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A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Edited and produced by Raymond Raikes
9-Late Moralities: The Follies of Youth and Protestant Polemics
' Nice Wanton ' (c. 1547-53)
' King Johan' by John Bale
(c. 1547)
(Continued in next column)
Music composed by John Hotchkis with the Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by the composer
Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First Stage, a handbook bv John Barton which may be obtained through newsagents and booksellers or post free by crossed postal order for 2s. 6d. from [address removed]


Introduced By:
John Barton
Produced By:
Raymond Raikes
John Bale
Composed By:
John Hotchkis
John Barton
Carleton Hobbs
John Forrest
Denise Bryer
John Graham
Gladys Young
Joan Sanderson
Oscar Quitak
Daniel, the Judge:
Trevor Martin
A Juror:
Simon Lack
Worldly Shame:
Anthony Jacobs
King John:
Stephen Murray
Widow England:
Gladys Young
Sedition (Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury) J:
Anthony Jacobs
The King's peers:Nobility:
Hugh Manning
Malcolm Hayes
Civil Order, a lawyer:
Simon Lack
Dissimulation (Simon of Swinsett), afriar:
John Ruddock
Usurped Power (Pope Innocent III):
Eric Anderson
Private Wealth (Cardinal Pandulph):
Haydn Jones
Carleton Hobbs
Commonalty, son to Widow England:
John Forrest
Imperial Majesty:
Trevor Martin

First of two talks by Donald Davie
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin
Thanks to modern techniques of reproduction, the artist or musician has at his disposal all the arts of all the ages laid out for immediate inspection in what Andre Mairaux has called le musée imaginaire. The poet has not benefited from this technological revolution, and poetry, the speaker suggests, is in consequence tending to become more parochial just at the time when the other arts are becoming more international. Looking at the work of a lumber of contemporary English writers, Dr. Davie sees the danger of a ' poetry that has committed itself to the status of being no more than a marginal pleasure, a deliberately and self-confessedly provincial utterance.'


Andre Mairaux

Third Programme

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