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Mercury Theatre

Overview
Works: 87 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 4,861 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary television programs  Journalism films  Films à clef  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Film noir 
Roles: Performer, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mercury Theatre
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

18 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 2,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud."
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
Citizen Kane( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance
Bunny by Jack Thorne( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scorching heat. A fight. A car chase. A siege. When her boyfriend is attacked on the street, feisty eighteen-year-old Katie is thrust on a white-knuckle ride through one extraordinary evening. Amidst the baying for blood and the longing for love, Katie is forced to decide her future."--Publisher description
Orson Welles' War of the worlds by Howard Koch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous broadcast of the Wells story, moved to Grovers Mill, NJ, and updated with news bulletin simulations, panicky reporters announcing blackouts, explosions and deaths, evacuation instructions, etc., convinced millions of Americans that Earth was being invaded by Martians
Citizen Kane : 70th anniversary( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Citizen Kane, following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. In RKO-281, Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Citizen Kane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RKO 281: language and some graphic sexual images
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the decline of an aristocratic Midwestern family as the industrial 20th century begins
The merchant of Venice ; Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Macbeth with Orson Welles in the title role. Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Madbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction
Julius Caesar ; Richard II by William Shakespeare( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
The Ultimate Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a triumphal parade celebrates Julius Caesar and his defeat of the Roman general Pompey, Cassius schemes with Brutus to bring an end to Caesar before he becomes king and destroys the republic. Meanwhile, a soothsayer warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March".--Container
Citizen Kane : original motion picture soundtrack by Orson Welles( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of the worlds : an education aid for drama students by Howard Koch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published between 1938 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to lend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, three thousand ducats so that his friend Bassanio can afford to court his love, Portia. However, Shylock has one condition: should the loan go unpaid, he will be entitled to a pound of Antonios own flesh
The war of the worlds : definitive 75th anniversary collection, 1938-2013 by H. G Wells( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night before Halloween, October 30th, or Devil s Night if you will, was once an event that found mischievous youngsters pulling off relatively innocent pranks such as strewing toilet paper on trees, smashing eggs on cars, and marking storefront windows with a bar of soap. Yet one particular Devil s Night in 1938 included a live radio broadcast of H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds, and our world was never quite the same. That night its creator, a relatively unknown 23-year-old with an eloquent, seasoned voice beyond his years named Orson Welles (who later described the broadcast as merely a Halloween prank), became an overnight sensation. The next time anyone heard of him, he d won an Oscar with Citizen Kane. In fact, many of the evening s key co-conspirators would also go on to monumental Oscar-winning careers, including producer-turned-actor John Houseman (The Paper Chase, Julius Caesar), writer Howard Koch (Casablanca, Sergeant York), and composer Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo, Psycho, Taxi Driver). But on this night, they sent thousands of panicked radio listeners into a frenzied wave of terror unlike any event before that crisp October night. This definitive, limited edition, digitally-remastered 2 CD set marks the 75th anniversary of this legendary 1938 broadcast featuring vast liner notes, rare photographs, the thrilling 1955 broadcast starring Dana Andrews (Laura), and a seldom-heard 1940 radio conversation between Orson Welles and the author of the original story, H.G. Wells. --Official Press Release
 
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controlled identityMercury Acting Company

Mercury Theater (1937-1946)

Languages
English (91)