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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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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.

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Modern Fables

February 18th, 2015

Episode 25 of 156 episodes

Guest host Stephen Colbert presents two modern fables. In Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” a lonely medieval scholar gets a pet dragon—really. The reader is Jane Curtin. And James Naughton reads Annie Proulx’s tale of a man born not to succeed: “The Trickle-Down Effect.”

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