Radio: Bardolatry

Currently starring in the hit revival of Twentieth Century, and best known for his stage & screen acting of Cyrano do Bergerac, 39-year-old José Ferrer remains a frustrated Shakespearean actor. His only Broadway appearance in Shakespeare was as sharply etched Iago to paul Robeson's 1943 Othello. This week, with José Ferrer Presents Shakespeare (Sun. 10 p.m.) over Manhattan's station WNEW, he got a zealot's chance to share his bardolatry with a wide audience.

Ferrer's show, aimed at listeners who were discourages in their youth by a "day and dusty classroom introduction to the master," offers a grab-bag...

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