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: A PREFACE

by Nevill Coghill
Measure for Measure has been regarded as one of the ' dark ' comedies. It is dark, the speaker suggests, not because it reflects Shakespeare's despair but because it deals with the problem of sin. The play may begin darkly; it ends in the light of repentance and forgiveness.

: 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE'

Michael Hordern , Deryck Guyler , and Hermione Hannen in by William Shakespeare
ADAPTATION AND PRODUCTION
BY RAYMOND RAIKES in accordance with an Interpretation of the play by Nevill Coghill
Music by John Hotchkis played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) conducted by the composer

During the interval
(4.40-4.55 app.):
William BYRD
Praeludium Fantasia; Fortuna played by Fritz Neumeyer (harpsichord) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Hermione Hannen
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Play By: Nevill Coghill
Music By: John Hotchkis
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Unknown: William Byrd
Harpsichord: Fritz Neumeyer
THE Duke: Deryck Guyler
ESCALUS: Carleton Hobbs
PROVOST: John Gabriel
SERVANT: Jeffrey Segal
ANGELO: Michael Hordern
MISTRESS OVERDONE, a bawd: Mary O'Farrell
POMPEY, her tapster: Norman Shelley
Lucio ': Heron Carvic
FROTH: Peter Howell
CLAUDIO: Richard Bebb
FRIAR THOMAS: John Ruddock
ISABEL, sister to Claudio: Hermione Hannen
FRANCISCA, a nun: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
ELBOW, a constable: Charles Leno
JULIET, betrothed to Claudio: Beth Boyd
MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo: Catherine Salkeld
ABIIORSON, an executioner: Lawrence Baskcomb
BARNARDINE, a prisoner: Paul Whitsun-Jones
FRIAR PETER: Edgar Norfolk

: 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE'

by William Shakespeare
(continued: see page 11) followed by an interlude at 5.45

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare

: BACH

Rosalyn Tureck (piano) plays
The Goldberg Variations

Contributors

Piano: Rosalyn Tureck

: PROSPECT

A monthly series on current questions in architecture and planning
On the Frontiers of Knowledge
Richard Llewelyn Davies , Director of the Division for Architectural Studies of-the Nuffield Foundation, examines the relation between architectural research and practice.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Llewelyn Davies

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Emplie Hooke (soprano)
John Kentish (tenor)
Alfred Orda (baritone)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good)
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
Part 1

Contributors

Tenor: John Kentish
Baritone: Alfred Orda
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: THE INTEGRITY OF THE POET

by Robert Graves
In this passage from the Clark Lectures which he delivered last year at Cambridge Mr. Graves speaks of the kind of independence a poet should seek.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Clark Lectures

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Part 2
Another performance: Tuesday at 7.15 Leighton Lucas , conductor of this concert, who was for many years a member of the Diaghilev company, danced in the original production of Pulcinella in Paris in 1920.

Contributors

Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: THE CAUSES OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

2-Differences of Method
This is the second of two programmes in which four English historians of the seventeenth century discuss together a subject on which each has independently uttered or written differing opinions. Last week they discussed the different emphases which each places on different sets of facts; this evening they discuss the different methods they employ in their common quest for ' the truth.'
Speakers:
C. V. Wedgwood author of 'The King's Peace, 1637-41'
H. R. Trevor Roper "Tutor of Christ Church, Oxford, and author of ' The Gentry, 1540-1640 '
(Continued in next column)
D. H. Pennington
Lecturer in History at Manchester
University and joint author of ' Members or the Long Parliament*
Christopher Hill
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of 'The English Revolution. 1640'

Contributors

Unknown: H. R. Trevor Roper
Unknown: D. H. Pennington

: VAGN HOLMBOE

Quartet No. 1, Op. 46 played by the Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
The three string quartets by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe arc being broadcast this week (No. 2, Wednesday at 10.10; No. 3, Thursday at 10.10). All three quartets were written in 1949.

Contributors

Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Unknown: Vagn Holmboe

: UNDER THE BANYAN TREE

Talk by C. P. FitzGerald
Professor of Far Eastern History,
Australian National University
It has sometimes been claimed that the Chinese discovered Australia long before the days of Captain Cook. Professor FitzGerald describes what he regards as the one piece of evidence so far that does point to the possibility of such a discovery.
This is a broadcast version of a lecture given at the twenty-third International Congress of Orientalists in Cambridge.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 25)

Contributors

Talk By: C. P. Fitzgerald








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