Touchstone: Wast ever at the Court, shepberd?
Corin: No, truly.
Touchstone: Then thou art damned.
This quotation from ‘As You Like It ' stands as a preface to Sir Desmond MacCarthy 's book on the Court Theatre, published in 1907. He had followed closely the performances there under the Vedrenne-Barker management, and in the passages from his book which Julian Hall reads in this programme he analyses the new principles of dramatic production which that management so successfully applied.
(The recorded broadcast of July 14)
Programme written by John Chandos
Music arranged by Antony Hopkins
Produced by Nesta Pain
Throughout the centuries the act of eating in company has been more than a mere convenience. It is a gesture of collaboration, and it may celebrate past achievement or present joy. The manners marking this ritual, however, have varied greatly in different ages and countries.
(The recorded broadcast of July 9)
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Julian Bream (lute)
Desmond DuprS (viola da gamba) Ambrose Gauntlett (cello continuo)
Charles Spinks (organ)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Paul Sacher
Sir James Scott Watson gives the first of eight talks on the part science can play in increasing man's scope for focd production
Sir James Scott Watson is Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture
Sir James Scott
Sir James Scott
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