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by Leonid Zorin
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by David Tutaev
Pianist, Josephine Lee
The action of the play takes place on the garden terrace of Alexei Kirpichev 's house in a small town in the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1950s.
Produced by John Gibson
Peter Forster writes on page 4


Leonid Zorin
Broadcasting By:
David Tutaev
Josephine Lee
Alexei Kirpichev
Produced By:
John Gibson
Peter Forster
Alexei Petrovich Kirpichev:
Baliol Holloway
Elena Nikolaevna, his wife:
Mary O'Farrell
Plotr Alexeevich Kirpichev, their son:
Paul Rogers
Varvara Alexeevna, their daughter:
Mary Wimbush
Ina Konstantinovna, Piotr's wife:
Betty Hardy
Piotr's children by a first marriage: Sergei:
Geoffrey Matthews
Piotr's children by a first marriage: Tyoma:
Oscar Quitak
Pavel Pavlovich Trubin:
Stephen Murray
Mikhail Alexandrovich Pokrovsky:
John Ruddock
Beth Boyd

In Praise of Tasso's Madrigals lain Iain Fletcher talks about Torquato Tasso as a writer of short lyrics-a side of his work that has received little attention compared, for instance, with his epic, Gerusalemme Liberata. In these brief lyric poems, the speaker says, we seem to 'find in concentrated form the very qualities of sensibility for which we most value Tasso's greater work.
(The recorded broadcast of April 6)
See also Monday at 11.0


Iain Fletcher
Torquato Tasso
Gerusalemme Liberata.

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