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Talk by Arland Ussher
Berkeley, says the speaker, set the dilemma for modern man; he forces us to choose between Mysticiscm and complete Nihilism. His successor, Hume. chose the latter and the world's thought has followed him. Yet the Berkeleian alternative still remains for those who can see the world not merely as a datum but as what artists call ' significant form.'


Talk By:
Arland Ussher

Music drama in three acts by Wagner
Cast in order of singing:
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson )
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick )
Conductor, Karl Rankl
From the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The action takes place at sea, in Cornwall, and in Brittany in Arthurian days
Act 1
On board King Marke's ship


Douglas Robinson
Joseph Shadwick
Karl Rankl
A young sailor:
Edgar Evans
Isolde, daughter of the King of Ireland:
Kirsten Flagstad
Brangaene, her attendant:
Constance Shacklock
Kurwenal, Tristan's henchman:
Paul Schoefher
Tristan, nephew of Marke:
Set Svanholm
Melot, false friend of Tristan:
Geraint Evans
Marke King of Cornwall:
Norman Walker
A shepherd:
David Tree
A steersman:
Rhydderch Davies

Designer and Architect
Talk by Thomas Howarth , Lecturer in Architecture in the University of Manchester
Mackintosh is now acclaimed a pioneer of the modern movement in architecture and the decorative arts. He remains, nevertheless, something of an enigma-the man largely responsible for an abortive outburst of art nouveau, a designer of tea-rooms and of absurdly high-backed chairs; and yet one who appears to have held in his hand the key to modem architecture.


Talk By:
Thomas Howarth

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