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The Rescue

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Advert Description

Oxfam Shop Darlington Hardback. beige cloth covered book. Missing dust jacket. Pages are clean and readable. Features both colour and black and white illustrations. Published by Secker and Warburg, 1945. Edward Sackville-West's best-remembered fictional work is "The Rescue: a Melodrama for Broadcasting", based on Homer's Odyssey for which Benjamin Britten produced the score. It was first performed and broadcast on the BBC over two evenings, Part 1 on Thursday 25th November 1943 and Part 2 on Friday 26th November 1943. In this performance of "The Rescue", the play receives its first stereo production. The action focuses on the events of the two days when Odysseus returns to Ithaca, falling into two parts which were originally broadcast on consecutive evenings. In part one we are introduced to the principal characters. The island of Ithaca has fallen into the unprincipled clutches of the suitors for the hand of Odysseus' wife Penelope, lining their own pockets at the expense of the starving people. In the second part, Odysseus awakes and is disguised as an old man by the Goddess Athene. He reveals himself to his son Telemachus, and travels to his palace. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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