Two Revolutionary Dramas
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: July 2008
Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and performed by The Lux Radio Theatre is much-loved and has enjoyed much popular success through its various adaptations as a musical, in the theatre, cinema, and on television. The lively and exquisitely characterised story follows convict Jean Valjean (Ronald Colman) through a Paris bubbling with revolutionary fervour, as he seeks redemption for his crimes and previous lifestyle.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and performed by The Mercury Theatre on the Air is one of Dickens' best-known stories, and has been the basis of many films and television series. Sidney Carton, the novel's world-weary protagonist, traveling between London and revolution-torn Paris, is played captivatingly by the star of the Oscar-nominated 1935 film (Orson Welles) who is supported by a strong cast.