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: THE BONDMAN

or Love and Liberty
A tragi-comedy by Philip Massinger taken from an ancient story with Stephen Murray
Tony Britton and Nicolette Bernard
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Scene: Syracuse in Sicily, and the adjacent country, c. 340 B.C. Music by GUY HALAHAN played by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Leonard
Adapted for radio and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES Second broadcast
The basic situation of The Bondman-the rebellion of the slaves of Sicily in the year 340 B.C. in the absence of their masters at war against the Carthaginians—is taken from Plutarch, in whose Life of Timoleon Massinger found much for his purpose. But the romantic, platonic - love, and jealousy elements are his own invention, and here he demonstrates the ability to weld a complex action into a gripping play.
DURING THE INTERVAL
9.0-9.10* A record of early English music played by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra directed by Thurston Dart

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Massinger
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Tony Britton
Music By: Guy Halahan
Conducted By: Lawrence Leonard
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Timoleon Massinger
Directed By: Thurston Dart
Timagoras, son of the Praetor of Syracuse: John Pullen
Leosthenes, his friend: Tony Britton
Marullo, a Persian bondman: Stephen Murray
Corisca, a proud wanton lady: June Tobin
Cleon, her husband, a fat impotent Senator: Norman Shelley
Gracculo, their slave: Geoffrey Matthews
Archidamus, Praetor of Syracuse: Austin Trevor
Asotus, son of Cleon: Anthony Hall
Olympia, a rich widow: Olive Sloane
Cleora, daughter of the Praetor of Syracuse: Nicolette Bernard
Timoleon, the generalof Corinth: Trevor Martin
Cimbrio, a slave: David Valla
Poliphron, slave to Olympia: Donald McKillop
Timandra, sister to Marulloand slave to Cleora: Mary Law
A gaoler: Jonathan Scott

: WEBERN

THE MARTIN STRING Quartet David Martin (violin)
David Stone (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello) with COLIN BRADBURY (clarinet)
KATHARINA WOLPE (piano) Second of a series Including music by Webern. other twentieth-century composers, and the first Viennese school

Contributors

Violin: David Martin
Violin: David Stone
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Clarinet: Colin Bradbury
Piano: Katharina Wolpe








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