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Julius Caesar - Mercury Theatre on the Air

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Orson Welles adopted Shakespeare's famous play - Julius Caesar - for the stage in 1937.  The following year, Welles' version was recorded as a radio broadcast by Mercury Theatre on the Air. 

Causing controversy - as its producers hoped it would, when it was initially staged - Welles' interpretation (which was written not long before the outbreak of World War II) was set in fascist Italy.

Cast:

Main cast members of The Mercury Theatre on the Air

Orson Welles, Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Kenny Delmar, George Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Paul Stewart, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten, Hiram Sherman, Erskin Sanford, Frank Readick, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Frost, Karl Swenson, William Alland

Announcer:  Dan Deymour

Orchestra:  Bernard Herrmann

Producer:
  John Houseman

Director:  Orson Welles

Writers:  John Houseman, Howard Koch

Engineer:  John Dietz

Sound Effects:  James Rogan, Ray Kremer, Ora Nichol


Media Credits

Episode 10 of Mercury Theatre on the Air - first season - broadcast September 11, 1938.

Online, courtesy Archive.org

 

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