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Antonio Brosa (violin) Peter Stadlen (piano)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Piano: Peter Stadlen
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Piano: Ernest Lush


No. 8
A monthly miscellany of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by John Lehmann
Taking part are
Cyril Connolly , J. C. Hall and Dylan Thomas
Contributions from
Hugo Charteris , Basil Dowling
James Michie , Pierre Moinot and Jules Supervielle
William Devlin and Godfrey Kenton


Introduced By: John Lehmann
Unknown: Cyril Connolly
Unknown: J. C. Hall
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Hugo Charteris
Unknown: Basil Dowling
Unknown: James Michie
Unknown: Pierre Moinot
Readers: Jules Supervielle
Readers: William Devlin
Readers: Godfrey Kenton


Dona Nobis Pacem
Joan Alexander (soprano)
Bryan Drake (baritone)
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Royal Opera House Orchestra,
Covent Garden
(Leader, Charles Taylor )
Conducted by Douglas Robinson


Unknown: Dona Nobis Pacem
Soprano: Joan Alexander
Baritone: Bryan Drake
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson


First of two talks by C. H. Waddington F.R.S. ,Professor of Animal Genetics in the University of Edinburgh
In these two talks Professor Waddington draws attention to the main problems left obscure by present theories of evolution and suggests the most hopeful way of tackling them.


Unknown: C. H. Waddington F.R.S.


Shakespeare and Italy by Henry Reed
The time: perhaps 1593
The scene:
Ferrara, Verona, Padua, Venice, Mantua
Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Henry Reed
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
William Shakespeare: Marius Goring
Isabella Andreini, an actress: Flora Robson
Francesco Andreini, her husband: John Phillips
Thomas Shewin: Frank Duncan
Giulio Pasquati, an actor: Carleton Hobbs
Ottavlo: David Spenser
Orazio: David Page
Silvia Roncagli: Diana Maddox
A Veronese gentleman: Arthur Young
A flower seller: Vida Hope
A boy: Jeremy Spenser
A guard: Neville Hartley
Narrator: Henry Reed




Talk by Michael Ventris , A.R.I.B.A.
The Minoan documents discovered by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos fifty years ago have been edited by Sir John Myres and were published this spring. Michael Ventris , who for several years has been working towards their decipherment, describes the process and progress of the work and speaks of some of the historical and linguistic questions that arise.


Talk By: Michael Ventris
Unknown: Arthur Evans
Edited By: Sir John Myres
Unknown: Michael Ventris


Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor)
James Whitehead (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Madrigal: Cara mia cetr' andanne Aria: Torna il sereno zefiro
MadTigal: E pur tu part' ohime Aria: Pallidetta qual viola
Lament of Dido: Infelice Didone Duet: Dove potrd mai gir


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Alexander Young
Viola: James Whitehead
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart

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