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A weekly review of the arts
This programme includes
A. Alvarez talks about the London pantomimes
Jens Arup talks about the fourth National Student Drama Festival


Talks: A. Alvarez


Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz


Piano: Hephzibah Menuhin
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: British Drama 1600-1642 Donald Wolfit in 'THE SHOEMAKERS' HOLIDAY

A Pleasant
Comedy of the Gentle Craft by Thomas
(0. 1572-c. 1632)
First produced at court on January 1, 1600
Edited for radio and produced by Raymond Raikes
Music by John Hotchkis
The Welbeck Orchestra
(Leader, Vera Kantrovitch ) conducted by the composer
This if the first of a quarterly series of eight plays originally performed in the early part of the seventeenth century, from 1600 to the closing of the theatres by the Puritans.


Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Music By: John Hotchkis
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
SIMON EYRE the Shoemaker: Donald Wolfit
SIR ROGER OTELEY, Lord Mayor of London: Felix Felton
SIR HUGH LACY Earl of Lincoln: Philip Leaver
ROWLAND Lact his Nephew: Denis Qullley
Hodce, Eyre's Foreman: Charles Leno
Eyre's Journeymen: FIRK: Geoffrey Matthews
Eyre's Journeymen: RALPH: John Bryning
JANE Wife to Ralph: Eva Huszar
MARGERY, Wife to Simon Eyre: Vivienne Chatterton
Rose Daughter to Sir Roger Oteley: Janette Richer
SYBIL, her Maid: Betty Baskcomb
MASTER HAMMON, a Citizen of London: Alastair Duncan
MASTER WARNER his Brother-in-law: Godfrey Kenton
A DUTCH SKIPPER: George Merritt
DODGER, Servant to the Earl of Lincoln: Denis Goacher
A SERVING-MAN to Master Hammon: Anthony Viccars
THE KING: Charles Simon

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