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GENOME:
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(1888-1921) by AVRIL PYMAN

A feature on the life and work of the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok , on the centenary of his birth with John Rowe as Blok

Blok was brought up in an atmosphere of artistic refinement and lived m literary and theatrical circles, amidst fame, bohemianism and mutual infidelities. His poetry expresses exaltation and spiritual fulfilment and is noted for its rhythmic innovations and its musicality. His life, like his work, went through the successive phases of romantic conflict - elation, frustration, rebellion, despair. His poetry, and particularly his last enigmatic poem The Twelve ', exerted an enduring fascination and helped to initiate the post-revolutionary era of Russian literature. This programme contains illustrations from his verse, som of them in the original.

Narrator MARY WIMBUSH

Directed by JOHN TBEOCHARIS

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19801120]

Unknown: Avril Pyman

Unknown: Aleksandr Blok

Unknown: John Rowe

Directed By: John Tbeocharis

Lyuba: Diana Bishop

Andrey Bely: Sion Probert

Volokhova: Lolly Cockerell

Kluyev: John Church

Aunt Maria: Pauline Letts

Zhenya: Alexander John

Russian voice: Boris Nadan

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19810901]

by AVRIL PYMAN

A feature on the life and work of the Russian poet Al.EKSANDR BLOK (1880-1921) with John Rowe as Blok. Blok was brought up in an atmosphere of artistic refinement and lived in literary and theatre circles, amid fame,

Bohemianism and mutual infidelities. His poetry expressed exaltation and spiritual fulfilment and is noted for its rhythmic innovations and its musicality. His life. like his work, went through the successive phases of romantic conflict - elation, frustration, rebellion, despair. His poetry, and Particularly his last, enigmatic poem The Twelve, exerted an enduring fascination and helped to initiate the Post-revolutionary era of Russian literature. This Programme contains illustrations from his verse, some of them in the original.

Narrator MARY WIMBUSH

Lyuha DIANA BISHOP Andrey Bely. siON PROBERT VOlokhova. LOLLY COCKERELL Kluyev ........... JOHN CHURCH Aunt Maria...PAULINE LETTS Zhenya ...... ALEXANDER JOHN Russian reader BORIS NADAN Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19810901]

Unknown: Avril Pyman

Unknown: John Rowe

Narrator: Mary Wimbush

Narrator: Lyuha Diana Bishop

Narrator: Andrey Bely.

Unknown: Probert Volokhova.

Unknown: Cockerell Kluyev

Unknown: Letts Zhenya

Reader: Boris Nadan

Directed By: John Theocharis