We reach out to authors, poets, proponents of oral history, and playwrights of all media to help build an audience for new works that engage the imagination. Hosted by Scott Paulson.
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Live broadcasts are presented on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
On Thursday, February 28th, Ether Tale Radio Theatre presented, "The Angel Intrudes", a 1920 comedy by Floyd Dell with Barbara Henderson as The Narrator Scott Paulson as The Angel Gabriel Pan as Jimmy Pendleton Melanie Peters as Annabelle Live music and sound effects by Scott Paulson Also that evening, a discussion of the nomination period [...]
Tonight we present a radio play loosely based on the German expressionist 1920 silent film "Genuine: Tale of a Vampire". Karen Fisher as The Madame and as Henrietta Peter Flynn as Florian the Barber Barbara Henderson as Barbara Hextrum (The Narrator) Gabriel Pan as Percy Scott Paulson as Lord Milo Melanie Peters as Genuine the [...]
We continue the Bicentennial Celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein… In this episode of Ether Tale Radio Theatre, we present a reduced version of Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein. This 1823 play by Richard Brinsley Peake was a popular success and when Mary Shelley attended the play in London she was surprised by the adulation [...]
Host: Scott Paulson Guests: Amber Gallant, Gabriel Pan, Melanie Peters, Lily Huang. Scott interviews Amber Gallant about a new literary genre, Fabulism. The historical adventure genre of Great American Read nominations is explored when Gabriel Pan and Melanie Peters each read a chapter from Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo (a very French novel [...]
In this episode, we read more chapters from books that are part of PBS’ “Great American Read.” Barbara Henderson reads from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Melanie Peters reads from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Show host Scott Paulson reads from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Poet Christina Continelli reads some of her original works. Show host Scott Paulson reads The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Peter Flynn reads some computer-generated haiku that his sons Liam and Daniel compiled. In the finale of this episode, local public school student Liam Flynn makes his computer intone a poetic tale!
The bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is soon upon us! Ether Tale Radio Theatre celebrates this early (some say the earliest) sci-fi story by reciting chosen passages. We also read a climactic scene from a three-act Frankenstein romantic drama based on Shelley’s tale, which was written by Richard Brinsley Peake in 1823 (Mary Shelley was [...]
Host: Scott Paulson Readers: Melanie Peters and Gabriel Pan Tech Support: Peter Flynn Our host Scott just returned from five weeks in Europe (doing Paper Theatre research). He also had a chance to crawl into some catacombs and dungeons in various churches and castles, with the intention of enhancing some upcoming Ether Tale radio plays [...]
On today's show we have a variety of poetry readings, as well as a brief Irish ditty in honor of Saint Patrick's Day from our EtherTale Radio Players. We are also joined by Rolland G Smith, Re-known News Reporter and Published Poet reading some of his original works. Part 1: Readings from Scott Paulson - [...]