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Frederick Laws , radio critic of the News Chronicle, gives the second of two talks in which he comments on the dramatic productions given in the Third Programme
This week he deals principally with ' Mrs. Warren's Profession ' and ' The Devil's Disciple '


Unknown: Frederick Laws


Conductor, Ian Whyte
Max Rostal (violin)


Conductor: Ian Whyte
Violin: Max Rostal


An Appraisal
Last of four talks by R. C. K. Ensor , Late Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford


Unknown: R. C. K. Ensor


Extracts from Chaucer's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill
Produced by Stephen Potter
4—' The Friar's Tale,' ' The Pardoner's Tale,' and ' The Prioress's Tale'
Cast Includes Cathleen Nesbitt , Cecil Trouncer , and Arthur Young


Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Cathleen Nesbitt
Unknown: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Arthur Young


Forty-eight Preludes and Fugues played by Renata Borgatti (piano)
F minor (Book 1); D minor (Book 1); B (Book 1); C sharp minor (Book 2); E flat minor (Book 1); B (Book 2)


Piano: Renata Borgatti

: Dylan Thomas as Aristophanes with Esme Percy and John Chandos as his leading actors in 4 ENEMY OF CANT'

A panorama of Aristophanic comedy, written and produced by Louis MacNeice
Special music by Antony Hopkins
Choruses sung by the London Singers
This programme pays homage to a master of mockery and fantasy; illustrating his genius with scenes from most of his extant plays, including The Wasps, The Clouds, the Peace. The Birds, and the Lysistrata. From these emerge some striking parallels to our modern world. Aristophanes wrote most of his comedies during a bitter war and remained throughout an enemy of cant, stupidity, and selfish imperialism


Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Music By: Antony Hopkins


Rene Soames (tenor)
Diana Poulton (lute)
Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
Nathalie Dolmetsch
(viola da gamba)


Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Viola: Nathalie Dolmetsch


A new play in verse by L. A. G. Strong
Music specially composed by Elizabeth Poston and conducted by Maurice Miles
Produced by Patric Dickinson
Those taking part include Pauline Letts , Helen Spalding , Anne Cullen. Phyllis Morris , L. A. G. Strong , Robert Irwin , and Robert MacDermot


Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Helen Spalding
Unknown: Anne Cullen.
Unknown: Phyllis Morris
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

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