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: Donald Pleasence in 'PANTAGLEIZE'

A farce to make you sad by Michel de Ghelderode
Translated by George Hauger
Adapted for broadcasting by Helena Wood
Music composed by John Beckett conducted by Bernard Keeffe
Produced by John Gibson
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
The play takes place in a city of Europe, on the morrow of one war and the eve of another.


Unknown: Michel de Ghelderode
Translated By: George Hauger
Broadcasting By: Helena Wood
Composed By: John Beckett
Conducted By: Bernard Keeffe
Produced By: John Gibson
Pantagleize esquire the hero of the day: Donald Plesence
Rachel Silberchatz, a Jewess: Majorie Westbury
Bamboola. a Negro: Deryck Guyler
Creep a policeman: Malcolm Hayes
Innocenti a waiter: Carleton Hobbs
Banger, lame and bearded: Patrick Magee
Blank, a poet: Michael Bryant
Macboom, a General: Arthur Young
A Ballad Monger: Vivlenne Chatterton
A Bank Manager: Leigh Crutchley
An Assistant Bank Manager: John Bryning
The Generalissimo: Philip Cunningham
The Distinguished Counsel: David March


Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat
Rudolf Serkin (piano) Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor, Eugene Ormandy on a gramophone record


Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy


Negligence and the Careful Master by C. J. Hamson
Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge


Unknown: C. J. Hamson


2 — Cuecas and Tonadas sung by Violeta Parra to her own guitar accompaniment Introduced by Norman Fraser
Last of three programmes of South American folk music


Sung By: Violeta Parra
Introduced By: Norman Fraser

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