Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2 Audiobook | Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, Jules Romains | Audible.com
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Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2 | [Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, Jules Romains]

Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Little Louise’, adapted from the original tale by Guy de Maupassant and Robert Morley starring in 'Doctor Knock' adapted from the original tale by Jules Romains.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.
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Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2 presents two half-hour stories adapted for the radio: "Little Louis", by Guy de Maupassant and "Doctor Knock", by Jules Romains. Master actor Laurence Olivier and other leading theater artists from the 1950s charmingly perform these vintage radio dramas. Olivier, as usual, brings a poise and power to this performance, and a certain good-old-days nostalgia. The Theatre Royal brings together this series of dramas, complete with traditional radio sound effects and musical interludes. This is the only series of radio dramas featuring Olivier.

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Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Little Louise’, adapted from the original tale by Guy de Maupassant and Robert Morley starring in 'Doctor Knock' adapted from the original tale by Jules Romains.

Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood.

Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: “vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio)

“Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph)

“Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph)

“Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won't hear their like again.” (Sunday Times)

“A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.)

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    "A trio of nostalgic radio plays"

    Olivier plays Comte de Merret in Balzac's "La Grande Bretêche," a dark story of a man who takes a practical step toward putting an end to his wife's adultery.

    In the second play, he is Renardet, 'Monsieur le Maire,' in de Maupassant's "Little Louise." When a young girl is found murdered, the citizens of Carvelin demand revenge.

    Finally, Robert Morley plays the eponymous "Dr Knock" to comic effect in Jules Romains' satire of medicine.

    Once again, the uneven sound quality is my only complaint.


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