Theatre Royal Vol. 1 – American Classics I (2CD)


Catalogue No: HMD 26205
EAN/UPC: 809730610523
Release Date: February 2016
Discs: 2
Total Playing Time: 93:37

Sir Laurence Olivier stars in four classic tales, first broadcast in the UK in 1952-3, and favorites with American radio listeners. HG Wells’ “The Country of the Blind” was first published in 1904 in the Strand magazine; Olivier plays the hapless and confused Nunez. “Bartleby” by Herman Melville first appeared in 1853; then we have two tales of the California gold rush written by Bret Harte in the 1860s, all brought to life in vintage 1950s style.

This remastered recording is strictly copyright. All rights (including broadcast rights) reserved.

Track Listing

  1. H.G. Wells: The Country of the Blind (18.48)
  2. H. Melville: Bartleby (17.51)
  3. B. Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp (26.42)
  4. B. Harte: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (27.15)