A play for radio by Angela Petter based on an Indian legend
Chorus of Liberated Subjects
Gabriel Wooltf and Joan Matheson
Production by Christopher Sykes
A King has pledged himself to go to the burning-ground (the cemetery where the dead are burned and criminals hanged) on the night of the New Moon, taking nothing with him but his sword. How this rash but just King encounters his other self in the form of an evil necromancer and discharges the debt so cunningly laid upon him is a tale well known in India and the East. The source for this play was the short narrative included in a posthumous collection of studies by Heinrich Zimmer , The King and the Corpse.
The Beggar at the Gate:
The Spectre in the Corpse:
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