Monday, 23 December 2013
Orson Welles' A Christmas Carol
PERSONAL NOTE: With Christmas day landing smack in the middle of the week this year, it kind of spreads the celebration over all these five days and that gives me an opportunity for some time off.
But not TGB. I've planned ahead so stay tuned throughout the week for a new holiday item every day along with a link to a new Elder Storytelling Place story each of which also carries a Christmas theme.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
There are more version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol than I can count (not to mention the Ebenezer Scrooge impersonators in Congress this December).
One of the memorable dramatizations of the 1843 story was a live broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1939, narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge.
I have always been an avid radio listener. One of the best things about it is that you can do other stuff and not miss any of the action or dialogue as happens with television.
You can do that now with this wonderful 74-year-old production of A Christmas Carol.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Mickey Rogers: G-Men are Comin' to Town