Radio: Delicacy & Violence

Without scenery, well-known actors or advance fanfare, Cameo Theater (Tues. 9:30 p.m. E.D.T., NBCTV) last week presented one of the most exciting plays ever shown on U.S. television. It was a tense, deceptively simple dramatization of Shirley Jackson's disturbing New Yorker short story, The Lottery. Crowding the TV screen with dramatic close-ups and using music scored for an unusual orchestra of organ and musical saw, Cameo took its audience into an isolated village of uncertain time and place to witness the celebration of an annual rite and its grim ending: the communal stoning-to-death...

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