Even more laughs

Format: Book on CD 2010
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From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, Selected Shorts. Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood as performers, this collection finds Emmy Award#150;winning actor Alec Baldwin enacting Julia Slavin's “Covered," a far-out funny story of an unraveling thread and its grip on the protagonist. “Queen of the Indies" Parker Posey deliciously explains how to teach a group of daffy seniors to swim without a pool in Miranda July's “The Swim Team." Emmy Award#150;winning comedian Stephen Colbert performs T. C. Boyle's “The Lie," relating the yarn of a man who is drawn deeper and deeper into a tangled web of deceit—and hilarity. Isaiah Sheffer hysterically delivers an epic once-in-a-lifetime recipe to challenge the bravest cook in Harry Mathews' “Country Cooking from Central France: Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double)." Tony Award#150;winner Christine Baranski recreates Thomas Meehan's wacky whimsy about a cocktail party guest list composed of two syllable celebrity names in “Yma Dream"—the most popular comic tale in the history of the series.

The lie / T. Coraghessan Boyle (38:33)
The spray / Jonathan Lethem (13:37)
The swim team / Miranda July (13:03)
The Schartz-Metterklume method / Saki (13:06)
Country cooking from central France : roast boned rolled stuffed shoulder of lamb (farce double) / Harry Mathews (35:53)
Yma dream / Thomas Meehan (10:47)
Covered / Julia Slavin (23:59)
The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth (35:03).

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Symphony Space and its distinguished cast bring these favorite humorous short stories to the world of recorded audio. This compilation blends classics, such as Saki's "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" (performed with sly humor by Marian Seldes) and Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews" (read with verve by Jerry Zaks) with more recent works, including Miranda July's "The Swim Team" (milked for every laugh by Parker Posey). Thomas Mehan's "Ima Dream" (performed with perfect timing by Christine Baranski) and Harry Mathews's "Country Cooking from Central France" (given rather too much weight by Isaiah Sheffer) are one-line jokes that go on for too long. These entertaining stories will provide much-needed comic relief to combat winter's coming chill. and other adversities. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Humorous fiction.
Short stories.
Literary readings
Fiction radio programs.
Publisher New York :Symphony Space,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Lie.
Swim team.
Schartz-Metterklume method.
Country cooking from central France.
Yma dream.
Conversion of the Jews.
Contributors Colbert, Stephen, 1964-
Leonard, Robert Sean, 1969-
Posey, Parker, 1968-
Seldes, Marian.
Sheffer, Isaiah.
Baranski, Christine.
Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Zaks, Jerry, 1946-
Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Lie.
Lethem, Jonathan. Spray.
July, Miranda, 1974- Swim team.
Saki, 1870-1916. Schartz-Metterklume method.
Mathews, Harry, 1930-2017. Country cooking from central France.
Meehan, Thomas. Yma dream.
Slavin, Julia. Covered.
Roth, Philip. Conversion of the Jews.
Symphony Space (Firm)
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Participants/Performers Performed by Stephen Colbert (The lie), Sean Leonard (The spray), Parker Posey (The swim team), Marian Seldes (The Scartz-Metterklume method), Isaiah Sheffer (Country cooking from central France), Christine Baranski (Yma dream), Alec Baldwin (Covered), and Jerry Zaks (The conversion of the Jews).
Language English
Notes Symphony Space: SS1002 (SS1002A--SS1002C).
"A celebration of the short story."
Originally broadcast on WNYC, New York Public Radio, on the program: Selected shorts.
Compact disc.
Description 3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781934033142
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