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: -5.40 Fay Compton with Robert Harris, John Laurie Esme Percy and Laidman Browne in ' LIFE'S A DREAM'

(' La vida es sueiio ') by Calderon newly translated by Roy Campbell from the Spanish
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark
Produced by R. D. Smith
Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
The scene is the court of Poland; a nearby fortress; and a craggy mountain. Rosaura, when the play opens, is dressed as a man.
During the interval (4.20-4.30 app.):
Four Mazurkas. Op. 50 played by Artur Rubinstein (piano) on gramophone records


Translated By: Roy Campbell
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Played By: Artur Rubinstein
ROSAURA, a lady: Fay Compton
CLARION, a comical servant: Geoffrey Wincott
SEGISMUND, prince of Poland: John Laurie
CLOTALDO, an old man: Laidman Browne
ASTOLFO, duke of Muscovy: Robert Harris
STELLA, a princess: Anne Cullen
BASILIO king of Poland: Esmé Percy
GUARD: Edward Jewesbury
FIRST SOLDIER: Michael David
PATROL: Derek Birch


by Calderon newly translated by Roy Campbell from the Spanish
(continued: see page 11) followed by an Interlude at 5.40


Translated By: Roy Campbell

: Extracts from ' THE DESCENT OF BELINDA'

A pastoral opera
Words by Lady Elizabeth Craven
Music by William Beckford
The Singers:
Ann Dowdall. Marion Lowe
Marjorie Westbury
Alexander Young. Emrys Lloyd
London Chamber Singers
The Boyd Neel Orchestra (Led by Joshua Glazier )
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Another performance: tomorrow at 8.40
See also tonight at 6.45
Roger Fiske writes on page 4


Unknown: Lady Elizabeth Craven
Music By: William Beckford
Singers: Ann Dowdall.
Singers: Marion Lowe
Singers: Marjorie Westbury
Singers: Alexander Young.
Unknown: Joshua Glazier
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Roger Fiske


by John Berger
In the first of two talks commenting on some well-known paintings in the National GaUery John Berger considers three portraits of women: Hogarth's Shrimp Girl, Goya's Dona Isabel Cobos , and Madame Moiressier by Ingres.


Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: Dona Isabel Cobos
Unknown: Madame Moiressier


An eighteenth-century ballad opera
Words by Prince Hoare
Adapted for broadcasting by Desmond Davis
Music chiefly composed by Stephen Storace
London Chamber Singers The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Led by Joshua Glazier )
Producer. Desmond Davis Repetiteur, Stewart Nash


Broadcasting By: Desmond Davis
Composed By: Stephen Storace
Unknown: Joshua Glazier
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Desmond Davis
Unknown: Stewart Nash
Robin, a sailor: Rupert Davies
Crop, a farmer: Trefor Jones
Dorothy, his second wife: Marjorie Westbury
Nelly, their maid: Mildred Watson
Louisa, Crop's daughter, Robin's niece: Ann Dowdall
Frederick, in love with Louisa: Alexander Young
Endless, a lawyer: John Cazabon
Margaretta, in love with Robin: Marion Lowe
William, a sailor: Emrys Lloyd
Deborah, Louisa's grandmorher: Gladys Parr
Thomas, servant to Endless: Denys Graham


Talk by Grace Williams
Illustrations by the Macgibbon Quartet
Elizabeth Maconchy 's six string quartets are to be broadcast during the next few weeks. Quartet No. 1: Tuesday at 10.2S


Talk By: Grace Williams
Unknown: MacGibbon Quartet
Unknown: Elizabeth MacOnchy


of Dante Alighieri
The second cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
PART 2 (Cantos 6-11): Dante and Virgil are in Ante-Purgatory; they meet the spirit of the Mantuan poet Sordello, who introduces them to the negligent rulers; the serpent of temptation appears but is driven off by two angels; Dante, while asleep, is carried by St. Lucy up the Mount to the gate of Purgatory; the poets enter Purgatory; in the first terrace of Purgatory Dante is shown the souls of the Proud who expiate their sin by bearing it on their backs as a burden.


Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Dante: Marius Goring
Virgil: Esmé Percy
Sordello: Cyril Cusack
Nino de' Visconti: James Dale
Conrad Malaspina: Geoffrey King
A Guardian Angel: Leo Ciceri
A Widow: Catherine Salkeld
Trajan: Owen Berry
A Proud Spirit: Elizabeth Melville
Omberto Aldobrandesco: William Devlin
Oderisl d'Agobbio: Arthur Young


Sonata in A minor, Op. 42 played by Maurice Cole (piano)


Piano: Maurice Cole


3-An Established Church by the Rev. Charles Smyth
Rector of St. Margaret's and Canon of Westminster,
Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Cambridge
As against a nonconformist theory of the Church set forth by Christopher Morris in the second talk in this series, Canon Smyth defines the religious principles of an established and national Church.


Unknown: Rev. Charles Smyth
Unknown: Christopher Morris


The Melos Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute)
Peter Graeme (oboe)
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
Neill Sanders (horn)
Eli Goren (violin)
Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)


Flute: Richard Adeney
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Horn: Neill Sanders
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil


Kenneth Jackson , Professor of Celtic Studies at Edinburgh University, considers the evidence for the existence of Arthur as a real person.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 8)


Unknown: Kenneth Jackson

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