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A comedy by JOHN MARSTON
GEORGE CHAPMAN , and BEN JONSON with Donald Wolfit , Charles Leno
June Tobin , and John Slater
Music by Christopher Whelen
SCENE: London and Thames-side, 1605 Characters
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Desmond Dupre (lute)
A section of the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.5-9.15 app.) Music for the Royal Brass of King James I played by a French ensemble directed by Thurston Dart


Comedy By: John Marston
Comedy By: George Chapman
Comedy By: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: John Slater
Music By: Christopher Whelen
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Directed By: Thurston Dart
Touchstone, a tradesman of Gold- smith's Row, Cheapside: Donald Wolfit
His apprentices: QUICKSILVER: Charles Leno
GOLDING: Hugh Dickson
His daughters: Gertrude: June Tobin
His daughters: Mildred: Freda Dowie
POLDAVY, a tailor: Tom Watson
SECURITY, a usurer: John Slater
WINNIFRID, his wife: Nerys Kerfoot
SINDEFY a punk: Janette Richer
BRAMBLE, a lawyer: Charles Simon
A DRAWER at the Blue: Anchor Tavern
by Billingsgate: Keith Williams
SLITGUT, a butcher's apprentice: Michael Bates
MASTER WOLF, keeper of the prison: Lawrence Baskcomb
HOLDFAST, a turnkey: Tom Watson


First of two lieder recitals by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone with Gerald Moore piano
Erwartung Die Nacht
Der Musikant
Verschwiegene Liebe Seemanns Abschied
Eichendorff Lieder
Dereinst, derelnst, Gedanke mein Seltsam ist Juanas Weise
Treibe nur mit Lieben STpott Auf dem griinen
Balkon Spanisches Liederbuch
Kelne gleicht von alien EchOnen Zur Ruh ', zur Ruh' on gramophone records


Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Verschwiegene Liebe
Unknown: Seemanns Abschied
Unknown: Eichendorff Lieder
Unknown: Juanas Weise
Unknown: Balkon Spanisches Liederbuch
Unknown: Zur Ruh


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

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