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One night in 1938, thousands of radio listeners were gripped by a wave of mass hysteria. The panic was caused by a dramatization of the sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds which was originally published in 1898. Narrated by Orson Welles, the frightening voice of The Shadow, the broadcast cleverly simulated a regular radio program by interrupting a fictional weather report for a "news bulletin." Welles then narrated a grimly realistic account of invading Martians spreading death and destruction across the East Coast. In this version, Star Trek actors resurrect the breathless pace and too-convincing details of a thriller that remains unique in the history of radio.
|Publisher:||L.A. Theatre Works|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.
Date of Birth:September 21, 1866
Date of Death:August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:London, England
Education:Normal School of Science, London, England