Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States
The Mercury Theater On The Air is probably one of the most significant series of Radio Shows ever produced in the medium.
The status Orson Welles has achieved in Radio, makes any of his works of great historical and significant interest.
In LIVE Radio, once Orson Welles saw the "ON THE AIR" sign light up in the Studio, he knew a performance had to be given whether he was ready or not.
Needless to say, his Radio works are of great significance, and he performed all of his Radio Shows during the Golden Age of Radio.
This set comprised of the Mercury Theater On The Air is highly recommended, as he only has one commercial for each one hour program, his scripts are exceptionally written, the music for the most part is composed by the noted Bernard Hermann and the Shows deal with Classic Literature as was the case with the initial programs on his later Campbell Soup Playhouse.
What more can one say about Orson Welles, and I am sure there is much, much more!
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September 18, 2009
The Mercury Theater set you produced is one of the most important and consequential achievements in the entire field of cultural and artistic preservation. Period.