[Theater and television]

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes opens with an announcement that the circus will be closing for the year and that the despite the announcement that the Metropolitan Opera's season was to be canceled issues have been resolved and it will continue. He wonders at the role of movies, television and radio in the trouble experienced by these other forms of entertainment.

He notes plans for a new city Art's center with four theaters of different sizes. Each of these theaters is planned to fulfill a different function and the theater size suits the type of theater.

He goes on to discuss an aristocratic theater he once visited in Sweden.

Seldes also discusses the theater habits of New Yorkers.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71251
Municipal archives id: LT7529