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Theater 5 Radio Program

Theatre 5 probably came a bit late in Radio History to really contribute to the body of Golden Age Radio drama, but better late than never

Theatre 5 probably came a bit late in Radio History to really contribute to the body of Golden Age Radio drama, but better late than never

Theater 5 Radio Program

by Marisa Singhnarinaath
Theater 5 Radio Program
Theater 5 Radio Program
Theater 5 Radio Program

What is it about?

Theatre 5 probably came a bit late in Radio History to really contribute to the body of Golden Age Radio drama, but better late than never. Theatre 5 was an attempt to recapture the wonderful Radio heritage of the Golden Age of Radio.

Theater 5 Radio Program

App Details

Version
1.6
Rating
NA
Size
26Mb
Genre
Music
Last updated
February 25, 2018
Release date
October 26, 2012
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App Store Description

Theatre 5 probably came a bit late in Radio History to really contribute to the body of Golden Age Radio drama, but better late than never. Theatre 5 was an attempt to recapture the wonderful Radio heritage of the Golden Age of Radio.

The production was top notch. Indeed many of the finest voice talents from The Golden Age of Radio are present throughout its run.

Theater 5’s most compelling features were the presentation of expansive mix of genres like mystery, crime, melodrama, suspense, horror and comedy and some of Radio, Stage, Television and Film's finest guest stars.

Theatre Royal, hosted by Sir Laurence Olivier, was a half-hour, dramatic anthology of the plays and novels of the Western World's most famous authors and playwrights. Sir Laurence himself was finally able to appear in one of his own series' productions--in this instance, The Purse.


Sir Laurence was able to host only twenty-six of the scheduled thirty-nine programs before having to return to Great Britain. Sir Laurence's great friend and thespian, Sir Ralph Richardson generously agreed to complete the remaining commitment, hosting and performing in many of the thirteen more programs, in various starring and supporting roles.


After the departure of both of the hosts of Theatre Royal, six 'Command Performances' were aired to complete the scheduled series of broadcasts. The 'Command Performances' were:

Queen of Spades with Orson Welles
The Overcoat with Michael Redgrave
The Happy Hypocrite with Sir John Gielgud
The Sire de Maletroit's Door with Robert Donat and Renee Asherson
The Judgement with Trevor Howard
The Country of the Blind with Sir Laurence Oliver

The Last Command Performance broadcast marked the end of the Theatre Royal.

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