The SBTA offers its repertory of radio productions for free download.
Not “old-time radio,” these are broadcast presentations of some of the world’s most gifted classic and contemporary playwrights: Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Luigi Pirandello, Susan Glaspell, George Kelly, Noel Coward, Harold Pinter, Vaclav Havel, Eric Bentley, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Frank Gilroy, Jason Miller, Benjamin Bettenbender, Laura Cahill, Murray Schisgal and many others.
Each week a different radio comedy/drama will be podcast here.
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I Can’t Remember Anything, by Arthur Miller (Comedy-Drama)
Starring Mitchell Ryan and Salome Jens
[Playing Time: 33:53]
(The widow of a man’s best friend drops in every day. There are consequences)
Arthur Miller (1915-2005), recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has come to be considered one of the greatest dramatists in the history of the American Theatre, and his plays, a fusion of naturalistic and expressionistic techniques, continue to be widely produced. In 1944, his first play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, opened to horrible reviews. In 1945, Miller published a novel, FOCUS, and two years later had his first play on Broadway, All My Sons. This play, his Death of a Salesman, View From the Bridge, The Crucible, After the Fall, and Incident at Vichy – among others – have become classics of dramatic literature. His screenplay “The Misfits” starred his then-wife Marilyn Monroe. He is notable too for having refused to “name names” before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. (On this subject, be sure to hear the SBTA production of Larry Parks’ Day in Court, by Eric Bentley.) At age 89, Miller died at his home in Roxbury, CT of congestive heart failure.