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Poet and Playwright A study of his work and personality
Written and compiled by John Willett
Based upon published and unpublished documents, and upon recorded interviews and performances by many friends and artists
Produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: John Willett
Produced By: Terence Tiller


Divertimento in E flat
(K.563) played by The Kehr Trio:
GUnther Kehr (violin) Georg Schmid (viola)
Hans MUnch-Holland (cello) on agramophone record


Violin: Gunther Kehr
Viola: Georg Schmid


by Peter Smithson
Earlier this year the speaker, young architect, went to Greece for the second time. Apart from visits to many sacred sites, he studied classical fortifications and town lay-outs in Attica and the Peloponnese. In this talk he examines some nineteenth and twentieth-century theories about the grouping of Greek buildings. He refers to 'The Idea of Space in Greek Architecture' by Rex Martienssen , and ' The Pelican History of Greek Architecture' by A W. Lawrence.


Unknown: Peter Smithson
Unknown: Rex Martienssen
Unknown: A W. Lawrence.


Henri Honegger (cello)
Frank Martin (piano)


Cello: Henri Honegger
Piano: Frank Martin

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