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: THE ODYSSEY

Twelve programmes of verse translations from Homer specially made by contemporary poets
5: Calypso Book V
Translated by Alistair Elliot
Read by Denis McCarthy
Series devised by Louis MacNelce Produced by Anthony Thwaite
: second broadcast
The Storm (Book V) and Nausicaa (Book VI): May 7

Contributors

Translated By: Alistair Elliot
Read By: Denis McCarthy
Produced By: Anthony Thwaite

: THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN

An opera in a prologue and four acts
Libretto by Bielsky after Pushkin
Music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Continued in next column
Chorus and Orchestra of the BOLSHOI THEATRE
Conducted by VASILI NEBOLSIN
Recording of a performance broadcast in the U.S.S.R.: made available by courtesy of Sovetskoe Radio PROLOGUE: A cottage kitchen on a winter evening
Aer I: The Tsar's castle in Tmutarakamen, by the sea

Contributors

Conducted By: Vasili Nebolsin

: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB

talks to David Sylvester
First of five interviews with American Abstract Expressionist painters recorded last year in New York.
: second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: David Sylvester

: THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN

Acr 2: The island of Bujan; a rocky peninsula
Acr 3
Scene t: The island of Bujan; seashore Scene 2: The Tsar's castle

: FRANK AND FERNSEED

A cautionary fairy tale for progressives
Written for radio by Ann Jameson
Read by Anthony Jacobs

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Jameson
Read By: Anthony Jacobs

: THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN

Acr 4
Scene 1: The rocky peninsula
Scene 2: Guidon's palace in the wonder-city of Bujan followed by an interlude at 8.50

: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

by BEAUMARCHAIS
Translated and adapted by Thomas Walton with Jack MacGowran as Figaro
Mary O'Furrell
Andre van Gyseghem
Zoe Caldwell
Surprisingly few people are aware that Mozart's opera is based on this hard-hitting play by Beaumarchais, first performed in 1784. Napoleon saw in it ' the Revolution already in action.' Its compound of hearty sensuality and left-wing politics, delightfully but firmly asserting the rights of man-and woman-make it one of the classics of French drama, a milestone in both theatrical and social history. Cast in order of speaking
Figaro, Jack MacGowran ; Susanna, Zoe Caldwell ; Bartholo, Peter Duguid ; Marcelina, Eithne Dunne ; Cherubmo, Nicholas Edmett; Count Almavwa, Andre van Gyseghem; Basilio, Tom Watson ; Countess Rosina, Mary O'Farrell ; Panchetta, June Tobin ; Antonio, Norman Wynne ; Pedritto, Jon Rollason ; Don Gusman Brmdoisin , Eric Anderson ; with members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Music composed by Freddie Phillips Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Adapted By: Thomas Walton
Unknown: Jack MacGowran
Unknown: Mary O'Furrell
Unknown: Zoe Caldwell
Unknown: Jack MacGowran
Unknown: Zoe Caldwell
Unknown: Peter Duguid
Unknown: Eithne Dunne
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Norman Wynne
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Don Gusman Brmdoisin
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Composed By: Freddie Phillips
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: HAYDN

Quartet in F minor. Op. 20 No. 5 played by the Prague City Quartet:
Bretislav Novotny (violin) Karel Pribyl (violin)
Hubert Simacek (viola) Zdenek Konicek (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Bretislav Novotny
Violin: Karel Pribyl
Viola: Hubert SimacEk
Cello: Zdenek Konicek

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