Composers and their stage works 


Jean Anouilh

Play. translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

M8 F3. Extras. The drawing-room, the Chateau grounds.

This is a new translation, broadcast on BBC Radio, of the Anouilh play which first appeared in 1939. Léocadia was an opera singer who died after three blissful days of love with Prince Albert who has mourned her ever since. His aunt, the Duchess, does everything she can to help him and finds Amanda, who bears a striking resemblance to Léocadia, and encourages her to lay Léocadia's ghost which she does with honesty and gentle perseverance.