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by Henrik Ibsen with Margaret Leighton Michael Gwynn and Haydn Jones
The action takes place at Rosmersholm, an old manor house near a small town on a fjord in western Norway in 1886. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
Third broadcast
' Quite contemptible ' — ' Must nauseate any properly constituted person ' — ' Morbid, impracticable rubbish ' ... these were among the comments which greeted the first production of Rosmersholm in England in 1891: yet the architecture of the play is superb, and Ibsen's anticipation of later psychological theories remarkable. The play has a quality of infinity and we do not reach certainty, but did not Ibsen say: 'It is the dramatist's business to ask questions rather than answer them.'
DURING THE INTERVAL in the performance of the play:
9.5*-9.15 Janacek
Movements from
Suite for string orchestra played by the Prague Chamber Orchestra on a gramophone record


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Michael Gwynn
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Mrs Helseth: Mary O'Farrell
Rebecca West: Margaret Leighton
Mr Kroll: Hayon Jones
John Rosmer: Michael Gwynn
Ulric Brendel: Wllloughby Goodard
Peter Mortensgard: John Bryning


Four Religious Songs
Dem Unendlichen Das Marienbild
Vom Mitleiden Maria Die Gestirne
Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood)
Souda. souda sinisorsa (The little duck)
Illalle (Evetiing)
Sen har jag ej fragat mera
(So I ask no longer)
Saf. saf, susa (The reeds)
Frühlingsmorgen Erinnerung
Abliisung im Sommer


Mezzo-Soprano: Göta Blomberg
Piano: Pentti Koskimies
Unknown: Dem Unendlichen
Unknown: Das Marienbild
Unknown: Vom Mitleiden Maria
Unknown: Die Gestirne

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