The Play of the Week

1959, TV Show

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Premiered: 1959, on Syndicated
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Premise: David Susskind was the executive producer of this highbrow dramatic anthology, which began with Judith Anderson in `Medea' and included works by Turgenev, Sartre, Jack London, Langston Hughes, Beckett, Shaw (George C. Scott played Satan in `Don Juan in Hell'), Graham Greene, Strindberg and Shakespeare (`Henry IV, Part 1'). Other actors included Helen Hayes, Cedric Hardwicke, Walter Matthau, Robert Redford, Celeste Holm and William Shatner (as a pre-`Star Trek' space traveler).

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