Chambers Street Theatre

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Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 23rd, 2015

And here we are with the Twain version of the "Duel."  Last week we did the Dickens' "Duel."  It's up to you to compare Dickens and Twain.  I delight in the similaries and the differences:  Dickens, the Englishman, goes for the lighter "picking away" style, while Twain gets out the "axes."  Both go after the need for this Dueling to stop, and it's humor that finds the "feet of clay."

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 16th, 2015

We can all look back and say "Dueling was silly."  Well, it wasn't so silly in the 1800's.  This was serious and deadly business.  Many men were tricked into losing their lives, and many men were mutilated.  This strange duel business had to be attacked with humor.  Charles Dickens was one of the first writers to challenge the "honor" of death.  

And it was Mark Twain who answered the call on the American side.  Often it has been said that Twain imitated Dickens.  Twain said he learned a great deal from Dickens.  Compare this week's Dickens' "Duel" with next week's "Duel" by Twain.  Very different, yet going for the same problem. 

 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 9th, 2015

Once again we go to Mark Twain for good reporting in "Roughing It."  Chapter LXX covers meeting with a man who had a mental issue.  I'll leave it at that, because only Mark Twain could cover this story with truth, compassion, and humor.  Not much was known about mental issues in the 1800's so Twain used his reporter skills to record the reality that could be figured out in the future.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 26th, 2015

Not only were there good writers in the 1800's, but also today.  Dave Jones is living now and writing about the "Cowboy."  We open the show with Dave's childhood memories, then move on to Robert  W. Service who is always so special.  It's a great day for the poets of popular culture.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 12th, 2015

It's all the fun of Twain and Service today.  Hear Twain's take on the Ark, and Robert W. Service's take on "The Cremation of Sam McGee."  The theme connection is "ark" and "barge."  A bit of a stretch but it's Twain and Service in one show.  Listen in...

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 5th, 2015

Today Ruth starts off with Mark Twain's "Letters from the Earth," Chapter "The Damned Human Race."  This chapter covers the big discussion about was earth made for man?  Then Ruth reads from Robert W. Service, "The Parson's Son."  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 26th, 2015

Today Ruth reads from Mark Twain about manners, then Sakile McCoy comes into the studio and reminds Ruth about the Numbers Poem Sakile was scheduled to read.  It's all in fun and part of The Chambers Street Players.  Children will love the Numbers Poem.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 19th, 2015

The Chambers Street Players strike again with a full cast of four voices doing the KDRT Nature Show.  This week the Bird Reserve is visited and a real bird finally identified.  There is also a Mark Twain selection about the quaintness of women, and that our two main ladies are.  Nancy Streeter from the Musical Comedy world is a great addition to the CST.

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