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Dennis Paoli writes plays and films. His oeuvre includes adaptations of the works of Poe and Lovecraft. Re-Animator (1985), Dreams of the Witch House (2005), The Black Cat (2007) and Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, a one-man play starring Jeffrey Combs that has been winning and astonishing audiences around the country since its premiere at The Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009.
Paoli taught writing and Gothic Literature at Hunter College, City University of New York. Now retired from teaching, he is busier than ever, writing. He is also Donor/Advisor of the Heidi Paoli Fund for cancer patients.
I talked with Dennis about his approach to adaptation and screen and play writing, and getting under the skin of the man Edgar Allan Poe.
Stuart Gordon (August 11, 1947 – March 24, 2020) began his creative life in the Chicago theatre world. He founded The Organic Theatre in 1969. There, he and his company created electrifying theatre, and produced some of David Mamet’s earliest plays. Moving to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking, Gordon’s debut film “Re-Animator” (1985) has become a favorite with movie-goers around the world. He met and cast Jeffrey Combs in “Re-Animator”, the beginning of a life-long collaboration between the two. The screenplay was by Dennis Paoli, a dear friend from Gordon’s theatre days in the 1960s. Stuart Gordon would make films with Combs and Paoli for the rest of his life. Highlights in Stuart Gordon’s film career as a director include “Dagon”, “From Beyond”, “King of The Ants”, and David Mamet’s “Edmond”. Screenplays include “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. When given the opportunity to adapt a Poe story to Showtime’s series “Masters of Horror”, Gordon chose to adapt Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat”. He gathered his long-time screenwriting partner Dennis Paoli, and actor Jeffrey Combs to play Poe. While in production, Combs and Gordon began talking about Combs doing a Poe one man show. The result, after a period of research and rehearsal, resulted in the acclaimed “Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”, premiering at the Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009. Stuart Gordon passed away on March 24th, 2020. His films live on. This audio book production is dedicated to his memory. Without Stuart Gordon, there would be no “Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”.
This conversation between Stuart and Mark Redfield took place in 2014
Recorded before a live audience, Jeffrey Combs gives an electrifying performance in “NEVERMORE, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”. Written by Dennis Paoli and Directed by Stuart Gordon. Produced for audio by Mark Redfield. The creative team of this audio book performance dedicates it to Stuart Gordon (August 11, 1947 – March 24, 2020). Without whose talent, vision, persistence, and passion, this live performance would never have happened.
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Now available worldwide on Audible comes the fantasy audio adventure “Sinbad and the Pirate Princess” starring the voices of Caroline Munro (“The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”) and Martine Beswicke (“One Million Years B.C.”), supported by a full cast, sound effects and original music score!
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Caroline Munro stars in our audio drama adventure “Sinbad and the Pirate Princess”, now available worldwide on Audible! When I discussed the project with her, it was a toss up as to do the Sinbad script, or a sequel to Dracula I had written. She was eager to tackle “Sinbad” first, as she had starred in Ray Harryhausen’s 1974 fantasy film “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”, and was on the board of The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. And so we took off for high adventure on the Arabian Sea with Sinbad and Junah, the Pirate Princess of the title! Jonathan and Mina Harker awaits us in the future…
Caroline is regarded by her most passionate fans as The First Lady of Fantasy. From her Hammer films of the 1970s, and starring roles in fantasy films such as “At The Earth’s Core” and “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”, to the assassin Naomi in the James Bond blockbuster “The Spy Who Loved Me”, and her roles in cinema and audio drama today, Caroline’s beauty and talent have captured the hearts of audiences internationally.
Four tales of terror from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe dramatized with sound effects and original music! In this PoeForevermore Radio Theater Volume One collection: Mark Redfield performs the nameless narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart- A Monologue”. Redfield (Montessor) then walls-up Chris Pfingsten (Fortunato) in “The Cask of Amontillado”, a tale of cold revenge dramatized by Tony Tsendeas. Beautiful Caroline Munro is walled-up with a feline friend in our swinging-London version of “The Black Cat 1969”. And in “Valdemar” Jennifer Rouse (Mrs. Valdemar) tells of how J. R. Lyston (her husband, M. Valdemar) tried to cheat death!
Adaptations and direction by Mark Redfield. “The Cask of Amontillado” adapted by Tony Tsendeas. Original Music and Sound Design by Jennifer Rouse.
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Four favorite tales from the pen of American short-story writer O. Henry that burst with his humor, pathos, and endearing observations on children, the poor, and dogs! In this collection: “The Ransom of Red Chief” (two kidnappers hatch a plot and get more than they bargain for!), “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog” (a put-upon pup and his master yearn for a better life), “The Cop and the Anthem” (all poor Soapy wanted was a warm bed for the winter), and “The Gift of the Magi” (the classic Christmas tale of love and giving from the heart). Performed by Mark Redfield with Mackenzie Menter. Original music by Jennifer Rouse.
1. Opening Credits
2. The Ransom of Red Chief
3. Memoirs of a Yellow Dog
4. The Cop and the Anthem
5. The Gift of the Magi
6. End Credits
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Fascism is a slippery word. It’s meaning changes and is nuanced with each incarnation. Fascist leaders copy other fascists , and use what is expedient to control the people.
We present the audio drama “the Fall of the City” by Archibald MacLeish.
Produced by the Columbia Workshop for CBS Radio and presented on April 11th, 1937.
This experimental radio play was a sensation when broadcast in the spring of 1937, and made an overnight radio star of 22 year-old Orson Welles. The New York Times selected “the Fall of the City” as one of the best radio broadcasts of 1937.
The Fall of the City
By Archibald MacLeish
Recorded at the drill hall of the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City on April 11th, 1937.
Broadcast by CBS radio.
A production of The Columbia Workshop.
The Cast includes:
House Jameson as the studio director
Orson Welles as the Announcer
Adelaide Klein as the Voice of the Dead Woman
Carleton Young as the First Messsenger
Burgess Meredith as The Orator
With 200 extras to voice the crowds
“the City has fallen” was directed by Irving Reis with music by Bernard Herrmann.
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Let’s celebrate the 211th anniversary of Poe’s birth eavesdropping on this phone conversation between Mark Redfield and Jeffrey A. Savoye, that took place on January 19th, 2020...
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Get in the Christmas spirit(s)!
Listen to Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL --- Scrooge and your favorite characters and moments brought to life in this vivid and delightful performance by Mark Redfield!
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The Redfield Arts Revue podcast presents our HALLOWEEN 2019 show!
A little Lovecraft, a lotta Halloween, and a whole lotta Edgar Allan Poe! Redfield Arts Revue Podcast Episode 22 NOW PLAYING! “HALLOWEEN 2019”
Dim the lights, put on your headphones, and enjoy this dark ride through a house haunted by the horrors of Edgar Allan Poe! Plus- October poems by HP Lovecraft & EA Poe! Our small treat as our weekly podcasts resume with this show!
Narrated by Mark Redfield and Jennifer Rouse, Music and sound design by Jennifer Rouse, With your host Mary Anne Perry
Dates: August 15-18, 2019
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotels, Pittsburgh, Cranberry, PA
Artist/Voice Actor Mark Redfield and Composer/Sound Designer Jennifer Rouse will be attending PulpFest with CDs of Redfield Arts Audio’s newest release - - “Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp”. An anthology of poems by pulp writers H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard. PulpFest 2019 will begin on Thursday, Aug. 15, and run through Sunday, Aug. 18. It will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry.
In addition to having “Songs of Giants” CDs available, Redfield will have new artwork for sale, and some other CDs and books that he’s authored. Artist and illustrator Mark Wheatley will have his book “Songs of Giants” available. The perfect opportunity to get signed versions of both the book and CD!
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Redfield Arts Audio is very happy to announce the CD release of the companion audio album for "Songs Of Giants", the beautifully illustrated new book by artist Mark Wheatley!
SONGS OF GIANTS: THE POETRY OF PULP is a collection of 26 poems by writers H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard. Inspired by the illustrated book of the same name by artist Mark Wheatley. The poetry is read by Mark Redfield with a full orchestrated score and sound design by Jennifer Rouse to compliment the theme and dramatic feel of each poem.
The CD is $15 with $4.00 shipping and handling in the continental United States.
Dates: May 24-27, 2019
Location: The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Meet writer/director/artist Mark Redfield at Balticon 53 in "Artist Alley"! Featuring original paintings, Audio CDs, Books, and more!
He will also be doing panel discussions throughout the weekend starting on Friday May 24th at 4pm discussing Daily Podcasting. For the complete schedule visit https://schedule.balticon.org/
Redfield Arts Audio is very happy to announce that we will be producing the companion audio album for "Songs Of Giants", the beautifully illustrated new book by artist Mark Wheatley!
SONGS OF GIANTS is a collection of some of the very best poetry written by three giants of pulp literature; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft.
Mark Redfield will voice the poetry and Jennifer Rouse will be doing the music and sound design for the album.
Mark Wheatley, Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, has been awarded the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy and nominations for the Harvey and the Ignatz. His work has appeared in Spectrum, the Library of Congress, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and other museums. He has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. His most recent print projects include Doctor Cthulittle, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, Swords Against the Moon Men, The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection, Mine! and Wild Stars.
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Redfield Arts Audio is thrilled to announce that actor Jeffrey Combs will be the voice of "Edgar Allan Poe" in ALONE The Life Of Poe!
Best known for his role as "Herbert West" in the Stuart Gordon film "Reanimator", as well as his characters in Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Voyager, Jeffrey has previously played Edgar Allan Poe in the Masters Of Horror Series "The Black Cat" episode, as well as his one man show, produced by Stuart Gordon, "Nevermore".
We are honored to have such a great talent to bring Poe to life and we welcome Jeffrey Combs to the cast!
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If you are brand-new to the works and life of the great American storyteller and poet Edgar Allan Poe, this recording is for you!
Sherwin Cody wrote this biography for beginners of the wonderful works and life of Poe as part of a series of books for young readers in 1899. Mark Redfield, who narrates this book, has made some small revisions where needed, updating the manuscript for historic accuracy based on new information since “The Story of Edgar Allan Poe” was originally published. Poems by Poe have been added to this spoken word addition, that were not in the 1899 original.
If you’re just beginning your journey into the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, this audio recording is perfect for you!
If you are a seasoned Poe aficionado, then share and gift this spoken word recording of “The Story of Edgar Allan Poe” with a young person just meeting Poe for the first time!
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A new “haunted house” record, just like we loved when we were growing up, but this one is special!
This one, Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunted House of Usher takes us on a diabolical journey through the dark creative mind of Poe as we experience some of his most chilling tales! Roderick Usher’s house is alive! And dying! Are these actual events you witness, or are they Usher’s madness come to life?! Come and visit the Haunted House of Usher, and experience what lurks inside!
Download our latest audio drama, VALDEMAR, now for only $1.99 on CDBaby!
Based on the story "The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar" by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted and directed by Mark Redfield.
Sound design and music by Jennifer Rouse.
Starring Jennifer Rouse as "Elmira Valdemar", J.R. Lyston as "Ernest Valdemar", and Mark Redfield as "Harlan Hurlock".
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Saturday March 17, 2018 @ 8:00pm
THE RAVEN, FOREVERMORE
Edgar Allan Poe’s infamous poem “The Raven” was published on 29 January, 1843.
There is, perhaps, no other single piece of writing in Poe’s life and work that helped to catapult him to fame, to make him a “rock star”,than that one poem.
The narrative poem was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. It was immediately pirated and printed in dozens of other newspapers and periodicals across the country. Soon, everybody knew Poe, “nevermore” and the raven, but it didn’t improve Poe’s bank account a penny.
We are are proud to debut this new recording by actor and composer Jennifer Rouse. The female voice adds a new, wonderful dimension to this ever-living poem. Rouse’s performances strong and lyrical, and her music is a fine underscore to Poe words.
Download it in it's entirety at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jenniferrouse12
Happy Birthday to Edgar A. Poe!
Born 19 January 1809
Here is our Boston Birthday Tribute:
Listen to Poe’s famous poem THE RAVEN, published 29 January 1845
Happy Anniversary to Poe’s THE TELL-TALE HEART, published in January 1843.
Here is a dramatic reading performed by Mark Redfield:
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If you love great audio drama and audio books, you've come to the right place. We’re currently in production with some wonderful audio drama and books and we can't wait to share them with you!
Coming up as we move toward the new year is an exciting seven-part audio drama series about a haunted theater in Seattle. We call it SEASON 13: A SEATTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL. We’ve assembled a fine cast of voice actors, including Rik Deskin, Olivia McMahon, and Brinke Stevens. I get to play the main ghost that stalks the fictional Majestic Theatre in our story, called Jack Fairbanks. If you love the theater, theater folk, stories of old Hollywoood and old Broadway, and fun ghost stories, this series hits Audible and iTunes just after Thanksgiving!
Speaking of Dickens' classic ghost story (which is the play they're presenting in our series “Season 13: A Seattle Christmas Carol”) I'm doing an all-new reading of the original story, with all new music and sound effects by Jennifer Rouse. My favorite ghost story!
Next year will see the release of some great, original audio drama, including THE CRIMES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (from my original story) and more Holmes action in David Gerrold’s THE CASE OF THE GREEN CARNATION.
We will continue to produce Poe audio adaptations and audio books. In 2018 listen for our audio book THE STORY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE (a wonderful primer for people new to Poe’s life and work) and our adaptation of Poe’s gooiest horror tale, VALDEMAR.
The series of novels that I co-write with Stuart Voytilla will also be an audio drama series in 2018. I'm very excited about these projects. The audio adventures of vampire hunter Bertram Welles in Manhattan will be a series of fully dramatized 30 minute episodes, many based on the collection of short stories called MANHATTAN AFTER MIDNIGHT, to be published Ina few months.
Audio books of CULT OF THE NOSFERATU and a full dramatization of HARKER AND THE SHADOW OF DRACULA co-starring Caroline Munro (who did SINBAD AND THE PIRATE PRINCESS with us) are in the works.
There is so much coming and I hope that you will visit us here regularly to keep up with all the new titles and projects, and our events and shows and conventions that we will be appearing at through-out the year.
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