Classic American Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Volume 1

  • by Theatre Royal, H. G. Wells, Herman Melville
  • Narrated by Laurence Olivier
  • 0 hrs and 38 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Country of the Blind’, adapted from the original tale by H. G. Wells and ‘Bartelby’ adapted by Herman Melville.
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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Audible Editor Reviews

Laurence Olivier's voice is absolutely engaging - warm and golden, from a golden age of radio drama. In this classic audiobook, he performs classic works of literature including stories by Herman Melville and H. G. Wells. Olivier gives each of his characters distinct and dynamic voices, and moves between them with perfect fluidity. Accompanied with big-band music and old-school sound effects, this audiobook is pure enjoyment, combined with some of the most beautiful and important stories of all time.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2011
  • Publisher: Heritage Media Ltd