Talk by R. Gregor Smith
All branches of knowledge face the problem of communicating to those who are not specialists in that branch. Christianity has a peculiar problem in that it lives by communicating itself to others. This makes its communication more than a matter of the use of words: the message itself becomes a combination of what has to be said and the man who says it. Mr. Gregor Smith examines this problem in communication.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 25) followed by an interlude at 6.55
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Christopher Hassall
Music by William Walton
Covent Garden Opera Chorus (Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Producer, George Devine
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Covent Garden Opera Trust)
Troy. The Citadel before the temple of Pallas. Time: about the twelfth century B.C.
Arthur Jacobs writes on page 4
Covent Garden Opera
Troilus, Prince of Troy:
Cressida, daughter of Calkas:
Pandarus, brother of Calkas:
Diomede, Prince of Argos:
Antenor, Captain of the Trojan Spears:
Evadne, Cressida's servant:
Calkas, High Priest of Pallas:
The Voice of the Oracle:
Horaste, a friend of Pandarus:
George Frederic Watts died in 1904. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death an exhibition of his work is being held in London at the Tate Gallery, organised by the Arts Council. The speaker re-examines Watts's standing as an artist.
Chosen and introduced by Frank Kermode
Read by Anthony Jacobs
The sonnets to be read are nearly all from the last sixty or so of the 154 that survive. They are not the sonnets usually found in anthologies. During the programme Anthony Jacobs reads each of them twice.
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