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January 4, 2024 48 mins
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is a famous short story, a work of American Gothic fiction, written by Edgar Allan Poe. The tale was published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, and then, after a revision, included in the collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. The story contains Poe’s poem “The Haunted Palace”, which has been published separately. The story has inspired tellings and adaptations stage, radio, television, opera, musical theater, and film. The best known film adaptation is Roger Corman’s HOUSE OF USHER (1960) written by Richard Mathewson and starring Vincent Price. The best on television, is Mike Flanagan’s Netflix Limited Series from 2023, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Starring Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Henry Thomas, Mark Hamill, T’Nia Miller, Samantha Sloyan, Kate Siegel, Ruth Codd, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumby, Katie Parker, and Mark Redfield. Mark Redfield is a voice actor, actor, writer, director, filmmaker and artist. Redfield Arts Audio produces audio books and original audio dramas. Titles available on Audible worldwide, and other platforms, include “Frankenstein Mobster” with Daniel Roebuck and Debbie Rochon, “Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” starring Jeffrey Combs, “Sinbad and the Pirate Princess” starring Caroline Munro and Martine Beswicke, and many others. The Redfield Arts Audio Podcast can be heard weekly on all major podcast platforms including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Soundcloud and others. Film and TV work include “Fall of the House Of Usher” (Netflix 2023), “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (2002), Larry Blamire’s “Dark and Stormy Night”, and many other indie films and television programs. In theatre, Redfield has acted in or written and directed over 200 plays professionally. Spring 2024 theatrical productions include “Moby Dick-Rehearsed” by Orson Welles, and “Mr. Pim Passes By” by A. A. Milne. He studied at Towson University, and UNESCO’s Theatre Of Nations. Redfield has been a voice actor for over 40 years, narrating audio books, voicing commercials, video games, and narrating documentaries. Redfield is also the co-author, with Stuart Voytilla, of “Cult Of The Nosferatu”, the first novel in the “Vampire Hunters Incorporated” series. For more great content visit: Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!
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