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: Arthur Young and Stephen Murray in ' IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS'

11— ' At the House of Euripides' by Frederic Manning
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Rayner Heppenstall
A number of critics regard the late Frederic Manning's Scenes and Portraits as one of the true classics of our time. An earlier broadcast in the ' Imaginary Conversations ' series. 'The Jesters of the Lord.' was also taken from this little-known book.
' At the House of Euripides ' is in a form similar to Plato's ' Symposium. The central figure is the sophist Protagoras (' sophist '-a word which has acquired an unattractive sound since Plato's time-was. in fact. merely the Athenian name for a professional teacher). The fate of Protagoras. recounted here. foreshadows that of Socrates


Unknown: Frederic Manning
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Socrates: Arthur Young
Protagoras: Stephen Murray
Euripides: Olat Pooley
Philip: J Hubert Leslie
Pythodorus: Abraham Sofaer
Lysis: Leslie Perrins
Hermogenes: Arthur Ridley
Callias: Alexander Sarner
Flautist: John Francis


Second full performance in Czech of the opera by Bedrich Smetnna
Libretto by Eliska Krasnohorska
Czechoslovak Singer Chorus
National Theatre Orchestra
Conductor. Jaroslav Krombholc
The action takes place in Bezdez at the end of the eighteenth century
Act 1
The square in the town


Unknown: Bedrich Smetnna
Unknown: Eliska Krasnohorska
Conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Bonifac, a pensioner on Mr Haw thorn's s estate: V . Jedenactik
Roza (Rose), sister of Mr Bramble: M Krasova
Kalina (Mr Hawthorn), an alderman: Z Otava
Malina (Mr Bramble), an alderman: J Veverka
A master builder: K Kalaf
SKrivanek (Mr Nightingale), a ballad singer: K Hruska
Blazenka (Agnes), daughter of Mr Bramble: M . Budikova
Vit (Guy), a gamekeeper, son of Mr Hawthorn: B. Blachut
Jirka (Little George), a bellringer: J. Skacel
Ghost of Friar Barnabas: L Mandaus


Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
4-John Bunyan's sermon, ' The Heavenly Footman; or a Description of the Man who gets to Heaven, etc.'
Read by Carleton Hobbs
In ' Pilgrim's Progress' Bunyan describes the preacher's task in a conversation between Evangelist and a Man. greatly distressed in mind. ' Then said Evangelist. if this be thy condition, why standest thou still? He answered. Because I know not whither to go. Then he gave him a Parchment Roll, and there was written within. Fly from the wrath to come. The Man therefore read it. and looking upon Evangelist very carefully. said. Whither must I fly? Then said Evangelist, pointing with his finger over a very wide Field, Do you see yonder Wicket-gate? The Man said. No Then said the other. Do you see yonder shining light? He said. I think I do. Then said Evangelist. Keep that light in your eye. and go up directly thereto, so shalt thou see the Gate: at which when thou knockest. it shall be told thee what thou shalt do. So I saw in mv Dream, that the Man began to run


Read By: Carleton Hobbs


Act 2
In the ruined castle


Geoffrey Grigson discusses the use of the Aeolian Harp (representing good) and the Upas Tree (representing evil) as elements of poetic imagery
I-The Aeolian Harp including recordings of the harp. made by Ludwig Koch


Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Unknown: Ludwig Koch


Act 3
A room in Mr. Bramble's house


French Music
BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Instrumental Ensemble
Susi Jeans (organ)
Fourth programme of a series devised by Susi Jeans


Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Susi Jeans
Unknown: Susi Jeans

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