Columbia Workshop

This radio show for hardcore fans of the medium of radio plays a small role in the Orson Welles story. The Columbia Workshop was just that, a place for playwrights and others to lend their artistic touch to the then-new medium of radio. It prided itself on, and became known for, its high production values. It aired on the network that christened it, the Columbia Broadcasting Network, CBS.

Welles made an appearance on the show, playing Hamlet in his own adaptation of the play. Irving Reis directed.


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