Ray Bradbury's endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score.
Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 2 CDs, 114 minutes|
|Product dimensions:||5.72(w) x 4.94(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
The author of more than thirty books, Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time. Among his best-known works are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He has written for the theater and the cinema, including the screenplay for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. In 2000, Mr. Bradbury was honored by the National Book Foundation with a medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Among his most recent books are the novel From the Dust Returned—selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Los Angeles Times—The Cat's Pajamas, a new story collection, and Bradbury Speaks, a collection of essays on the past, the future, and everything in between. Mr. Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:August 22, 1920
Place of Birth:Waukegan, Illinois
Education:Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California
What People are Saying About This
I applaud Colonial Radio Theater for opting to produce from Bradbury's play…[and] for the full-on audio production, which makes this one of the most lively and energetic Bradbury productions for many years…The audio production is extravagant, and benefits from some strong performances and an extensive musical score…Dandelion Wine sounds something like a film soundtrack, with multiple layers of voice, effects, ambience and music."Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar
I've just played for the second time your production of Dandelion Wine and it's fabulous. I'm so very proud of it…This production is simply incredible.