A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Edited and produced by Raymond Raikes
The Nativity Music composed by Elizabeth Poston with Stephen Manton (tenor)
The Ambrosian Singers
The Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by Douglas Robinson
Mystery Plays-The Betrayal, Trial, and Crucifixion: January 20 and 22
Sheperds: John Horn:
Mak a sheep stealer:
Gill, his wife:
A story by Richard Garnett
Read by Felix Aylmer
A tale of how ' two most eminent philosophers were reduced to beggary, and constrained to wander in remote and insalubrious regions; the one tor advising a king, the other for instructing an emperor.'
The Purple Head is taken from The
Twilight of the Gods.
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