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: The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Redgrave in. 'THE MERCHANT OF VENICE'

by William Shakespeare
Produced for radio by William Hughes from the 1953 stage production by Denis Carey at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre,
Music composed by Julian Slade orchrestrated by Harold Ingnam and played by the Memorial Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Harold Ingram
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
(The recorded broadcast of Oc.t. 25)
During the interval (4.10-4.25 app.):
Vagn Holmboe
Noliturno, Op. 19, played by Johann Bentzon (flute)
Waldemar Wolsing (oboe)
Poul Allin Erichsen (clarinet)
Ingbert Mikkelsen (horn)
Kjell Roikjer (bassoon) on gramophone records


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: William Hughes
Production By: Denis Carey
Composed By: Julian Slade
Unknown: Harold Ingnam
Conductor: Harold Ingram
Flute: Johann Bentzon
Oboe: Waldemar Wolsing
Clarinet: Poul Allin Erichsen
Horn: Ingbert Mikkelsen
Bassoon: Kjell Roikjer
Singer: Denys Graham
Antonio, a Merchant of Venice: Harry Andrews
Salerio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio: William Peacock
Solanio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio: Michael Turner
Bassaroio, friend to Antonio and suitor to Portia: Tony Britton
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica Basil Hoskins Gratiano, friend to Antonio and Bassanio: Robert Shaw
Portia, a rich heiress: Peggy Ashcroft
Nerissa, her waiting-maid: Marigold Charlesworth
Balthasar, servant to Portia: Peter Duguid
Shylock, a rich Jew: Michael Rodgrave
The Prince of Morocco, suiter to Portia: John Bushelle
Launcelot Gobbo; servant to Shylock: Donald Pleasence
Old Gobbo, father to Launcelot: Noel Howlett
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio: George Hart
Jessica, daughter to Shylock: Yvonne Mitchell
The Prince of Arragon, suitor to Portia: Powys Thomas
Stepharao, servant to Portia: Richard Martin
Servant to Antonio: Raymond Sherry
Tubal, a Jew, friend to Shylock: Mervyn Blake
The Duke of Venice: Philip Morant


by William Shakespeare
' King Lear ': Tuesday at 7.55


Unknown: William Shakespeare

: The Merry Widow

Operetta in three acts by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Music by Franz Lehar (sung in German)
on gramophone records
with chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra
Scene: Paris, about fifty years ago
The operetta is introduced by Alec Robertson.


Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Operetta by: Viktor Léon
Operetta by: Leo Stein
Music: Franz Lehar
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted By: Otto Ackermann
Viscount Cascade: Otakar Kraus
Baron Mirko Zeta, Pontevedrian Ambassador in Paris: Anton Niessner
Valencienne, his wife: Emmy Loose
Camille de Rosillon, her admirer: Nicolai Gedda
Hanna Glawari, a wealthy young widow: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Raoul de St Brioche: Josef Schmidinger
Count Danilo Danilowitsch Secretary of the Embassy: Erich Kunz


A monthly magazine of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Contributions from
Charles Tomlinson , Shaun FitzSimon
David Barton , Dannie Abse
Peter Green , David Paul
Gordon Wharton , Maurice Carpenter
Ewart Milne , Donald Davie
T. H. Jones. Stephen Tumim
Gamini Salgado (read by the author)
Peter Fison , D. Leggett
Readers: Peter Augustine
Heather Black , Hugh Burden
Anthony Jacobs , James Langham
Third of a new series of programmes


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Charles Tomlinson
Unknown: Shaun Fitzsimon
Unknown: David Barton
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Peter Green
Unknown: David Paul
Unknown: Gordon Wharton
Unknown: Maurice Carpenter
Unknown: Ewart Milne
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: T. H. Jones.
Unknown: Stephen Tumim
Unknown: Gamini Salgado
Unknown: Peter Fison
Readers: D. Leggett
Readers: Peter Augustine
Readers: Heather Black
Readers: Hugh Burden
Readers: Anthony Jacobs
Readers: James Langham


Eilidh McNab (soprano) Laurie Lyle (contralto) Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Alan Harverson (organ)
The Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra
Conductor, Geraint Jones
Introductory talk by Frederick Hudson
Part 1
Cantata: Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller


Contralto: Laurie Lyle
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Alan Harverson
Singers: Geraint Jones
Conductor: Geraint Jones
Talk By: Frederick Hudson

: The Whole Man Alive

G.H. Bantock speaks of the novelist as a critic of the theoretical and the conventional.


Speaker: G.H. Bantock


(concert continued)
Sinfonia: Am Abend aber desselbigen
Sabbaths (Cantata 42)
Motet: Jesu meine Freude


A discussion between
G. J. Warnock
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
Mary Warnock
Tutor of St. Hugh's College, Oxford
P. F. Strawson
Fellow of University College, Oxford
D. F. Pears
Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. M)
Second of two programmes


Rudolf Kolisch (violin) Allan Willman (piano)


Violin: Rudolf Kolisch
Piano: Allan Willman

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