Memorandum, The

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700803]VACLAV HAVEL 'S comedy translated from the Czech by VERA BLACKWELL and adapted for radio by MARTIN ESSLIN with Donald Pleasence and Hugh Burden|Vaclav Havel , perhaps the best known contemporary Czech playwright, is under threat of prosecution in his own country. In the period of liberalisation which preceded the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia Havel's writing played an important part.|The Memorandum - first broadcast by the BBC in 1966 on radio and later shown on BBCty -is a brilliant, and in the light of subsequent events, prophetic satire on the nature of political power in a totalitarian country.|Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN (Another play by Vaclav Havel , ' Guardian Angel ': Thurs, 9.0)


Unknown: Vaclav Havel|Unknown: Vera Blackwell|Radio By: Martin Esslin|Unknown: Donald Pleasence|Unknown: Hugh Burden|Unknown: Vaclav Havel|Produced By: Martin Esslin|Play By: Vaclav Havel|Narrator: Geoffrey Wincott|Joseph Gross, Managing Director: Hugh Burden|Jan Ballas, Deputy Director: Donald Pleasence|Ferdinand Kubs: Geoffrey Matthews|Hana, secretary to the Managing Director.: Beth Boyd|A Professor of Ptydepe: John Mofpatt|Kalous, a clerk: Anthony Hall|Otto Masat, Head of the Translation Centre.: Michael Deacon|Alex Kunz, Ptydepist: Charles Hodgson|Helen: Barbara Mitchell|Maria, typist in the Translation Centre.: Susan Maudslay|George, Staff Watcher: Hector Ross