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Columbia Shakespeare Cycle - July 26, 1937

June 13th, 2010

This month, as part of my reel to reel and lp old time radio collections, I'm presenting most of the run of the "Columbia Shakespeare Cycle", an eight episode miniseries of one-hour Shakespeare plays broadcast as a prestige project by CBS in 1937.

Program 3 of the series was broadcast July 26, 1937.  It's "Julius Caesar" featuring Claude Rains, Raymond Massey, Walter Abel and Reginald Denny.

The show is in circulation, but the episodes in the series seem to have been digitized from cassettes.  This version was transferred from a rare Murray Hill lp set, , "Hollywood Immortals Perform Shakespeare", release number 898667.

Next week:  Edward G. Robinson in a Shakespeare comedy...

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