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Masterpiece Radio Theatre
Anna Karenina
Series Description

Series premiered May 5, 1979 Produced by WGBH Radio, Masterpiece Radio Theatre is a 52 week series of classic drama featuring dramatizations of American literary classics and selections from the BBC’s outstanding repertoire of radio drama. Programs included Anna Karenina, House of Mirth, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Far From the Madding Crowd, Sons and Lovers, and Les Miserables. Hosted by Julie Harris and produced by Elinor Stout.

See May 1979 On-Air Radio Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 5/5/1979

Program Description

Aired Saturdays May 5-19, 1979. Radio dramatization of the novel by Leo Tolstoy, with host Julie Harris. The story takes place in 19th century Russia and explores the life of Anna Karenina, a beautiful and highly respected woman in Russia’s high society. Starring Sarah Badel as Tolstoy’s impetuous heroine.

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Radio Theater
Chicago: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Anna Karenina,” 03/08/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_833C02CAADEB477A8F61A7900F90CF0E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Anna Karenina.” 03/08/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_833C02CAADEB477A8F61A7900F90CF0E>.
APA: Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Anna Karenina. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_833C02CAADEB477A8F61A7900F90CF0E
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