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: Deryck Guyler, Nigel Stock and Wilfrid Brambell in 'THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE'

A morality play by Bertolt Brecht
Translated from the German and adapted by Goronwy Rees with music by Paul Dessau with Peter Wilde , John Cazabon
John Boddington , Eva Stuart
Music played by Archie Camden (bassoon) James Blades (percussion)
Peter Gellhorn (piano)
Adaptation of English words to music by Hedli Anderson
Musical direction by Peter Gellhorn
Produced by John Gibson
Bertolt Brecht's story of a journey is almost an equation in inequality. A is rich, B and C are poor. Therefore in no circumstances can B + C = A..... Brecht's liking for interior monologue in ballad form is evident, and the final scene is a bullet at the heart of injustice, even if it demands acceptance of the German playwright's inexorable social philosophy.


Play By: Bertolt Brecht
Adapted By: Goronwy Rees
Music By: Paul Dessau
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: John Boddington
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Bassoon: James Blades
Piano: Peter Gellhorn
Music By: Hedli Anderson
Unknown: Peter Gellhorn
Produced By: John Gibson
The Merchant Deryck Guyler sung by: Roger Stalman
The Guide Nigel Stock sung by: Ian Wallace
The Coolie: Wilfrid Brambell
The Coolie.sung by: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
The Judge: Philip Cunningham
The Judge sung by: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
An Actor: John Cazabon
The Landlord: Arthur Young
The Coolie's Wife: Dorothy Holmes-Gore


In a series of seven programmes classical scholars and archaeologists examine the light thrown by increased archaeological and linguistic knowledge on the question of how fifth-century Greece developed those features that set it apart from earlier and contemporary civilisations.
6-The Originality of the Greek City-Stateby M. I . Finley
Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge


Unknown: M. I . Finley


Chosen and introduced by Owen Leeming
The contributors include:
Charles Brasch , Alistair Campbell
Allen Curnow , Ruth Dallas
A. R. D. Fairburn , W. H. Oliver
Clive Revill and Bruce Stewart


Introduced By: Owen Leeming
Unknown: Charles Brasch
Unknown: Alistair Campbell
Unknown: Allen Curnow
Unknown: Ruth Dallas
Unknown: A. R. D. Fairburn
Readers: W. H. Oliver
Readers: Clive Revill
Readers: Bruce Stewart

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