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The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles Radio/TV Program

The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials

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Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.

EPISODES:

  • War of the Worlds
  • Dracula
  • Treasure Island
  • Tale of Two Cities
  • Three Short Stories
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Affairs of Anatol
  • Count of Monte Cristo
  • Julius Caesar
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Hell on Ice
  • Pickwick Papers

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    "War of the Worlds is good, but the rest not great."

    War of the Worlds is interesting, especially if you know some of the back-story about how this radio drama was taken seriously by some listeners. But I had trouble getting through the second story about Dracula. The recording quality is poor, with lots of hiss and scratchiness If you are hard of hearing, or often listen in a noisy environment, you are likely to have trouble making out some of what is being said. And there is a non-linear jumpiness to the story-telling that can make it hard to follow. The stories are also sometimes more than a little melodramatic. I think you have to be dedicated and focused to really enjoy this. This was the early days of radio, primitive and unvarnished. Today it almost seems laughable. Unless you are student of radio history, this might not grab you.

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