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Episode List



23 Jul. 1950
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg, turns up on the scene with tragic results.
30 Jul. 1950
Richard III
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
6 Aug. 1950
The Rivals
Lydia Languish is determined to marry for love and into poverty. But her aunt, Mrs. Malaprop, will not permit this, and Lydia will lose half her fortune if she marries without her aunt's permission.
13 Aug. 1950
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Six fictional characters in an unwritten play appear to a theatrical company and demand that the company act out the characters' tragic story.
20 Aug. 1950
The Importance of Being Earnest
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
27 Aug. 1950
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
3 Sep. 1950
Uncle Vanya
A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away ...


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