by Dino Buzzati
Translated and adapted by HENRY REED with Stephen Murray and Nigel Davenport
MOLLY RANKIN , DELIA PATON with John Graham
Stanley Lebor , Philip Morant Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN Third broadcast Nigel Davenport broadcast by permission of Donald Albery: Patrick Magee. by permission of Robin Fox Partnership
Giovanni Corte, a very lion of a man, gets caught up in the machinery of medicine, hospitals, ageing-death: the play is a satire on a mid-twentieth-century health service, but also, on a deeper level, a modern morality play on the death of a rich man.
DURING the INTERVAL
8.55*-9.5 Skalkottas Five of his
Ten Sketches for strings played by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Szymon Goldberg on a gramophone record
Anita Corte, his wife:
Bianca Corte, his daughter:
Dr Malvezzi, his family doctor:
Gloria, Corte's secretary:
Patient on the third floor:
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