The Trojan horse, part 1 (Episode 13 of 14, Part 3 of 3)

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Episode Title:
The Trojan horse, part 1 (Episode 13 of 14, Part 3 of 3)
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BB3830.13C
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The first part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends the times, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 1 tells of Troy in the tenth year of Siege; of how Prince Troilus first sees the Trojan debutante, Cressida, at a pacifist demonstration led by his sister, Princess Cassandra; of an incident at Sarpedoni's, the roadhouse down by the Hellespont; of how Cressida's uncle Pandarus, the financier, arranges their meeting; and of a dinner party that Uncle Pan gives for King Priam and Queen Hecuba, and its consequences. Much of the action of the war is reported over the Voice of Ilium, the Trojan Radio Station.

The cast is as follows:

Cressida: Judith Seto

Troilus: Cliff May

Pandarus, Nestor: Jack Delmonte

The Voice of Ilium, Dares, Fusces: Mike Hodel

Cassandra: Bena Shuster

Diomedes, Hector: John Felton

Antigone, Hybla: Judy Richheimer

Hecuba: Kathleen Dalton

Priam, Calchas, Agamemnon: Albert Norton

Helen: Ursula Kenny

Sarpedoni: Annette Oliver

Paris, Achilles: Peter Frumkin

Aeneas, Cleon, Sentry: Edgar Walker

Antenor, Ulysses: Charles Pitts

Deiphobus, Menelaus: Billie Wasserman

Ajax, Sgt. Teucer: Franc Altman

Andromache, Lyde, Miss Dictes: R. M. Anderson

Newsreel Camera Man: Neal Conan

The song, If, in Days of Sullen Air, written by Martin Last and sung by Alison Miller accompanied by Marilyn Scheuer. Technical production by Fred Friedman, assisted by Edgar Walker. Production assistants, Neal Conan and Ellen Jaffe. Script girl, Nancy Willner. Dialogue Director, Joanna Russ. Narrated, produced and directed by Baird Searles for Pacifica Radio and the 99.5 Radio Theatre. This recording was formerly cataloged as BB3830.10A and as BB3397A.

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1967-09-07
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WBAI, 4 Nov. 1967.
Total duration (All reels): 
5 reels (270 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1967.
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Brian DeShazor, Director of the Archives, Pacifica Radio Archives, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604, 800-735-0230 x 263, fax 818-506-1084, brian@pacificaradioarchives.org, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org.
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