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'SHE STOOPS' TO CONQUER'
Cast includes: DOUGLAS BURBIDGE ; MERCIA CAMERON:FRANK DENTON ; LILIAN HARRISON ; ERNESTHAINES; CARLETON HOBBS ; GEORGE IDE; HERBERT Ross ; PEGGIE ROBB-SMITH ; ABRAHAM SOFAER ; HORACE SEQUEIRA ; JOYCE TREMAYNE
Produced by MICHAEL HOGAN
IT was with She Stoops to Conquer that Gold-smith made his name as a playwright—a name that repeated London revivals and innumerable amateur productions have ever since kept green. Produced in 1773 at Covent Garden, where his first work, The Good-Natur'd Man, had failed five years before, it triumphed over the fashion of the day, which was all for sentimental comedy, and the first night was a riot. Before the century was out it had been put on seven times more at the Haymarket, Covent Garden, and Drury Lane, and its popularity shows no signs of waning to this day. This afternoon's production, necessarily . compressed from the original stage version, is the fifth in the series of great plays which have this Autumn been specially broadcast to the schools.

MISS ETHEL ABEL THOMAS , regarded as London's leading woman auction bridge player, is taking part in tonight's demonstration of the game. She will be one of four players roi.n-i a card-table in the studio, the broadcast being arranged jointly by the B.B.C. and the Evening Standard.
The method found so in previous broadcasts will again be followed. Below will be found the deal. Listener-playersare invited to try it for themselves, playing the hands 'in the dark.' Then let them hear the broadcast and match their conclusions and results against these of the studio players.
The hand is as follows :—.

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