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Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan appears in the following:

Selected Shorts: Wanting More with Neil Gaiman

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Guest host Neil Gaiman presents two ironic stories about wish fulfillment.

 

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Neil Gaiman Reads You Stories About Wish Fulfilment

Friday, December 06, 2013

Best-selling fantasy writer Neil Gaiman presents two provocative stories about wish fulfillment, and chats with SHORTS' literary commentator, and novelist, Hannah Tinti.

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Selected Shorts: Happy Families?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS.   Our first story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and our second, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.

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Selected Shorts: What the Blind Can See

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This program features two stories in which houses figure, and represent more than just a domicile.  In Yasunari Kawabata’s “Household,” a husband takes his blind wife to “see”, so to speak, a possible house where they might live.  “To the blind, houses are alive,” she says.  All the Kawabata stories we have presented as part of SELECTED SHORTS are terse, short, haiku-like gems, and this one is no exception.  The reader is Fionnula Flanagan.

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Selected Shorts: Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

 

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Selected Shorts: James Joyce's "The Dead," Part 2

Sunday, January 08, 2012

“The Dead,” Part 2 by James Joyce is performed by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan and Isaiah Sheffer.

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Selected Shorts: James Joyce for New Year's

Sunday, January 01, 2012

James Joyce’s classic story, “The Dead”, takes place at a New Year’s dinner-dance in Dublin in 1904. It is filled with colorful personalities, and is a glimpse of a bygone era.

The hostesses of the annual dinner are the Misses Kate and Julia Morkan, frail elderly aunts of the story’s central characters, Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta, the crisis in whose marriage provides the dramatic through-line of this deeply emotional story.

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Selected Shorts: Tales of Terror

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This program is devoted to two classic tales of terror by two masters of the genre. "Dracula’s Guest" by Bram Stoker is read by Aasif Mandvi and "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe is read by Fionnula Flanagan.

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Selected Shorts: Happy Families?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS.   One story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and one story, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.

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What the Blind Can See

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Seeing without sight, and an eccentric family upends a neighborhood.

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Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

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Women on a Mission

Sunday, September 05, 2010

“Women On A Mission”—that’s the theme of this program’s two short stories, both read at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. One is a crooked mission, the other a noble one.

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