KENNETH GALBRAITH , Professor of Economics at Harvard, speaks on Arthur Schlesinger 's book The Coming of the New Deal with special reference to the London economic conference of 1933. This Professor Galbraith considers to have been the most ill-fated conference in history—with the possible exception of the recent Summit Meeting.
by W. B. Yeats
Between 1916 and his death in 1939, Yeats wrote a dozen plays based on some ot the conventions of the Japanese Noh theatre. At the Hawk's Well (1916) and Purgatory (1939) are the first and last of these. At the Hawk's Well is much closer to the Noh conventions, in its chorus of Musicians, its folk theme (for the Young Man is Cuchulain), its supernatural quality, and its use of music for symbolical dance and to point the action. In Purgatory the two characters take upon themselves some of the choral function, but the legendary and supernatural elements are still there, expressed in verse that has the characteristic starkness of Yeats's later work.
' At the Hawk's Well'
Music by Edmond Dulac from the original production
' Purgatory '
Music by Max Saunders Orchestra conducted by Max Saunders
Production by Anthony Thwalte
HARRY LEVIN, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard, speaks on the generation between the two wars, which produced one of the most remarkable constellations of artistic talent in the history of the West. He believes that these two decades were the * modernistic' age; whereas our avantgarde fights a rearguard action.
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