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Columbia Shakespeare Cycle - August 30, 1937

July 3rd, 2010

Well, this week we come to the end of our 1937 series of one-hour dramas, "The Columbia Shakespeare Cycle", with a special treat - a program in the series that I believe is uncirculated.

The eighth and final show in the series was originally heard on CBS on August 30, 1937.  It's Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night", featuring Cedric Hardwicke and Tallulah Bankhead.  There's also a young upstart actor you might recognize from some of his later radio work.

At the end of the show, there's an announcement of a program broadcast later in the evening where the different stars of the series were interviewed in hookups from New York and Hollywood.  Anyone ever run into that broadcast?

The show was transferred from the Murray Hill lp set, "Hollywood Immortals Perform Shakespeare", release number 898667.


  • Night Listener

    This show has been available at the (extraordinary!) Museum of Orson Welles website (http://museumoforsonwelles.blogspot.com/) and at the internet archive (http://www.archive.org/details/Orson_Welles_Shakespeare_Collection) for quite some time. Nice to hear a better copy though.

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:36 am