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by Frank Kermode
Professor of English Literature in the University of Manchester
Professor Kermode traces the influence of dancers in the 'nineties on the poetry of Arthur Symons , Yeats, Wilde, and others. He stresses the key significance of Loie Fuller as ' the spirit of an unborn aesthetic,' the living embodiment of Mallarme's Idea, or symbol Reader, Denis McCarthy


Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Arthur Symons
Unknown: Loie Fuller
Reader: Denis McCarthy


Arranged for radio by Micheal Oh hAodha from the story of the same name by SEUMAS O'KELLY
Mortimer Hehir , the weaver, has died and is to be buried. But where? As a young man he had bought his plot of earth in the graveyard of Cloon na Morav-now it cannot be found. Only three old men are left alive who would know the spot he had chosen for his last resting-place. and Produced by JOHN GIBSON


Unknown: Micheal Oh Haodha
Unknown: Seumas O'Kelly
Unknown: Mortimer Hehir
Produced By: John Gibson
The Storyteller: Frank O'Dwyer
The Grave-diggers: Niall Tobin
The Grave-diggers: Eamonn Kelly
Micheal Lynskey, the nail-maker: Harry Brogan
Cahir Bowes, the stone-breaker: Thomas Studley
The Widow: Pegg Monahan
Nan Roohan: Maire O'Sullivan
Malachi Roohan, the cooper: Arthur O'Sullivan


Eileen Poulter (soprano) Mary Thomas (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) Wilfred Brown (tenor) Gerald English (tenor)
Maurice Bevan (baritone)


Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Soprano: Mary Thomas
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Gerald English
Baritone: Maurice Bevan


Benjamin Britten discusses with the writers of the libretto
E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier how they made an opera from Melville's story
: second broadcast


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Eric Crozier

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