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 Posted: Sun Oct 20th, 2013 05:57 pm
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The Martian Chronicles was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I'm also the proud owner of an early edition that has a extra chapter/story that has been cut from modern ones. I want to know a little more about the script/production.

How was it received? What parts, in particular, worked and didn't? Was the story There  Will Come Soft Rains included - I'm curious how that particular chapter would be done on stage. Also did you have the bonfire at the end where the father is burning all the encyclopedias and atlases? How was that handled? Or did the script end The Martian Chronicles in some other way? What sort of changes in general from the original were made to suit the stage?

I also know that there was a TV series, back in the 1980s, I believe, called The Ray Bradbury Theater, that did adaptations of Bradbury's work, including many from The Martian Chronicles. Bradbury personally worked with the show. I wonder if this script you have, of which you said "parts of it don't work on stage", are quick rewrites of television scripts from that series.

Oh, also, was Usher II included?   

Last edited on Sun Oct 20th, 2013 05:58 pm by QuixotesGhost