Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's Favorite OTR

The Mercury Theatre on the Air: "Abraham Lincoln 8/15/38

Based on the play by John Drinkwater, this broadcast was an episodic examination of Lincoln's presidency. It's quite wonderful--generating a surprisingly high level of emotion as Lincoln deals with hard moral decisions and an argumentative Cabinet. With much of the dialogue lifted directly from Lincoln's speeches, it's a powerful bit of historical drama.

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