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 Shakespeare on the Radio

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"All the world's a stage,
and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts..."
As You Like It, Act II Scene 7

ShakespeareShakespeare is one of the most influential and important figures in western literature and theater. He influenced Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, William Faulkner, Bertolt Brecht, TS Elliot, even Sigmund Freud devised some of his theories on the inner working of the human mind after reviewing Hamlet. A master of the English language, he invented new expressions including bedroom, moonbeam, green-eyed, gloomy, gossip, jaded, majestic, cold-blooded, eyeball, watchdog, bump, laughable tongue-tied and over 1,700 more words and phrases.

William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564 23 April 1616). At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway and together they had three children. Shakespeare first known works was Henry VI and Richard III, historical dramas, which were all the rage in the 1590s. Beginning in 1594, Shakespeare plays were produced by the performance group Lord Chamberlain's Men under the reigning Queen Elizabeth I, later called King's Men under Kind James I. He wrote roles to suit certain actors including himself as he also performed in many of his own plays. The troupe rented space at the Globe Theater outside London (see also Globe Theater, the old time radio show named after the original Shakespearian theater in London) and his most famous work was written for the Globe including Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. With the success of Lord Chamberlain's Men Shakespeare became quite prosperous Shakespeare was interned at the Church of the Holy Trinity in his hometown Stratford-upon-Avon.

William Shakespeare's works have been translated into every major language on earth and have performed worldwide. When the technology of silent film emerged, performance moved off stage to audiences everywhere as early as 1908 with J. Stuart Blackton's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Inevitably, Shakespeare's works moved from stage to the medium of old time radio shows with some series dedicated solely to Shakespearean works. Columbia Workshop's Hamlet is one of the earliest performances using the Elizabethan author.

John Barrymore as HamletAmerican actor John Barrymore, known for his stage performances of Richard III and Hamlet (as well as his carousing and heavy drinking), performed in a series of Shakespearean plays including dramas Macbeth and Hamlet as well as comedies like the Taming of the Shrew. Each of the episodes of the series, entitled to capitalize on both artists' popularity "John Barrymore and Shakespeare included introductions by John Drew Barrymore (Barrymore's son) and his thoughts on the plays.

Certain works in this collection are not Shakespearian plays per se but represent the larger cultural impact of the author pervasive in the history of radio, such as the name used Romeo synonymously to mean romantic young man. Works by Shakespeare in this collection include Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and variations there of.

See also: Globe Theater. For more literary-based radio plays, see also: Authors Playhouse, Authors Collection , NBC University Theater,and World's Greatest Short Stories and World's Great Novels.

All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2015 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

50 recordings - total playtime 24 hours 35 minutes

1937 Shakespeare Festival 370823 7o8 Henry Iv
440322 Hamlet
461102 Original Hamlet
Andy Griffith Hamlet 53
Behind The Scenes 47 07 William Shakespeare
Boris Karloff's Reader's Digest 571217 Shakespeare's Hom
Cbsrw 560224 05 Interview With Shakespeare
Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370719 2 Much Ado Abt Nothing
Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370726 3 Julius Caesar
Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370802 4 Taming Of The Shrew
Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370823 7 Henry Iv
Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370830 8 Twelfth Night
Columbia Workshop 360919 109 Hamlet 1o2
Columbia Workshop 361114 116 Hamlet 2o2
Columbia Workshop 391207 2014 As You Like It
Coty 440120 0312 Macbeth's Bloody Knife
Des Freedom 480926 14 Shakespeare Of Harlem
Favorite Story 480410 030 Mister Shakespeare
First Nighter 480617 1627 Old Lady Shakespeare
Francis Langford Show 470724 08 Performing Macbeth
Fred Allen 460113 Maurice Evanshamlet (AFRS)
Front Page Drama 340507 Anthony & Cleopatra
Front Page Drama 391203 The Robbing Romeo
FSF 02 Romeo & Juliet Lydia (3
Gunsmoke 520823 018 Shakespeare
Gunsmoke 560122 198 Romeo
Halls Of Ivy 500203 005 Dr Bromley, Shakespeare Expert
Isirta 670702 411 Tales From Shakespeare
Isirta 670702 S4e11 Othello
Isirta 680609 S5e09 Macbeth
John Barrymore & Shakespear 500810 2o4 Hamlet
John Barrymore & Shakespear 500830 3o4 Macbeth
John Barrymore & Shakespear 500906 4o4 Taming Of The Shrew
Langford 470724 (08) Performing Macbeth
Lfa 2646991029that Fateful Night In Macbeth
Montague 501124 03 Romeo
Montague 510119 11 Hollywood To Film 'macbeth'
Montague 510609 31 Playing Shakespeare For Pta Benefit
Mt 380911 110 Julius Caesar
Mt 460802 309 [mst] Golden Honeymoon
Mt 460913 315 [mst] King Lear Scenes
Nero Wolfe 461215 The Shakespeare Portfolio
News Shakespeare Othello Paul Robeson 1959
Nick Carter 451230 216 Legend Of Shakespeare's Ghost
Orson Welles Almanac 440322 Hamlet
Previews Romeo Juliet
Story Lady 002 Romeo And Juliet
Susp 530504 511 Othello, Part 1
Susp 530511 512 Othello, Part 2
Theater Guild Ota 470511 075 Macbeth



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