THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP & THE HALLS OF IVY


“The Columbia Workshop” was the CBS network’s series of experimental radio dramas, frequently adapting literary works. The show openly experimented with format, sound effects, and the power of music to convey emotion and theme. Tonight, we present an adaptation of a short story by the British fantasy writer Lord Dunsany. The music is by Bernard Herrmann. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he went on to score movies like “Citizen Kane, “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” and “North by Northwest.” Then, we return to comedy-in-academia with “The Halls of Ivy.” Dr. Hall appears to have won a major literary award, and both the school and his wife have big plans.




Episodes


The Columbia Workshop

December 19, 1936

“The Gods of The Mountain”

3:00


The Halls of Ivy

April 28, 1950

“The Scofield Prize”

33:07

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