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Great Plays

featuring reputable plays from throughout of human history including playwrights such as Aristophanes, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Sheridan, Pierre Corneille, Robert Fitzgerald, James M. Barrie, and William Gillette.

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"Pride and Prejudice"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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AristophaneCorneilleGeorge Bernard Shaw

Great Plays is a fine old time radio show featuring reputable plays from throughout of human history as early as Aristophanes from ancient Athens.  Other notable authors represented in Great Plays include William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Sheridan, Pierre Corneille, Robert Fitzgerald, James M. Barrie, William Gillette, and many more.

Blevins Davis, William S. Rainey, and Charles Warburton directed Great Plays respectively; Davis also wrote many of the adaptations.  Great Plays was heard on Sunday afternoons from 1938 until 1942.

For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Living Fiction,  Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    83 recordings on 4 MP3 CDs for just $20.00
    total playtime 81 hours, 19 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 22 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Great Plays 380226 001 Birds.mp3
    2. Great Plays 380305 002 Everyman.mp3
    3. Great Plays 380312 003 Great Magician.mp3
    4. Great Plays 380319 004 Tamburlaine.mp3
    5. Great Plays 380402 006 A School For Husbands.mp3
    6. Great Plays 380409 007 Love For Love.mp3
    7. Great Plays 380416 008 School For Scandal.mp3
    8. Great Plays 380423 009 Silver King.mp3
    9. Great Plays 380430 010 Playboy Of Western World.mp3
    10. Great Plays 381016 001 Trojan Woman.mp3
    11. Great Plays 381023 002 Everyman.mp3
    12. Great Plays 381106 004 Tragic Story Of Dr. Faustus.mp3
    13. Great Plays 381120 006 Julius Caesar.mp3
    14. Great Plays 381127 007 Othello.mp3
    15. Great Plays 381204 008 Le Cid.mp3
    16. Great Plays 381211 009 Life Is A Dream.mp3
    17. Great Plays 381218 010 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.mp3
    18. Great Plays 390108 012 She Stoops To Conquer.mp3
    19. Great Plays 390122 013 Mary Stuart.mp3
    20. Great Plays 390129 014 Hernani.mp3
    21. Great Plays 390205 015 Richelieu.mp3
    22. Great Plays 390212 016 Octaroon.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 32 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 390219 017 Redemption.mp3
    2. Great Plays 390305 019 Patience.mp3
    3. Great Plays 390312 020 Camille.mp3
    4. Great Plays 390319 021 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    5. Great Plays 390402 023 Blue Bird.mp3
    6. Great Plays 390409 024 Justice.mp3
    7. Great Plays 390423 026 Oliver Cromwell.mp3
    8. Great Plays 390430 027 White Haired Boy.mp3
    9. Great Plays 390507 028 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
    10. Great Plays 391015 029 Antigone.mp3
    11. Great Plays 391022 030 Alcestis.mp3
    12. Great Plays 391029 031 Everyman.mp3
    13. Great Plays 391105 032 Edward II.mp3
    14. Great Plays 391112 033 Romeo And Juliet.mp3
    15. Great Plays 391119 034 Much Ado About Nothing.mp3
    16. Great Plays 391126 035 Macbeth.mp3
    17. Great Plays 391203 036 Volpone.mp3
    18. Great Plays 391210 037 Tartuffe.mp3
    19. Great Plays 391217 038 Beggars Opera.mp3
    20. Great Plays 400107 039 Rivals.mp3
    21. Great Plays 400114 040 William Tell.mp3
    22. Great Plays 400121 041 Ruy Blas.mp3
    Volume 3 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 400128 042 Rip Van Winkle.mp3
    2. Great Plays 400204 043 Arrahnapogue.mp3
    3. Great Plays 400211 044 Peer Gynt.mp3
    4. Great Plays 400218 045 Playboy Of Western World.mp3
    5. Great Plays 400225 046 Pirates Of Penzance.mp3
    6. Great Plays 400310 048 Secret Service.mp3
    7. Great Plays 400317 049 Laiglon.mp3
    8. Great Plays 400324 050 Captain Jenks Of Horse Marines.mp3
    9. Great Plays 400331 051 Three Sisters.mp3
    10. Great Plays 400407 052 Pelleas Et Melisande.mp3
    11. Great Plays 400414 053 Strife.mp3
    12. Great Plays 400421 054 Lillom.mp3
    13. Great Plays 400428 055 Return Of Peter Grimm.mp3
    14. Great Plays 400505 056 Winterset.mp3
    15. Great Plays 401013 057 Greece To Broadway.mp3
    16. Great Plays 401103 060 Tragic Story Of Dr Faustus.mp3
    17. Great Plays 401110 061 Loves Labor Lost.mp3
    18. Great Plays 401117 062 Merry Wives Of Windsor.mp3
    19. Great Plays 401124 063 Tempest.mp3
    20. Great Plays 401201 064 Revenge Tragedies.mp3
    21. Great Plays 401208 065 El Cid.mp3
    22. Great Plays 401215 066 Imaginary Invalid.mp3
    Volume 4 - 17 shows - total playtime 16 hours 32 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 400303 047 Second Mrs Tanquerry.mp3
    2. Great Plays 401222 067 Second Shepherds Play.mp3
    3. Great Plays 401229 068 Pigeon.mp3
    4. Great Plays 410105 069 English Restoration Plays.mp3
    5. Great Plays 410112 070 Barber Of Seville.mp3
    6. Great Plays 410119 071 Rivals.mp3
    7. Great Plays 410202 073 Thunderbolt.mp3
    8. Great Plays 410216 075 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    9. Great Plays 410223 076 Curtain Call for the Queen.mp3
    10. Great Plays 410302 077 Climbers.mp3
    11. Great Plays 410309 078 Well Of Saints.mp3
    12. Great Plays 410316 079 Swan.mp3
    13. Great Plays 410323 080 American Theater 1920-40.mp3
    14. Great Plays 410330 081 Robert E Lee.mp3
    15. Great Plays 410406 082 Beggar On Horseback.mp3
    16. Great Plays 410427 085 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
    17. Great Plays 411207 090 Inspector General.mp3
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    83 recordings on 4 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $20.00
    total playtime 81 hours, 19 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 22 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 380226 001 Birds.mp3
    2. Great Plays 380305 002 Everyman.mp3
    3. Great Plays 380312 003 Great Magician.mp3
    4. Great Plays 380319 004 Tamburlaine.mp3
    5. Great Plays 380402 006 A School For Husbands.mp3
    6. Great Plays 380409 007 Love For Love.mp3
    7. Great Plays 380416 008 School For Scandal.mp3
    8. Great Plays 380423 009 Silver King.mp3
    9. Great Plays 380430 010 Playboy Of Western World.mp3
    10. Great Plays 381016 001 Trojan Woman.mp3
    11. Great Plays 381023 002 Everyman.mp3
    12. Great Plays 381106 004 Tragic Story Of Dr. Faustus.mp3
    13. Great Plays 381120 006 Julius Caesar.mp3
    14. Great Plays 381127 007 Othello.mp3
    15. Great Plays 381204 008 Le Cid.mp3
    16. Great Plays 381211 009 Life Is A Dream.mp3
    17. Great Plays 381218 010 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.mp3
    18. Great Plays 390108 012 She Stoops To Conquer.mp3
    19. Great Plays 390122 013 Mary Stuart.mp3
    20. Great Plays 390129 014 Hernani.mp3
    21. Great Plays 390205 015 Richelieu.mp3
    22. Great Plays 390212 016 Octaroon.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 32 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 390219 017 Redemption.mp3
    2. Great Plays 390305 019 Patience.mp3
    3. Great Plays 390312 020 Camille.mp3
    4. Great Plays 390319 021 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    5. Great Plays 390402 023 Blue Bird.mp3
    6. Great Plays 390409 024 Justice.mp3
    7. Great Plays 390423 026 Oliver Cromwell.mp3
    8. Great Plays 390430 027 White Haired Boy.mp3
    9. Great Plays 390507 028 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
    10. Great Plays 391015 029 Antigone.mp3
    11. Great Plays 391022 030 Alcestis.mp3
    12. Great Plays 391029 031 Everyman.mp3
    13. Great Plays 391105 032 Edward II.mp3
    14. Great Plays 391112 033 Romeo And Juliet.mp3
    15. Great Plays 391119 034 Much Ado About Nothing.mp3
    16. Great Plays 391126 035 Macbeth.mp3
    17. Great Plays 391203 036 Volpone.mp3
    18. Great Plays 391210 037 Tartuffe.mp3
    19. Great Plays 391217 038 Beggars Opera.mp3
    20. Great Plays 400107 039 Rivals.mp3
    21. Great Plays 400114 040 William Tell.mp3
    22. Great Plays 400121 041 Ruy Blas.mp3
    Volume 3 - 22 shows - total playtime 21 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 400128 042 Rip Van Winkle.mp3
    2. Great Plays 400204 043 Arrahnapogue.mp3
    3. Great Plays 400211 044 Peer Gynt.mp3
    4. Great Plays 400218 045 Playboy Of Western World.mp3
    5. Great Plays 400225 046 Pirates Of Penzance.mp3
    6. Great Plays 400310 048 Secret Service.mp3
    7. Great Plays 400317 049 Laiglon.mp3
    8. Great Plays 400324 050 Captain Jenks Of Horse Marines.mp3
    9. Great Plays 400331 051 Three Sisters.mp3
    10. Great Plays 400407 052 Pelleas Et Melisande.mp3
    11. Great Plays 400414 053 Strife.mp3
    12. Great Plays 400421 054 Lillom.mp3
    13. Great Plays 400428 055 Return Of Peter Grimm.mp3
    14. Great Plays 400505 056 Winterset.mp3
    15. Great Plays 401013 057 Greece To Broadway.mp3
    16. Great Plays 401103 060 Tragic Story Of Dr Faustus.mp3
    17. Great Plays 401110 061 Loves Labor Lost.mp3
    18. Great Plays 401117 062 Merry Wives Of Windsor.mp3
    19. Great Plays 401124 063 Tempest.mp3
    20. Great Plays 401201 064 Revenge Tragedies.mp3
    21. Great Plays 401208 065 El Cid.mp3
    22. Great Plays 401215 066 Imaginary Invalid.mp3
    Volume 4 - 17 shows - total playtime 16 hours 32 minutes
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    1. Great Plays 400303 047 Second Mrs Tanquerry.mp3
    2. Great Plays 401222 067 Second Shepherds Play.mp3
    3. Great Plays 401229 068 Pigeon.mp3
    4. Great Plays 410105 069 English Restoration Plays.mp3
    5. Great Plays 410112 070 Barber Of Seville.mp3
    6. Great Plays 410119 071 Rivals.mp3
    7. Great Plays 410202 073 Thunderbolt.mp3
    8. Great Plays 410216 075 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    9. Great Plays 410223 076 Curtain Call for the Queen.mp3
    10. Great Plays 410302 077 Climbers.mp3
    11. Great Plays 410309 078 Well Of Saints.mp3
    12. Great Plays 410316 079 Swan.mp3
    13. Great Plays 410323 080 American Theater 1920-40.mp3
    14. Great Plays 410330 081 Robert E Lee.mp3
    15. Great Plays 410406 082 Beggar On Horseback.mp3
    16. Great Plays 410427 085 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
    17. Great Plays 411207 090 Inspector General.mp3
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    83 recordings on 83 Audio CDs
    total playtime 81 hours, 19 min

    Disc A001

    1. Great Plays 380226 001 Birds

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    Disc A002

    1. Great Plays 380305 002 Everyman

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    Disc A003

    1. Great Plays 380312 003 Great Magician

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    Disc A004

    1. Great Plays 380319 004 Tamburlaine

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    Disc A005

    1. Great Plays 380402 006 A School For Husbands

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    Disc A006

    1. Great Plays 380409 007 Love For Love

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    Disc A007

    1. Great Plays 380416 008 School For Scandal

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    Disc A008

    1. Great Plays 380423 009 Silver King

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    Disc A009

    1. Great Plays 380430 010 Playboy Of Western World

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    Disc A010

    1. Great Plays 381016 001 Trojan Woman

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    Disc A011

    1. Great Plays 381023 002 Everyman

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    Disc A012

    1. Great Plays 381106 004 Tragic Story Of Dr. Faustus

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    Disc A013

    1. Great Plays 381120 006 Julius Caesar

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    Disc A014

    1. Great Plays 381127 007 Othello

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    Disc A015

    1. Great Plays 381204 008 Le Cid

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    Disc A016

    1. Great Plays 381211 009 Life Is A Dream

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    Disc A017

    1. Great Plays 381218 010 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

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    Disc A018

    1. Great Plays 390108 012 She Stoops To Conquer

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    Disc A019

    1. Great Plays 390122 013 Mary Stuart

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    Disc A020

    1. Great Plays 390129 014 Hernani

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    Disc A021

    1. Great Plays 390205 015 Richelieu

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    Disc A022

    1. Great Plays 390212 016 Octaroon

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    Disc A023

    1. Great Plays 390219 017 Redemption

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    Disc A024

    1. Great Plays 390305 019 Patience

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    Disc A025

    1. Great Plays 390312 020 Camille

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    Disc A026

    1. Great Plays 390319 021 Cyrano De Bergerac

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    Disc A027

    1. Great Plays 390402 023 Blue Bird

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    Disc A028

    1. Great Plays 390409 024 Justice

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    Disc A029

    1. Great Plays 390423 026 Oliver Cromwell

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    Disc A030

    1. Great Plays 390430 027 White Haired Boy

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    Disc A031

    1. Great Plays 390507 028 Elizabeth Queen

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    Disc A032

    1. Great Plays 391015 029 Antigone

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    Disc A033

    1. Great Plays 391022 030 Alcestis

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    Disc A034

    1. Great Plays 391029 031 Everyman

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    Disc A035

    1. Great Plays 391105 032 Edward II

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    Disc A036

    1. Great Plays 391112 033 Romeo And Juliet

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    Disc A037

    1. Great Plays 391119 034 Much Ado About Nothing

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    Disc A038

    1. Great Plays 391126 035 Macbeth

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    Disc A039

    1. Great Plays 391203 036 Volpone

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    Disc A040

    1. Great Plays 391210 037 Tartuffe

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    Disc A041

    1. Great Plays 391217 038 Beggars Opera

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    Disc A042

    1. Great Plays 400107 039 Rivals

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    Disc A043

    1. Great Plays 400114 040 William Tell

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    Disc A044

    1. Great Plays 400121 041 Ruy Blas

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    Disc A045

    1. Great Plays 400128 042 Rip Van Winkle

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    Disc A046

    1. Great Plays 400204 043 Arrahnapogue

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    Disc A047

    1. Great Plays 400211 044 Peer Gynt

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    Disc A048

    1. Great Plays 400218 045 Playboy Of Western World

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    Disc A049

    1. Great Plays 400225 046 Pirates Of Penzance

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    Disc A050

    1. Great Plays 400303 047 Second Mrs Tanquerry

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    Disc A051

    1. Great Plays 400310 048 Secret Service

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    Disc A052

    1. Great Plays 400317 049 Laiglon

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    Disc A053

    1. Great Plays 400324 050 Captain Jenks Of Horse Marines

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    Disc A054

    1. Great Plays 400331 051 Three Sisters

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    Disc A055

    1. Great Plays 400407 052 Pelleas Et Melisande

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    Disc A056

    1. Great Plays 400414 053 Strife

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    Disc A057

    1. Great Plays 400421 054 Lillom

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    Disc A058

    1. Great Plays 400428 055 Return Of Peter Grimm

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    Disc A059

    1. Great Plays 400505 056 Winterset

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    Disc A060

    1. Great Plays 401013 057 Greece To Broadway

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    Disc A061

    1. Great Plays 401103 060 Tragic Story Of Dr Faustus

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    Disc A062

    1. Great Plays 401110 061 Loves Labor Lost

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    Disc A063

    1. Great Plays 401117 062 Merry Wives Of Windsor

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    Disc A064

    1. Great Plays 401124 063 Tempest

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    Disc A065

    1. Great Plays 401201 064 Revenge Tragedies

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    Disc A066

    1. Great Plays 401208 065 El Cid

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    Disc A067

    1. Great Plays 401215 066 Imaginary Invalid

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    Disc A068

    1. Great Plays 401222 067 Second Shepherds Play

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    Disc A069

    1. Great Plays 401229 068 Pigeon

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    Disc A070

    1. Great Plays 410105 069 English Restoration Plays

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    Disc A071

    1. Great Plays 410112 070 Barber Of Seville

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    Disc A072

    1. Great Plays 410119 071 Rivals

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    Disc A073

    1. Great Plays 410202 073 Thunderbolt

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    Disc A074

    1. Great Plays 410216 075 Cyrano De Bergerac

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    Disc A075

    1. Great Plays 410223 076 Curtain Call for the Queen

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    Disc A076

    1. Great Plays 410302 077 Climbers

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    Disc A077

    1. Great Plays 410309 078 Well Of Saints

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    Disc A078

    1. Great Plays 410316 079 Swan

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    Disc A079

    1. Great Plays 410323 080 American Theater 1920-40

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    Disc A080

    1. Great Plays 410330 081 Robert E Lee

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    Disc A081

    1. Great Plays 410406 082 Beggar On Horseback

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    Disc A082

    1. Great Plays 410427 085 Pride And Prejudice

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    Disc A083

    1. Great Plays 411207 090 Inspector General

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