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The Lux Radio Theatre: Jane Eyre - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Jane Eyre takes a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall where her brooding master, Edward Rochester, harbors a dark secret. Says he, "Miss Eyre, I am a battleground where nature and circumstance tear at each other's throat. Nature intends me to be a good man. Circumstance decrees otherwise."

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The Columbia Workshop: The Fall of the City - transcript- from: Generic Radio

A radio announcer describes a nameless city's reaction to the arrival of a conquering enemy. Archibald MacLeish's allegorical verse play is one of the few vintage American radio dramas that was able to claim a serious literary reputation.

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The Campbell Playhouse: The Magnificent Ambersons - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Spoiled George Amberson Minafer threatens the romance of his mother and the man she has always loved. Orson Welles, who later turned Booth Tarkington's novel into a film, calls it "the truest, cruelest picture of the growth of the Middle West and the liveliest portrait left to us of the people who made it grow."

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The Eternal Light: The Light in Darkness - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Before becoming Helen Keller's "Miracle Worker," Anne Sullivan spends her childhood in a Massachusetts poorhouse surrounded by the mentally ill. A biographical sketch from a public service series that tried to promote religious tolerance with what the New York Times called "fine and sensitive dramas which stand very much on their own merit as radio plays."

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The Mercury Theatre on the Air: A Tale of Two Cities - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Orson Welles' adaptation of Charles Dickens' sprawling novel of the French Revolution. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I've ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known," says Sydney Carton at the guillotine.

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The Columbia Workshop: Air Raid - transcript- from: Generic Radio

Archibald MacLeish's poetic dramatization of the threat of an air raid on a small town. Premiering a few nights before the Mercury Theatre's "War of the Worlds," this play is cited by John Houseman as an influence on that famous broadcast.

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The Campbell Playhouse: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Pixilated small town poet Longfellow Deeds inherits twenty million dollars and goes to Manhattan where everyone tries to take advantage of him. "One of the nicest stories ever to come out of Hollywood," says Orson Welles who plays the title role a lot less convincingly than either Gary Cooper or Adam Sandler.

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Return to Riondo: The Whistler - transcript- from: Generic Radio

You've come back to a Mexican village in order to cheat your ex-partners out of a gold mine, haven't you, Roy? And, while you're at it, you've taken advantage of the woman who loves you, too. I'm annoying you with my sneering second person narration, aren't I, Roy? Well, I'm the Whistler and I do many annoying things.

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