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A play by William Cooper based on Arthur Waley 's translation of ' The Tale of Genji'
Adapted for radio by William Cooper and Mary Hope Allen
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Production by Mary Hope Allen
(The recorded broadcast of March 6)
Prince Genji is based on Arthur Waley 's translation of a six-volume novel written by a Lady Murasaki who lived at the court of the Emperor of Japan about A.D. 1000. Little is known of her, but her comments on life, manners, and affairs of the heart are brilliant and touching; she has been described as a Japanese Jane Austen. The hero of her novel was a fabulous gentleman called Prince Genji, who turned the heads of all the ladies in the Imperial Court. The play deals with the period of Genii's unpopularity and exile.


Play By:
William Cooper
Arthur Waley
William Cooper
Mary Hope Allen
Production By:
Mary Hope Allen
Arthur Waley
Jane Austen.
Lydia Sherwood
The Minister of the Left:
Ronald Simpson
Prince Genji his son-in-law:
Michael Redgrave
Shonagon, a nurse:
Muriel Aked
Lady Murasaki:
Violet Loxley
Manning Wilson
Ukon, a watchman:
Roger Delgado
Yoshikiyo a young nobleman:
Malcolm Hayes
Ki No Kami:
Alastair Duncan
Bryan Powley
The ex-Governor of Harima:
Carleton Hobbs
His wife:
Susan Richards
Lady of Akashi their daughter:
Peggy Bryan
Barbara Trevor
First priest:
Martin Lewis
Second priest:
Ronald Sidney

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