Radio: Horses, Ships & Kings

A better-than-average week of TV drama was topped by the Hall of Fame's two-hour production of Shakespeare's King Richard II, starring Maurice Evans. Using NBC's huge, new Brooklyn studio, Director Albert McCleery made a spectacular pageant of the play, with wolfhounds, horses, birds, ships, a cast of 37 (including Kent Smith and Sarah Churchill) and a mountain of scenery packed into twelve sets, ranging from a prison cell to the 40 ft. battlements of Berkeley Castle.

Repeating his last year's triumph as a TV Hamlet, Evans brilliantly played

Richard as a posturing, unsettled man, forever wavering between false triumph and real despair. Sponsor...

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