• Classic English and Irish Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, Volume 3

  • By: Theatre Royal, Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-04-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Heritage Media Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Editor reviews

On this lovingly restored and remastered third volume of Classic English and Irish Dramas, the legendary British actor Sir Laurence Olivier regales listeners with stellar performances in two Theatre Royal dramatizations of stories by the stupendous writer Oscar Wilde. In "The Canterville Ghost", Olivier displays his comedic side as a spirit who fails to frighten the family whom he is haunting. The consummate thespian then beguiles as the title character in "Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime", a madcap romp featuring a cast of eccentric high-society characters.
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Summary

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Canterville Ghost’, adapted from the original tale by Oscar Wilde and Laurence Olivier starring in 'Lord Arthur Savill's Crime' adapted from the original tale by Oscar Wilde.
Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's 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.)
Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: ‘Classic radio - vivid, tense, compressed. 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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