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in three acts by WAGNER
See panel and page 14 ACT 1
This recording of a performance at this year's Bayreuth Festival has been made available by courtesy of Bayerischer Rundfunk


by John Boardman
In the summer of 1960 Professor L. R. Palmer announced that he had found reason to doubt some of the basic conclusions drawn by Sir Arthur Evans from his excavations at Knossos early this century. John Boardman , Reader in Classical Archaeology in the University of Oxford, talks about Professor Palmer's theory in the light of his recently published book, Mycenaeans and Minoans.


Unknown: John Boardman
Unknown: Professor L. R. Palmer
Unknown: Sir Arthur Evans
Reader: John Boardman


A radio play by Joan Littlewood based on the translation by Constance Garnett sound and music by Roberto Gerhard
Singer, Owen Brannigan
: third broadcast


Play By: Joan Littlewood
Translation By: Constance Garnett
Music By: Roberto Gerhard
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
A Ghost: Peter Claughton
Akaky Akakyevich Bashmachkin: Richard Hurndah
Clerks in a Government Office:: Alixis Haydn Jones
Yeroshkin: Tom Watson
Dmitry: Kenneth Dight
Fedyor: John Bryning
Maria Ivanovna, a landlady: Gladys Young
Petrovich, a tailor: Frank Windsor
An Official: Keith Williams
A Young Lady: Jane Corbould
A Person of Consequence: Julian Somers

: Closedown

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