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.
Pantagleize esquire the hero of the day:
Rachel Silberchatz, a Jewess:
Bamboola. a Negro:
Creep a policeman:
Innocenti a waiter:
Banger, lame and bearded:
Blank, a poet:
Macboom, a General:
A Ballad Monger:
A Bank Manager:
An Assistant Bank Manager:
The Distinguished Counsel:
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