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Rendezvous with Kit Carson

Synopsis
Radio drama. In the preamble to a memory play about silk replacing beaver as a material for making hats, Kit Carson’s friend Doc mentions that his eyes are getting weak, which he blames on excessive reading. Carson (Jagger) believes that Doc can barely read, so Doc explains that he traded some mules for a volume of Shakespeare up in Oregon. Carson has never heard of Shakespeare and scoffs, so Doc recites Macbeth’s ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow’ speech to prove that he does read. The radio writer gets the last line wrong, turning ‘walking shadow’ into ‘moving shadow’ . Doc repeats the words ‘moving shadow’, feeling moved by them. Nothing in the latter part of the programme suggests an artistic reason for this change. [With acknowledgement to Michael P. Jensen for providing the description].
Series
Columbia Workshop
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Notes
Available from originaloldradio.com in the MP3 CD compilation COLUMBIA WORKSHOP VOL. 1 (total playing time 40 hour 17 minutes).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Brewster Morgan
Writer
Dean Jagger; Elaine Ryan

Production Company

Name

Columbia Broadcasting System

Online Retailer

Name

originaloldradio.com

Web
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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
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USA
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