The Radio Riel Players Present: Tales from New Babbage, Sea Stories

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by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 26 June, 2011

The Radio Riel Players Present is Radio Riel’s independent radio production of classic stories, poems and plays, all performed by The Radio Riel Players from around the world. Tales from New Babbage are darker stories brought to you by the residents of the Steampunk City-State of New Babbage. As they say in New Babbage, what could possibly go wrong?

Every sailor knows that the best souvenir one brings back from a foreign port is a good sea story. Tonight’s stories are just that — sea stories.

The Basha’s Gorilla, by William Patterson White (1910). Read by Byron Wexhome and Rowan Derryth. White was best known for writing cowboy adventure stories in the early 20th century.

Voyage Eastward, from The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1895 edition, by Rudolph Erich Raspe. Read by Emperor Ezra Crumb II. The tales of Baron Munchausen were first translated into English in 1785 from an anonymous collection in German. Baron Munchausen was an actual 18th century nobleman and his stories should be assumed to be absolutely reliable and true, despite the fact that many are based on folktales that were circulating well before his birth.

Davey Jones’s Gift, by John Masefield, read by Victor1st Mornington. First published in Country Life, November 11, 1905. Masefield’s aunt thought little of her nephew’s addiction to reading, so she sent him off to train for a life at sea to cure him of it. He became a Poet Laureate and one of the greatest nautical storytellers of all time.

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Produced by Mosseveno Tenk

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