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: Fay Compton in 'The Roaring Girl'

A kind of light-colour stuff ... good to keep you in an afternoon from dice at home In your chambers
by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker
Adapted and produced by R. D. Smith
with music composed by Edward Williams and conducted by Marcus Dods
The Scene: London


Author: Thomas Middleton
Author: Thomas Dekker
Adapted and produced by: R. D. Smith
Music composed by: Edward Williams
Conducted by: Marcus Dods
Chorus: Edward Burnham
Neatfoot: Robin Bailey
Mary Fltzallard: Gabrielle Blunt
Sebastian Wengrave: Anthony Viccars
Sir Alexander Wengrave: Laidman Browne
Sir Adam Appleton: John Gabriel
Laxton: Ian Lubbock
Sir Davy Dapper: Emerton Court
Goshawk: Alan MacNaughtan
Trapdoor: Malcolm Hayes
Mistress Openwork: Marion Mathie
Mistress Gallipot: Betty Linton
Jack Dapper: Denis Goacher
Gull: Jill Nyasa
Mistress Tiltyard: Joan Peart
Openwork: Derek Birch
Moll, the Roaring Girl: Fay Compton
Gallipot: George Hagan
Tiltyard: Edward Burnham
Porter: Brian Wilde
Tailor: Derek Birch
Curtleaxe: Rupert Davies
Hanger: John Gabriel
Sir Beauteous Ganymede: John Burnaby
Lord Noland: Michael Ingham
Tearcat: Leigh Crutchley
Cutpurse: Robin Bailey
Nip: Brian Wilde
Servant: Jill Nyasa
Sir Guy Fitzallard: Peter Neil


An opera in two acts based on the comedy by Alfred de Musset
Libretto by Jean Pierre Grédy
Music by Henri Sauguet
(sung in French)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader.Arthur Leavins )
Producer, Jacques Brunius Repetiteur, Thelma Story
Act 1


Comedy By: Alfred de Musset
Unknown: Jean Pierre Grédy
Music By: Henri Sauguet
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Producer: Jacques Brunius
Repetiteur: Thelma Story
Claudio the Magistrate of Naples: Dennis Noble
Marianne, his young wife: Mady Mesplé
Tibia, his servant: John Kentish
The Duenna: Georges Abdoun
Coelio, an admirer of Marianne: Michel Sénéchal
Hermia, his mother: Janet Howe
Octave, Claudio's cousin and friend of Coelio: Camille Maurane
The Serenader: Alexander Young
The Innkeeper: Lloyd Strauss-Smith


Three talks by Robert Baldick , D.Phil.
Lecturer in Modern Languages at University and Pembroke Colleges,
I-The Ailing Heroes
In the first of his three talks on pessimism in nineteenth-century French literature Dr. Baldick deals with the early, romantic phase of the malady.


Unknown: Robert Baldick


by Geoffrey Barracloiigh
Professor of Medieval History In the University of Liverpool
Professor Barraclough, who has recently been reading Sir Maurice Powicke 's Modern Historians and the Study of History, comments on what Sir Maurice has called the malaise which oppresses the thoughtful study of history today.


Unknown: Geoffrey Barracloiigh
Unknown: Sir Maurice Powicke


John Wain introduces a programme of readings from recently published volumes of poetry
Readers: Joan Hart
Martin Starkie , Duncan Mclntyre


Introduces: John Wain
Readers: Joan Hart
Readers: Martin Starkie
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre


Three programmes explaining as simply as possible modern systems of composition
1—Schoenberg and Twelve-note Music by Humphrey Searle
Illustrations include Humphrey Searle 's Passacaglietta in nomine Arnold Schoenberg' and part of Schoenberg's Quartet No. 3, played by the Hirsch String Quartet and on gramophone records


Music By: Humphrey Searle
Unknown: Humphrey Searle


by Sir Francis Simon , C.B.E., f.r.s.
Professor of Thermodynamics in the University of Oxford
Sir Francis Simon discusses the rapid advance of Soviet science and technology and argues that this new strength is a vital factor in determining present Soviet policy. He emphasises the critical importance of scientific and technological manpower and the need for a drastic change in Britain's attitude to science.


Unknown: Sir Francis Simon
Unknown: Sir Francis Simon


Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
The Cantata Singers
Gareth Morris (flute)
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
George Malcolm
(harpsichord and organ)
The Jacques Orchestra (Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Reginald Jacques
Church Cantata No. 82: Ich habe genug
Concerto in A minor, for flute, violin, harpsichord, and string orchestra (S.1044)
Church Cantata No. 67: Halt lm
Gedachtnis Jesum Christ


Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Bass: Richard Standen
Flute: Gareth Morris
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Reginald Jacques
Unknown: Gedachtnis Jesum Christ


by Stuart Piggott , F.B.A.
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in the University of Edinburgh
Stuart Piggott recently returned from Central Turkey, where he studied thirteen little-known prehistoric ' royal tombs' lying to the north-east of Ankara.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 1)


Unknown: Stuart Piggott


The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Jean Pougnet (violin) Thomas Carter (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola)
Anthony Pini (cello)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)
Maria Korchinska (harp)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Thomas Carter
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: Anthony Pini
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft
Harp: Maria Korchinska
Harpsichord: George Malcolm

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