Saturday, March 27, 2010

Orson Welles reads from Moby Dick

Oh - this is so captivating, even though it is less than 2 minutes long. Absolutely fascinating (tip from Open Culture). I should mention that Orson Welles is a bit paraphrasing from the introductory chapter (Loomings) of Moby Dick. Unfortunately, he did not read the whole book - what a treat that would have been! However, you can listen to all of Moby Dick here (but you may have to get over the fact that it is not being read in this dramatic manner and by somebody other than Welles).

If of interest, you may want to check out an excellent recent film, Me an Orson Welles, a movie about Welles' early career and his brilliant adaptation of Julius Ceasar at The Mercury Theater.


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