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Letter from Home

Synopsis
Radio drama. A young woman tries to get her boyfriend to live in the big city with her. He tries to get her to settle down in their small town. She lists the horrors of staying, which include becoming a member of ‘the Shakespeare club’. After they have gone their separate ways, the man, now a successful screenwriter, tells friends that he once thought he’d be greater than Shakespeare. A woman in the group says that if Shakespeare were alive, he would write screenplays too. Later, the writer’s wife mentions that despite his success, her husband feels like a failure for not reaching his youthful goals, that he wants to write Hamlet, but ends up acting like Ophelia. She does not explain this, but one might assume that in her view Ophelia also failed to reach her potential. [With acknowledgement to Michael P. Jensen for providing the description].
Series
Columbia Workshop
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Brewster Morgan
Writer
Charles R. Jackson

Production Company

Name

Columbia Broadcasting System

Online Retailer

Name

originaloldradio.com

Web
http://www.originaloldradio.com External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 522
Berea
KY 40403-0522
USA
Name

otrsite.com

Contact
Jerry Haendiges
Email
jerry@otrsite.com
Web
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Phone
562-696-4387
Fax
562-696-4387
Address
1308 Sunset Drive
Whittier
CA 90602
USA
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