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: Glyndebourne Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Act 1: In the Count's palace - morning

Act 2: The Countess's boudoir - midday


by Richard Hofstadter
Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions in the University of Cambridge
Professor Hofstadter discusses the group of attitudes that go to make up the political outlook of the American extreme right wing. He instances McCarthy's ' the air seems to reek with intrigue ' as one among many examples of their ' paranoid ' preoccupation with the myth of a conspiracy.


Unknown: Richard Hofstadter


An examination of the posthumous
'reputation of the Persian poet
Written and produced by Christopher Sykes
Narration by James McKechnie with Francis de Wolff , John Gabriel
Ferdy Mayne. Irene Prador Ivan Samson , Lewis Stringer
Alan Wheatley , Geoffrey Wincott
Including a contribution by A. J. ARBERRY
Sir Thomas Adams 's Professor of Arabic. University of Cambridge


Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Ferdy Mayne.
Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: A. J. Arberry
Unknown: Sir Thomas Adams

: Le Nozze di Figaro

Act 3: A hall in the palace - afternoon Act 4: The palace gardens - night


Mirror of a Shire by Charles Wilson
To mark the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth Charles Wilson, Cambridge historian, speaks about Tennyson's little-known Lincolnshire poems—' all of the earth and earthy, grim, filled with the hard shrewd cunning of village life, yet also full of affection, humour, and understanding.' He shows how these poems illuminate not only a little-known aspect of the poet's personality but the society of the poet's own shire.
Mr. Wilson illustrates his talk with his own readings in the dialect he knew as a child in Lincolnshire.


Unknown: Charles Wilson


Florence Hooton (cello)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


ALAN DAVIE , PETER Lanyoh , and William SCOTT talk to each other and to David Sylvester about their varioui attitudes to the process of painting.


Unknown: Alan Davie
Unknown: Peter Lanyoh
Unknown: William Scott
Unknown: David Sylvester

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