Play of the Week (1959–1961)

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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway

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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell
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Myron McCormick ...
 Larry Slade / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
 Lady Hurf (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank Conroy ...
 Canon Matt Lavelle / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Peterbono / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Leueen MacGrath ...
 Bin / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Mordeen Saul / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Larry Blyden ...
 Hector / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 George / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Donald Davis ...
 Hector / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ludwig Donath ...
 Corbaccio / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Myrtle (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Diana Hyland ...
 Mabel (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Don Parritt / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Channon / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Kevin Coughlin ...
 Berton (3 episodes, 1960)
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 James Hyland (3 episodes, 1960)
Roland Winters ...
 General Piet Wetjoen (3 episodes, 1960)
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 Madame Ranevskaya / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Estragon / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Hugo (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Father Shaughnessy / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Antoinette / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Dr. Bonfant / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
Alvin Epstein ...
 Lucky (2 episodes, 1961)
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 Halvard Solness / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 The Boy (2 episodes, 1961)
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 Hopkins (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Angel / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Alfred Ryder
(2 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Eva (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Eric Berry ...
 Aegeus / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Mestizo (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Pauline Flanagan ...
 Sarah Hearty (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Avenging Angel / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Donald Madden ...
 Harry Percy / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Gustave / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frederick Rolf ...
 Executioner / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Nancy Walker ...
 Rifkele (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Morris Carnovsky ...
 Aaron Katz / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marc Connelly ...
 Porter / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Will (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Jane / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Betty Field ...
 Dons Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ann Harding ...
 Cora / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Arthur Hill ...
 Barney (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Mike Kellin ...
 Ajax (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Kerwin ...
 John Custer (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Eva Le Gallienne ...
 Queen Elizabeth (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Verena Talbo (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Patterson ...
 Ragnar Brovik (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Joseph (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joanna Roos ...
 Aline (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Canina (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Nancy Wickwire ...
 Sara / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Nina Wilcox ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Hugo (2 episodes, 1960)
Julie Bovasso ...
 Pearl (2 episodes, 1960)
Hilda Brawner ...
 Margie (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Willie Oban (2 episodes, 1960)
Russell Collins ...
 Carl / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Cora (2 episodes, 1960)
Harrison Dowd ...
 Jimmy Tomorrow (2 episodes, 1960)
Evans Evans ...
 Colomba (2 episodes, 1960)
Maxwell Glanville ...
 Joe Mott (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Herda Sarclet / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Oskar Homolka ...
 Ghoul / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Horgan ...
 Paris / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
David Hurst ...
 Poet propagandist (2 episodes, 1960)
Walter Klavun ...
 Ed Mosher (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Leah / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Gene / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Margaret (2 episodes, 1960)
Siobhan McKenna ...
 Dona Ana / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ghost / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Jules Munshin ...
 Kossa / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Fran Myers ...
 Clementine / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Grace Wilson / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Abigail Sarclet / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Tom Pedi ...
 Rocky (2 episodes, 1960)
Farrell Pelly ...
 Harry Hope (2 episodes, 1960)
Ronald Radd ...
 The Captain (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman (2 episodes, 1960)
Milton Selzer ...
 Mathmetician / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Michael Shille ...
 Rabbi Samson / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Hilde Wangel / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Chuck (2 episodes, 1960)
Arthur Treacher ...
 Lawyer Busiris / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Moran (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Pat (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ida / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway

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Narrator: The deed is done. The lover rushes from the place of assignation. Was it touch, or deep, thrusting consummation? The answer awaits, covered by the webbed hand of night. Yet, in this full-chested singing, surely there is triumph, exultation, mastery of she who nightly beckoned in pale mockery across space no longer endless?
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Another interesting example of televised dramatic performances from the "golden age" of television.
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see one production of this series (actually two of the productions for consecutive weeks) on the cable station of CUNY. It was the two part production of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH that starred Jason Robarts as Hickey and Myron McCormack as Larry (the old Anarchist). Robert Redford appeared in an early role as did Roland Winters (as the Boer General) and Herb Voland as one of the detectives in the last act. It was quite a good kine-scope of the production, and a rarity as there are few performances of Robarts in O'Neill plays (the only two television productions I can think of is the two man play HUGHIE he did in the late 1980s, and THE MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Colleen Dewhurst - as well as the film version of A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT with Hepburn, Richardson, and Stockwell). It seems to me that the productions were probably worth watching (they include Euripedes MEDEA, Anouith's THE WALTZ OF THE TORREADORS, and CHEKHOV's THE CHERRY ORCHARD. One wishes these gold mines of classic dramas would be released again (if they still exist). The one called THE WORLD OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM (with Jack Gilford , Zero Mostel, and Nancy Walker among others) was considered a classic in it's day.


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