Selected Shorts by Symphony Space
Poe! (: A Celebration of the Short Story)

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From the mad imagination of 19th-century gothic master of horror and suspense Edgar Allan Poe comes this deliciously gripping CD from the acclaimed Selected Shorts series that will leave listeners breathless and happily terrified. The creepy, breathtaking, and soulful classic tales include: “The Masque of the Red Death,” the terrifying and ironic story of a nobleman who attempts to seal himself and his friends away from a terrible plague raging outside, performed by Fionnula Flanagan; “The Pit and the Pendulum,” a hair-raising, first-person account of a man in a torture chamber during the Spanish Inquisition, performed to a fare-thee-well by Stephen Lang; “The Black Cat,” in which a man’s dead pet comes back to haunt him, performed by Tony Award–winner Rene Auberjonois. Plus there are dreamy, mesmerizing, and haunting readings of Poe’s wonderfully atmospheric best-loved poems, “The Bells,” “The Raven,” and “Annabel Lee.”

 

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Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy.
 
Published September 26, 2012 by Symphony Space. 2 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An all-star roster brings to life the haunting poetry and prose of Poe in this audio collection celebrating the American master of the macabre. In his reading of “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Stephen La

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This compilation blends classics, such as Saki's "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" (performed with sly humor by Marian Seldes) and Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews" (read with verve by Jerry Zaks) with more recent works, including Miranda July's "The Swim Team" (milked for every laugh by ...

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Sevenfood stories involving both gourmets or gourmands are found in this collection.

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Jones's touching story about a lonely single mother seeking companionship on “An Orange Line Train to Ballston.” In Dorothy Thomas's “The Getaway,” Mia Dillon captures the Midwestern accents of a woman and her ornery son.

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This audio collection takes in a range of creatures and wry twists that form a timely antidote to the current trend of putting pets on pedestals.

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Wong’s rendition of Alexie’s “Breaking and Entering,” a Spokane Native American is enraged when the television news mistakenly identifies him as white after he kills a black intruder.

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An all-star roster brings to life the haunting poetry and prose of Poe in this audio collection celebrating the American master of the macabre.

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More short story love, this time with actors: Symphony Space presents “Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story,” in which “spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.” Hosted by Isaiah Sheff...

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