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The Way of the World by WILLIAM CONGREVE with Edith Evans , John Gielgurd
Margaret Rutherford
Music by John Eccles Adapted and arranged by Lionel Salter
Followers of Mistress Millamant:
Other parts played by r. members of the BBCDrama Repertory Company
THE SCENE: London 1700
: second broadcast
DURING the INTERVAL (9 5-9 15 app ) Movements from a Serenade by Heinrich Biber played by the philomusica of London directed from the harpsichord by Thurston Dart on a gramophone record


Unknown: William Congreve
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: John Gielgurd
Music By: John Eccles
Arranged By: Lionel Salter
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Heinrich Biber
Unknown: Thurston Dart
MIRABELL,in love with Mistress Millamant: John Gielgud
FAINALLin love with Mistress Mar-wood: Anthony Nicholls
WITWOUD: Robert Eddison
PETULANT: Denys Blakelock
MISTRESS FAINALL,daughter to Lady Wishfort and wife to Fainall, formerly friejid to Mirabell: June Tobin
MISTRESS MARWOOD.friend to Fainall and likes Mirabell: Lydia Sherwood
MISTRESS MILLAMANT.a fine lady,niece to Lady Wishfort and loves Mirabell: Edith Evans
MINCING, woman to Mistress Millamant: Jane Jordan Rogers
WAITWELL, servant to Mirabell: Keith Williams
FOIBLE,woman to Lady Wishfort: Jessie Evans
LADY WISHFORT. enemyto Mirabell for having falsely pretended love to her: Margaret Rutherford
Peg, maid to Lady Wishfort: Freda Dowie
SIR WILFULL WITWOUD,half-brother to Witwoud and nephew to Lady Wishfort: Alexander Gauge


Patricia Clark (soprano) Charles Spinks (organ) The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Leader, Neville Marriner John Churchill harpsichord continuo


Soprano: Patricia Clark
Soprano: Charles Spinks
Leader: Neville Marriner
Harpsichord: John Churchill

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