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The New Theatre

America's Best novels presented by famed actress and producer Eva Le Gallienne

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"Willow Cabin"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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"From New York, Where the American Stage Begins, NBC presents New Theater"

The best of radio drama is simply story telling, and some of the best stories come from great American novels. NBC took advantage of this over the summer of 1951 with the presentation of New Theater.

Eva Le GallienneNew Theater was a continuation some might say a swan-song of NBC University of the Air. The concept of NBC University of the Air had been to present great works of literature, along with discussion and commentary. Listeners could participate in the broadcast as part of the curricula of a number of institutions across the country. By the beginning of the 1950's the radio network had largely abandoned the accreditation of association with universities. New Theater presented novels simply for the enjoyment of the stories.

Eva Le Gallienne presented New Theater and she was one of the greatest and most influential actresses on the American stage during the first half of the 20th Century. She was also an influential producer and director. Although she spent some time in Hollywood, her movie and radio resume was somewhat limited. During the Great Depression she had been offered directorship of the Works Progress Administration's National Theater Division, but she declined, preferring to work with established talent. Later she helped establish the American Repertory Theater. Although her own radio appearances were somewhat limited, she helped coach many successful radio performers, including Humphrey Bogart, Burgess Meredith, Elspeth Eric, Barton Yarborough, Jan Miner, and her lover, Basil Rathbone. Many of the radio actors whom she helped to success were eager to help with her New Theater project.

The novels presented on New Theater were adapted for radio by Ernest Kinoy, the prolific radio writer better known for his adaptations of Science Fiction stories for Dimension X and X Minus One.

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.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 55 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 3 hours 55 minutes
      1. The New Theater 510617 02 Young Man With A Horn.mp3
      2. The New Theater 510708 05 Willow Cabin.mp3
      3. The New Theater 510715 06 Time Of Man.mp3
      4. The New Theater 510729 08 After Many A Summer Dies Swan.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 55 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 3 hours 55 minutes
      1. The New Theater 510617 02 Young Man With A Horn.mp3
      2. The New Theater 510708 05 Willow Cabin.mp3
      3. The New Theater 510715 06 Time Of Man.mp3
      4. The New Theater 510729 08 After Many A Summer Dies Swan.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. The New Theater 510617 02 Young Man With A Horn

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    Disc A002

    1. The New Theater 510708 05 Willow Cabin

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    Disc A003

    1. The New Theater 510715 06 Time Of Man

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    Disc A004

    1. The New Theater 510729 08 After Many A Summer Dies Swan

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