REPS Podcast: CBC Stage: Fahrenheit 451 adapted from the novel by Ray Bradbury

July 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Fahrenheit 451

REPS PodcastThe REPS Podcast (Radio Enthusiasts Of Puget Sound) has recently podcast a 41 year old CBC radio drama that I’d never even heard had existed:

It’s Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451!

Apparently produced by CBC Radio in Vancouver, as a part of the long running “Stage” program, the drama is light on sound effects and high on fidelity to the original text.

In fact, the production is an amazingly faithful adaptation considering it’s only an hour long. Thanks REPS!

CBC StageCBC Stage – Fahrenheit 451.
Adapted from the novel by Ray Bradbury; Adapted by Otto Lowy; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 52 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: CBC Radio
Broadcast: March 4, 1971

Cast:*
Neal Denard … Montag
Alan Scarfe … The Fire Captain
Linda Sorenson
Sharon Kurt
Peter Hobwerth
Dorothy Davies
Merv Componi
Eric Walston
Anni Scarfe

Sound by Lars Eastholm
Technical by Bob Spence
Produced by Don Mowatt

Podcast feed: http://feeds.repspodcast.com/repsrss

Check out these terrific illustrations from the first ever serialization of a novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954):
Fahrenheit 451 - illustration by Ben Denison
Fahrenheit 451 - illustration by Ben Denison
Fahrenheit 451 - illustration by Ben Denison

And while were at it here’s a letter from Playboy’s May 1954 issue written by William F. Nolan:
William F. Nolan letter in Playboy, May 1954

*These are mostly guesses on the spelling of these names.

Update (January 22, 2015):

Here are the original illustrations for Ray Bradbury’s The Fireman (the novella which was later expanded into Fahrenheit 451) from Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1951 - illustration by Karl Rogers

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