Selected Shorts

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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Family and Friends: James Joyce’s “The Dead” Part 1

December 23rd, 2014

Episode 17 of 156 episodes

Cynthia Nixon presents the first of two programs devoted to a reading of James Joyce’s most memorable short story, “The Dead,” first published in his collection Dubliners. “The Dead” takes place at a New Year’s dinner-dance in Dublin in 1904, and is filled with colorful characters, period detail, humor and poignancy. In this first part, the main character, Gabriel Conroy, arrives at his aunts’ house with his beautiful wife, Gretta. Nixon is the reader.

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