A comedy of a July day in 1762 by Isaac Bickerstaffe adapted for radio by RAYMOND RAIKES with music composed and arranged by Thomas Arne including airs by Weldon, Baildon, Handel, Agus, Geminiani, Boyce realised from the original full-score of 1762 by THOMAS EASTWOOD
The First Editions of Love in a Village contain the following ' Advertisement': ' It may not be improper to inform the readers, that there is an incident or two in this Opera which bear some resemblance to what may be found in a piece called the Village Opera written in the year Twenty-nine by C. Johnson. ' This radio adaptation also includes a speech or two from the same source.
Characters in order of speaking:
LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by ERIC WETHERELL
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Thomas, a gardener:
Lucinda, daughter of Justice Woodcock.:
Rosetta, her chamber-maid:
Mr Hawthorn, neighbour to the Justice:
Hodge his servant:
Mrs. Deborah Woodcock, the Justice's sister:
Madge, a village girl:
Mr Jack Eustace, in love with Lucinda:
Sir William Meadows, of Northampton:
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