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Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 357 works in 403 publications in 2 languages and 367 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Radio programs  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Audio adaptations  Children's audiobooks  Comic books, strips, etc  High interest-low vocabulary books 
Classifications: PR2831, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection (Library of Congress)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall in love they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune
Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot( Recording )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Murder in the cathedral are read
[Radio broadcast of The fall of the city] by Archibald MacLeish( Recording )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A verse drama written especially for radio by Archibald MacLeish. On Apr. 11, 1937, the Columbia Workshop presents this play which is produced and directed by Irving Reese
[Blanche Yurka reads selections from Romeo and Juliet] by William Shakespeare( Recording )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Blanche Yurka performs the garden scene and the nurse's first speech from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Recorded at Columbia University on Apr. 6, 1935. Includes duplicate recordings
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping production of Shakespeare's lyrically tragic history. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium
[Radio report on the Democratic National Convention]( Recording )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A WABC radio broadcast of the Democratic National Convention featuring commentator Boake Carter. He discusses various issues including the Democratic platform, the role of women in the Democratic party this year, and the controversial topic of federalism versus states rights
[Speeches given at Columbia University alumni dinner]( Recording )

2 editions published between 1931 and 1932 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from various speeches given at the fiftieth anniversary dinner for Columbia University alumni. Speakers include toastmaster William Fellowes Morgan, alumnus William B. Simms, Professor John Erskine, chief justice of N.Y. Court of Appeals Benjamin Cardozo, Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler and announcer John Mayo
[Speaks out against presidential candidates] by Charles E Coughlin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this portion from a speech broadcast over WOR radio on Sept. 12, 1936, Rev. Charles E. Coughlin criticizes both presidential candidates and speaks out in favor of the preservation of Christianity and sound Americanism
The way of the world by William Congreve( Recording )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from William Congreve's play The way of the world are dramatically performed on Apr. 6, 1935. Includes duplicate recordings
Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Recording )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Sybil Thorndike reads sonnets 18, 29, 30, 31, 53, 54, and 116 by William Shakespeare. Includes duplicate recordings
[James Joyce reads Anna Livia Plurabelle by James Joyce( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer James Joyce reads Anna Livia Plurabelle which is a fragment from his novel Finnegan's wake
[Broadcast of speech on international relations] by Norman Angell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this excerpt from a speech broadcast from London on Oct. 19, 1934, journalist and renowned pacifist Sir Norman Angell talks about the current political situation in Europe and discusses his philosophy for world peace
[Recitations by Ernest Thesiger] by Ernest Thesiger( Recording )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor Ernest Thesiger recites two versions of the poem The handkerchief, by Adrian Ross, several cockney stories, and an English translation of a Romanian poem called The second wife. Recorded on Mar. 19, 1936
[Address to the Reichstag regarding the annexation of Austria] by Adolf Hitler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1938 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this address to the Reichstag, broadcast over WABC radio on Mar. 18, 1938, from Berlin, Germany, Adolf Hitler attempts to justify Nazi Germany's recent forceful annexation of Austria. A translator describes the scene at the Reichstag and summarizes the speech. Also includes newscaster Bob Trout's report on the crisis in Europe
[Radio broadcast of speech] by Homer S Cummings( Recording )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this speech broadcast on Mar. 21, 1935, Attorney General Homer Cummings makes an appeal for enactment of a law regulating narcotic use. He also discusses illicit use of narcotics in America and the public's need for education regarding this issue
[Speech at Young Republicans' meeting] by Herbert Hoover( Recording )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this speech given at the Young Republicans' meeting in Colorado on Mar. 7, 1936, former president Herbert Hoover defends his political record and strict adherence to Republican platform promises. He attacks President Roosevelt's New Deal programs, claiming they will undermine the power and regulatory control of state and local governments
[Cabell Greet interviews H.L. Mencken] by H. L Mencken( Recording )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this radio broadcast from Nov. 16, 1937, Cabell Greet, professor of English, interviews writer H.L. Mencken concerning Mencken's new book The American language. Includes their discussion of various aspects of American language. Also contains examples of regional American dialects from Maine, New York City, Alabama, Texas, Iowa, and the Pacific Coast
[Edna St. Vincent Millay reads several of her poems] by Edna St. Vincent Millay( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay reads the poems God's world, City trees, Elaine, and several sonnets
[Speech advocating constitutional democracy in the South] by Eugene Talmadge( Recording )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Governor Eugene Talmadge of Georgia speaks before delegates to a convention called for the purpose of consolidating constitutional democracy in the South. He also discusses sovereignty of the states and criticizes President Roosevelt's New Deal programs
[Broadcast of speech on the plight of unemployed women] by Eleanor Roosevelt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this excerpt from a speech broadcast on Nov. 7, 1934, Mrs. Roosevelt describes a home in New York City that has been established for unemployed women. She addresses other issues regarding unemployed women, such as vocational guidance and the urgent need for legislation to improve their plight
 
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Alternative Names
Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection (Library of Congress)

Languages
English (26)

German (1)