War of the Worlds by Orson Welles based on the novel by HG Wells University of Limoges, January 21, 2022, Limoges.

War of the Worlds by Orson Welles based on the novel by HG Wells
University of Limoges, Friday January 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM
With students from the University Theater Workshop, Camps de Guéret, Swan Achard (music and sound effects) Directed by Hervé Herpe Director of the theater workshop. _ ”A vaulted shape comes out of the pit. I manage to make out a faint ray of light on a mirror. What is that ? A jet of flame comes from the mirror and leaps straight towards the advancing men! They are hit hard! Oh my God, they just caught fire! ”_ 80 years ago, on October 30, 1938, on CBS, aliens landed live, under the leadership of director Orson Welles in his show Mercury Theater on the Air. This audio clip is certainly one of the most famous episodes in radio history. The legend goes that by adapting _The War of the Worlds_, the work of HG Wells, on the air, Orson Welles would have blown a wind of panic on America. The terrorized listeners listening to the (false) direct reports of panicked (false) journalists would have fled when they learned of an imminent alien invasion. Readings aloud will also be offered by students registered for the slam writing workshop and the Master Fabli (Literature Manufacturing). The readings will be accompanied by music played by a student pianist from the University.

Reading aloud The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles based on the novel by HG Wells

University of Limoges 33 rue François Mitterrand 87000 Limoges Limoges Clos Moreau Haute-Vienne


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2022-01-21T18:30:00 2022-01-21T22:00:00