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by Jacques Perret and Jean Forest
Translated from the French by HUMPHREY HARE with Heron Carvic , Hugh Burden and Maurice Denham
Cast in order of speaking:
Market porters, drinkers (light and heavy), policemen, art connoisseurs, and taxi-drivers played by Wilfred Babbage Earle Grey , Timothy Harley Sidney Keith , Edgar Norfolk Lewis Stringer
Blaise Wyndham
Music for the cello composed by HUMPHREY SEARLE and played by WILLEM DE MONT Produced by David THOMSON


Unknown: Jacques Perret
Unknown: Humphrey Hare
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Played By: Wilfred Babbage
Played By: Earle Grey
Played By: Timothy Harley
Played By: Sidney Keith
Played By: Edgar Norfolk
Played By: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Blaise Wyndham
Composed By: Humphrey Searle
Played By: Willem de Mont
Produced By: David Thomson
Narrator: Heron Carvic
Langlumé, a clarinettist: Maurice Denham
Taupin, a cellist: Hugh Burden
Madame Taupin, his wife: Martina Mayne
Madame Bulle,his mother-in-law: Cecile Chevreau
Patron of the bistro: Philip Leaver
Steamroller driver: Peter Claughton
Patron of the café: Graham Crowden


Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 Papillons, Op. 2
Toccata in C major. Op. 7 on gramophone records


in conversation with Roy FULLER
Ever since 1919, when Arthur Waley published the first volume of his translations of Chinese poetry, his name has been associated with Chinese and Japanese literature. His original poems and the influence he has exerted on English verse are less known.
In conversation with Roy Fuller
Arthur Waley talks about his life, his work, and his literary friends.
Poems read by Arthur Waley and Gary Watson


Unknown: Arthur Waley
Unknown: Roy Fuller
Talks: Arthur Waley
Read By: Arthur Waley
Read By: Gary Watson


Director, ROLF RAPP
Part of a concert held in the Rector's Palace during the Dubrovnik Festival 1962
The programme includes two items from Adam de la Halle 's Le jeu de Robin et Marion and works by Navarre, Landini, Cascia, and Ciconia. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone, bass, with lute, psaltery, recorder, viols, and percussion.
Recording made available by courtesy of Jugoslovenska Radiotelevizija


Director: Rolf Rapp
Unknown: Adam de la Halle

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