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Reading Aloud; J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King

06/08/1967

The Two Towers #39, Return of the King #1(distribution dub).NOTE: OTHER COPY MAY BE LABELLED 0009-00-03-039 content seems similar


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Series
Reading Aloud
Program
J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King
Program Number

1 of 33

Series Description

William Cavness reads works of literature on-air. According to Cavness' oral history of the beginnings of Reading Aloud, the series came about, in part, due to the Soviet ban of the work Dr. Zhivago in the Fall of 1958, and the books fourth edition falling out of print in the United States. As such Dr. Zhivago became the first work Cavness read, and the resulting success, directly lead to the creation of the series which ran until Cavness' retirement from WGBH in 1991. Series release date: 11/24/1958

Program Description

Series description: William Cavness reads works of literature on-air. According to Cavness' oral history of the beginnings of Reading Aloud, the series came about, in part, due to the Soviet ban of the work Dr. Zhivago in the Fall of 1958, and the books fourth edition falling out of print in the United States. As such Dr. Zhivago became the first work Cavness read, and the resulting success, directly lead to the creation of the series which ran until Cavness' retirement from WGBH in 1991.

Duration

00:29:30

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Genres
Performance in a Studio
Topics
Literature
Creators
Cavness, William (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Reading Aloud; J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King,” 06/08/1967, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_86A0892A9FFD456BA093A95DC580A352.
MLA: “Reading Aloud; J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King.” 06/08/1967. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_86A0892A9FFD456BA093A95DC580A352>.
APA: Reading Aloud; J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_86A0892A9FFD456BA093A95DC580A352
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