Friday, August 20, 2010

21. Rabelais and Carroll

Broadcast: 2 February 2010
Hot off the press from France, 1534 by way of translation by Sir Thomas Urquart in 1653 we have some bawdy tales of filthy and bad behaviour with the longest list of alternative names for the male member known to humanity. Yes, François Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel read by Hilton Edwards.

Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, read by Hilton Edwards and presented by Arthur Luce Klein.
Spoken Arts, 1962

Nonsense Verse of Carroll and Lear read by Beatrice Lillie, Cyril Ritchard and Stanley Holloway.
Caedmon, 1957
Two pieces both read by Stanley Holloway: The Pig-Tale and The Red Knight's Song. Marvelous stuff.

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