Selected Shorts: Volume XVII (17) Getting There From Here

Selected Shorts: Volume XVII (17) Getting There From Here

by John J. Clayton, Stephen Dobyns, Richard Dooling, Rita Dove
     
 

These three-CD collections feature audiences’ best-loved selections from National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. More than three hours of recordings in each collection capture the intimacy

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Overview

These three-CD collections feature audiences’ best-loved selections from National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. More than three hours of recordings in each collection capture the intimacy of live performance. Stories are alternately funny, sad, moving, and exciting and make a perfect accompaniment to daily activities such as driving, cooking, exercising, and relaxing.

Getting There from Here includes, among others, David Schickler's “The Smoker,” read by Robert Sean Leonard; Rita Dove's “Second-Hand Man,” read by Audra McDonald; John J. Clayton’s “The Man Who Could See Radiance,” read by Paul Hecht; and Richard Dooling's “Bush Pigs,” read by Mark Nelson.

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"Symphony Space is the angel of the short story."  —Grace Paley

"Hearing your own story read aloud by someone else—if the reader is as good as those involved in Selected Shorts—is a bit like seeing your daughter dancing with John Travolta. It's unsettling, but you're proud of the way she moves. Who knew?"  —Roy Blount Jr.

"When I read for Selected Shorts . . . my job is to take the listener on a trip. I'm like a guide who, having explored the story's emotional frontier in the private hours of rehearsal, steps up to the microphone on stage at Symphony Space, looks out over the crowd of expectant travelers and says, 'Come with me.'' —John Shea, Emmy Award–winning actor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971921818
Publisher:
Symphony Space
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 4.75(h) x 0.90(d)

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