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The Mercury Theater on the Air

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Cris Guenter (Faculty), Aug 30, 2000
Comment: This site provides a very good information about The Mercury Theater on the Air
from the 1930s. Teachers and student teachers with whom I work are delighted
with the selection of old radio dramas that are found here and many get ideas
for K-12 classroom lessons from listening to selected shows. The 1988 Leonard
Maltin interview with surviving members (found at the bottom of the page under
the Theater of the Imagination link) provides a solid cultural and historical
context for radio dramas in America in the 1930s. I would rate this site a 5
instead of a 4, but some days the server where this site is housed is down. The
actual content of the site is excellent.

Technical Remarks:

You need RealAudio or RealPlayer or a MP3 Player to effectively use this site.
The old time radio dramas are available in streaming audio format or can be
downloaded for RealPlayer or MP3 players.