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ICRT to air 'A Christmas Carol' by Dickens

2012/12/22 13:57:21

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) will air a seasonal classic radio drama -- A Christmas Carol -- by English author Charles Dickens, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The perennial favorite has been given a new lease on life by the ICRT production team and the Taipei-based Red Room Radio Redux, creating a magical piece of theater of the imagination, the radio station said in a statement.

"Music, sounds and voices come together to weave a rich tapestry of storytelling, and bring the cobbled streets of Victorian London to life," the statement said.

The drama is scheduled to be aired on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. and repeated at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Christmas Day.

A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843, tells of a sour and stingy man's emotional transformation after he was paid supernatural visits by ghosts.

Viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism, the tale has been adapted to film, stage, opera, and other media.

(By James Lee)