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Mr. C.B. Cochran
Mr. Cochran certainly needs no introduction; his entire career has been spent in introducing most of the famous artists, actors, dancers and show people of the world to the British theatre-going public.
Listeners can be certain of hearing from the greatest showman of our time a tale bright with racy, picturesque details of his vivid career. C.B. Cochran, from his school days at Brighton and his early struggles on and off the stage in America, has led a life packed with incident behind the scenes of the key centres of London's entertainment world during the last twenty-five years. His narrative should prove one of the most entertaining in this series of real life stories, for ho has spent a large part of his life climbing not one, but several ladders.

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Speaker:
C.B. Cochran

A Tragical History of the Renaissance
Arranged in Ten Scenes for Broadcasting by BARBARA BURNHAM
With Incidental Music by ROBERT
CHIGNELL
Produced by PETER CRESWELL
AFTER Shakespeare, Marlowe. of Broadcasting reverses the order of history and follows the presentation of Hamlet with Doctor Faustus, the masterpiece of Christopher Marlowe , Shakespeare's great predecessor, the inspired pioneer of blank verso and poetic tragedy in our language.
Doctor Faustus, published first in 1588, drew from Goethe, who treated the same theme in Faust, the praise ' How greatly is it all planned.' And grandeur, both of language and of conception, pervades Marlowe's treatment of the tragedy of Faustus, the scholar, who sells his soul to the Devil in return for forbidden knowledge of the black arts and visions of the past. The rich imagery of Marlowe's mighty line should make this broadcast a memorable entertainment. Little is known of Marlowe's life, but that. little is picturesque: son of a Canterbury shoemaker, friend of Raleigh and intimuto of the brilliant Mermaid company of poets, violent death in a tavern brawl at Deptford, and the rest is silence.

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Produced By:
Peter Creswell
Unknown:
Christopher Marlowe

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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