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The Monkey's Paw, dramatic adaptation, title page
This reading by John Lithgow of the classic horror yarn “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs, is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Compulsions and Obsessions,” hosted by John Lithgow.
John Lithgow's reading was absolutely amazing. He has such a way of drawing one in to a situation. When he spoke the parts from the old wife, he was so convincing. I actually cried in the end with his description of "the disappointing wails" of the old woman. Thank you so much for continuing to broadcast material such as this.
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Classic and contemporary short fiction read by some of the most iconic voices in today’s world of film, theater and comedy. Recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City.
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