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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Larry Parks’ Day in Court, by Eric Bentley (Drama)
Starring: Dan Gunther, William Smithers, Don Stewart, Braden McKinley, Stan Glenn, Richard Hoag, Tony Miratti, Ross Borden, John Strawn, David Newton and David Brainard.
[Playing Time: 59:05]
(In this country, who is a patriot ? Who is a traitor? Here is a portrayal of the actual [edited] transcript of film star Larry Parks’ appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.)
Eric Bentley (1916 – ), playwright, critic, editor, translator and cabaret singer, was born in England in 1916 and became an American citizen in 1948. Drama critic for The New Republic from 1952-1956, he authored such works as The Playwright As Thinker, Bernard Shaw, What Is Theatre? and The Life of the Drama. He’s also known for his translations of the plays of Bertholt Brecht (whose work he championed) and Luigi Pirandello, and for his editions of collected plays such as The Classic Theatre. His own plays include Lord Alfred’s Lover and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (from which our current podcast is taken.) In 1998 he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.