furnished room in a farm-house. The door and the windows open on a landscape. In the middle of the room stands a big dining-table, covered at one end by hooks, writing materials, and antiquities; at the other end by a microscope, insect cases and specimen jars full of alcohol.
On the left side hangs a bookshelf. Otherwise, the furniture is that of a well-to-do farmer.
The landscape outside and the room itself are steeped in sunlight. The ringing of church bells indicates that the morning services are just over. Now and then the cackling of hens is heard from the outside.
Mr. Y comes in in his shirt-sleeves, carrying a butterfly-net and a botany-can. He goes straight up to the bookshelf and takes down a book, which he begins to read on the spot.
Mr. X comes in, also in his shirt-sleeves.
Mr. Y starts violently, puts the book back on the shelf upside down, and pretends to be looking for another volume.
Mr. X speaks.
THE work of August Strindberg, the Swedish
-L writer, who died in 1912, is still little known in England outside the circle of those who study the drama ; but fifty years ago his plays and novels convulsed the intellectual world by their attacks on modem society, and particularly on the feminist movement to which the other great Scandinavian playwright of the day, Ibsen, had given such support.