A Thursday of history plays

 

Falstaff plays the king

THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. This Thursday (Wednesday in the US) our radio station takes another dive into the wealth of free history radio plays available online. Since our last look at these plays, we have improved the sound quality of some files.

Great events of history emerge through the pen of profilic dramatists as diverse as Shakespeare, Schiller, Eugene O’Neill, Orson Welles and David Karp. We will encounter the great personalities of history: Ceasar, Marie Antoinette, Stalin, Queen Victoria and many more. Men of science, literature, even common soldiers, sailors and printers will make an appearence.

Be sure to tune in Thursday for an evening of historical drama.  The event starts around midnight on Wednesday Central European Time. On the west coast of the US, that would be around 15.00 on Wednesday.  On the East Coast it would be 18.00 on Wednesday. It then continues for 24 hours.

Current playlist:
  1. “Beau Brummel” by Clyde Fitch
  2. “Oliver Cromwell” by John Drinkwater
  3. “The Plot to Kill Stalin” by David Karp
  4. “Young Tom Edison” by Dore Schary, Bradbury Foote and Hugo Butler
  5. “The Life of Emile Zola” by Matthew Josephson
  6. “Cardinal Richelieu” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. “The Killers of Mussolini”  by A.E. Hotchner
  8. “Disraeli” by Julien Josephson
  9. “The Story of Louis Pasteur”  by Pierre Collings
  10. “Madame Curie” based on Eve Curie’s book
  11. “Robert E. Lee” by John Drinkwater
  12. “Mary Stuart” by Friedrich Schiller
  13. “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare
  14. “Elizabeth, The Queen” by Maxwell Anderson
  15. “Victoria Regina” by Laurence Housman
  16. “Abraham Lincoln” by John Drinkwater
  17. “William Ireland’s Confession” by Arthur Miller
  18. “The Fountain” by Eugene O’Neill
  19. “The Trial of John Peter Zenger” by Irve Tunick
  20. “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” by Robert E. Sherwood
  21. “Marie Antoinette” by Hilaire Belloc
  22. “Edward II” by Christopher Marlowe
  23. “Mutiny on the Bounty” by Orson Welles
  24. “The Barrets of Wimpole Street” by Rudolf Besier
  25. “Ruy Blas” by Victor Hugo
  26. “The Cid” by Pierre Corneille
  27. “Anna & the King of Siam” based on a biography written by Margaret Landon
  28. “Mary of Scotland” by Maxwell Anderson