NET Playhouse

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NET Playhouse
Genre Anthology
Written by William Alfred
Maxwell Anderson
Arthur Barron
Lewis Carroll
Christopher Fry
Henrik Ibsen
Milard Lampell
Robert Lowell
Archibald MacLeish
Loring Mandel
Arthur Miller
Clifford Odets
Ronald Ribman
Jack Richardson (writer)
Carl Sandburg
George Bernard Shaw
Jean Shepherd
David Silver
Lane Slate
Gertrude Stein
Igor Stravinsky
Megan Terry
Victor Ullman
John Wheatcroft
Oscar Wilde
Thornton Wilder
Tennessee Williams
Lanford Wilson
Paul Zindel
Timothy Mayer
Directed by Arthur Barron
Fred Barzyk
Paul Bogart
Marc Daniels
Glenn Jordan
Nathan Kroll
Jack Landau (director)
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Paul Sills
Lane Slate
Timothy Mayer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 228
Executive producer(s) Curtis W. Davis
Jac Venza
Cinematography Boyd Estus
Original network NET (1966-1970)
PBS (1970-1972)
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 10, 1966 (1966-10-10) – January 5, 1972 (1972-25-05)
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NET Playhouse was an American dramatic television anthology series produced by National Educational Television (NET). NET subsequently merged with WNDT Newark, New Jersey to form WNET and was superseded by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), though the NET part in the title did survive the changeover. In addition to episodes produced in the US, the series also aired others that were originally produced and broadcast in the UK, as well occasional feature films such as L'Avventura and Knife in the Water.[1]

Selected American Episodes list[edit]

  1. Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, starring Martin Sheen, Carrie Nye, Janet Margolin (October 7, 1966)
  2. The Journey of the Fifth Horse, starring Dustin Hoffman, Orson Bean, and Marian Seldes (October 14, 1966)
  3. An Enemy of the People, starring James Daly (actor), Philip Bosco, and Kate Reid (December 2, 1966)
  4. A Sleep of Prisoners, starring Barry Morse, and Jon Voight (December 9, 1966)
  5. Ofoeti, starring René Auberjonois (December 16, 1966)
  6. The Amorous Flea, starring Lew Parker (January 6, 1967)
  7. La Mama Playwrights (January 20, 1967)
  8. The World of Carl Sandburg, starring Uta Hagen and Fritz Weaver (January 27, 1967)
  9. The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Susannah York and Patrick Macnee (February 17, 1967)
  10. The World of Kurt Weill, starring Lotte Leyna (February 24, 1967)
  11. The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, starring Roscoe Lee Brown and Frank Langella (March 24, 1967)
  12. Misalliance, starring Richard Dysart (April 7, 1967)
  13. A Mother for Janek, starring members of the American Conservatory of Theater (May 5, 1967)
  14. The Irregular Verb To Love, starring Cornelia Otis Skinner and Cyril Ritchard (May 20, 1967)[2]
  15. Duke Ellington - A Concert of Sacred Music (June 16, 1967)
  16. An Evening Journey to Conway Massachusetts, starring John Beal (actor) and Gary Burghoff (November 3, 1967)
  17. Infancy and Childhood, starring Eileen Brennan and Frances Sternhagen (December 15, 1967)
  18. Home, starring Irene Dailey and Roger Davis (January 19, 1968)
  19. Trumpets of the Lord, starring James Earl Jones (May 10, 1968)
  20. The Soldier's Tale, starring Svetlana Beriosova and Robert Helpmann (October 18, 1968)
  21. A Celebration of William Jennings Bryant, starring Roy Schneider and Barry Primus (December 6, 1968)
  22. The National Theatre of the Deaf (January 17, 1969)
  23. The Blood Knot (January 31, 1969)
  24. The Prodigal, starring Kim Hunter and Peter Galman (May 2, 1969)
  25. Let Me Hear You Whisper, starring Ruth White (actress) and Elizabeth Wilson (actress) (May 23, 1969)
  26. Theatre America: Story Theatre, starring Mildred Dunnock and David Clennon (November 27, 1969)
  27. Thoughts of the Artist on Leaving the Sixties (January 1, 1970)
  28. America, Inc., starring Abbie Hoffman and David Silver (February 20, 1970)
  29. Generation of Leaves: Jesus - A Passion Play for Americans, starring Andreas Teuber, Laura Esterman, Asha Puthli and Kenneth Tigar (March 10, 1970)
  30. Trail of Tears, starring Joseph Cotten, Johnny Cash & Jack Palance (April 8, 1970)
  31. They Have Taken Over, starring Jack Gilford and Carmen Mathews (April 17,1970)
  32. El Tenlro Campesino (June 4, 1970)
  33. The Ceremony of Innocence, starring Richard Kiley and William Hickey (June 4, 1970)
  34. Helen Hayes Remembers (October 8, 1970)
  35. A Scent of Flowers, starring Aileen Seaton and Paul Harding (October 15, 1970)
  36. The Sand Castle, starring Barry Symonds and Jean Fowler (November 19, 1970)
  37. The Tape Recorder, starring Inga Swenson and Michael Tolan (November 19, 1970)
  38. Foul!, starring Charlotte Rae and Sam Waterson (November 26, 1970)
  39. Actor's Choice, starring Gwen Verdon and Cyril Ritchard (November 26, 1970)
  40. Dragon Country, starring Kim Stanley and Lois Smith (December 13, 1970)
  41. A Memory of Two Mondays, starring Jack Warden and Estelle Parsons (January 28, 1971)
  42. Hard Travelin', starring Ralph Meeker (February 4, 1971)
  43. Paradise Lost Pt. 1, starring Eli Wallach and Jo Van Fleet (February 18, 1971)
  44. Paradise Lost Pt. 2, starring Eli Wallach and Jo Van Fleet (February 25, 1971)
  45. Sam and John Adams, starring Laurence Luckinbill (May 13, 1971)
  46. The Wright Brothers, starring Stacy Keach and James Keach (June 24, 1971)
  47. Hogan's Goat, starring Faye Dunaway, Robert Foxworth, and Rue McLanahan (October 11, 1971)
  48. Lorraine Hansberry: To Be Young Gifted and Black, starring Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Al Freeman Jr (January 20, 1972)
  49. Harriet, starring Kitty Winn, Richard Dysart, and Madeline Sherwood (February 3, 1972)
  50. George Washington - Portrait of the Hero as a Young Man, starring Rene Auberjonois (April 13, 1972)
  51. Particular Men, starring Stacy Keach, Verna Bloom, and Lois Smith (May 8, 1972)
  52. The Last G.I.'s (May 25, 1972)


  1. ^ *NET Playhouse at CVTA with episode list
  2. ^ "N.E.T. Playhouse" listing, Pasadena Independent Star-News, May 14, 1967, TV Week section p. 22.

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