A sacred festival drama in three acts by WAGNER sung in German
AMFORTAS...George London (baritone) (bass)(bass)(tenor) (baritone) (soprano) (tenor)(bass) (soprano)(mezzo-soprano)(tenor)(tenor) (soprano)(soprano) (soprano)(soprano)(soprano)(mezzo-soprano)
Knights of the Grail, youths, boys, flower maidens
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA of the BAYREUTH FESTIVAL
Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
Conducted by HANS KNAPPERTSBUSCH
Producer, Wieland Wagner ACT 1
Scene 1: A glade In the woods near the Grail Castle
Scene 2: The hall of the Grail castle
KNIGHTS OF THE GRAIL:
KNIGHTS OF THE GRAIL:
AN ALTO VOICE:
by Thomas Blackburn
Certain difficult experiences can drive the child away from a hostile everyday world, and send him down into the depths of himself. It was Freud who first labelled these depths the Unconscious. But although psychologists have given new names to some of the creatures of this shadowy world, it is still the abode of were-wolf and vampire, the wise witch woman and the talking fish. Thomas Blackburn describes his childhood journey into these ' forests of the night' and some of the creatures he encountered.
Five talks by W. G. Runciman Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge Mr. Runciman speaks on the general nature of social science, with special reference to political behaviour and the misuse of such overrated terms as Left and Right. He cites a quotation of Max Weber 's from Tolstoy: ' Science is meaningless because it gives no answer to the only important question for us: What shall we do and how shall we live? ' ind suggests that if we can answer thli; question at all we need political philosophers with the best knowledge of social science and political sociologists with an adequate grasp of philosophy. Mr. Runciman thinks it is a pity that both sides have kept themselves, on purpose, as separate as possible.
1: What is Social Science ?
The social scientist who asks ' what is life like among the so-and-so's ' is a little like a natural scientist's getting off a train at Brighton and asking ' what is matter like in Sussex? '
Critique de la Raison Dialectique by Alasdair Maclntyre
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
Sartre's arrival as a social theorist has been at once brilliant and disastrous. Mr. Maclntyre thinks the time has come for us to say to Sartre that what we need from him are fewer theories and more plays : second broadcast
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