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Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: The Song Of The Lark


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Masterpiece Theatre
American Collection: The Song Of The Lark
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Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

A young woman escapes from rural Colorado to become a world-famous opera singer in Willa Cather's powerful tale of an artist's self- discovery. Based in part on Cather's own experiences growing up on the frontier, the story recounts Thea Kronborg's (Alison Elliott) passion for music and search for fulfillment beyond her stifling hometown. Six men aid her career: three music teachers, a railroad worker, a millionaire and a morose country doctor. Maximilian Schell, Tony Goldwyn and Arliss Howard also star.



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: The Song Of The Lark,” 09/21/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B5C63CD578B405595FF0491889D9EEB.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: The Song Of The Lark.” 09/21/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B5C63CD578B405595FF0491889D9EEB>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: The Song Of The Lark. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B5C63CD578B405595FF0491889D9EEB
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