In the Name of Security

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.97 hours)
Product Number: Z10006705
Released: Nov 01, 1997
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580814638
Narrator/s: John De Lancie
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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At the height of the Cold War, democracy was challenged by the anti-Communist atmosphere of the McCarthy era. In the Name of Security re-opens three famous spy cases that rocked America: Alger Hiss, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. The play combines dramatic re-enactments based on original trial transcripts, archival material, new evidence, and the commentaries of relatives and friends of the accused.

Professional reviews

"Martin Jenkins is a seasoned BBC producer who frequently works in this country. Equally adept at documentary and radio drama--he here combines these skills, with the help of codirector John Theochari--to present docudramas on the McCarthy-era spy trials of Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs and J. Robert Oppenheimer. The trilogy is atypical for the L. A. Theatre Works, which normally tapes its audio plays in front of a studio audience. These BBC coproductions benefit from the controlled studio conditions under which they were made. They combine reenactments with interviews of historians and eyewitnesses for heightened realism. It's difficult to single out individuals from the outstanding cast, particularly when the sense of ensemble is so strong. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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