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Music-drama in three acts by Wagner
.sung in German
COVENT GARDEN ORCHESTRA Leader, Charles Taylor Conductor, GEORG SOLTI Producer, Hans Hotter '
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Act 1: A cave in the forest


Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Hans Hotter


tPAUL MAYERSBURG explores the relationship between the cinema and the novel, with particular reference to the work of Scott Fitzgerald


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald


Act 2: The depths of the forest


Second of three talks by PROFESSOR RANDOLPH QUIRK
Pidgin did not degenerate into its present form; it was never nearer English than it is now. Thus Professor Quirk discounts fears often expressed that the fate of the English language in the African and Asian countries of the Commonwealth is to become ' pidginised.'
Moreover, ' international ' English is positively required in these countries; although rich local variants may well occur.


Unknown: Professor Randolph Quirk


Act 3 Scene 1: A wild region at the foot of a mountain
Scene 2: The summit of the Valkyries' Rock

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