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GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS

 Great Scenes from Great Plays

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Henry FondaStump a literature scholar with this: what do Bertram Block, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, James Barrie, and Stephen Vincent Benet have in common?  Only the old time radio connoisseurs among them will know that the works of all these authors were adapted for the 1948-49 radio program Great Scenes From Great Plays.

As television was poised to grip the entertainment-seeking habits of the nation, Jane Powellone radio program offered high-brow entertainment that wasn't in direct competition with the new medium of TV: Great Scenes From Great Plays.

This show adapted about twenty minutes' worth of a wide variety of plays, such as "Dark Victory" (Block), "Little Women" (Alcott), "A Tale of Two Cities" (Dickens), "What Every Woman Knows" (Barrie), "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (Benet), "Young Mr Lincoln," "A Doll's House" and others.

The one-season series was sponsored by The National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America and starred veteran actor Walter Hampden as the host.  He also starred in the first episode "Cyrano de Bergerac."

The acting talent brought to bear on this series is not to be sneezed at.  It includes Jane Powell, Joan Caulfield, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, and Eddie Albert.

Nestled into the winter of 1948 was a gem of a radio program, not one of the best-known of all time, but great for a serious listener who craves programming with a message.

All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2014 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.



MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
12 shows,: total playtime: 5 hours 43 minutes

Great Scenes From Great Plays 481002 01 Cyrano De Bergerac No Op
Great Scenes From Great Plays 481105 06 Little Women
Great Scenes From Great Plays 481217 12 Young Mr. Lincoln
Great Scenes From Great Plays 481231 14 You And I
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490107 15 Citadel
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490114 16 Farmer Takes Wife
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490121 17 Icebound
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490128 18 Goose Hangs High
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490204 19 World We Made
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490211 20 Dead End
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490218 21 Dolls House
Great Scenes From Great Plays 490225 22 Lady With Lamp

 


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