Compass Classroom is delighted to present The Mercury Theatre On The Air for use with any literature course or as a standalone resource for your homeschool.
These eighteen, hour-long literary dramatizations bring to life classic works of literature under the famous direction of Orson Welles. Just a few months after these episodes aired, Welles had achieved front-page notoriety for his “War of the Worlds” broadcast, which secured Campbell’s soup as a sponsor.
Included in this download:
- MP3 files tagged for use in iTunes or similar music database
The Mercury Theatre On The Air was a weekly series of live radio dramas created by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre repertory company between July and December, 1938. Music for the show was composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.
Patrick (verified owner) –
I was a bit disappointed with this. The audio was terrible and due to that I could not follow the stories, at least that is what I am blaming it on. We only listened to the first two. I would not recommend this for that reason and the fact that you can get it for free at other sites.