Read Me to Sleep, Ricky host Rick Whitaker is joined by actress Carmela Marner for a reading of James Joyce's classic story "The Dead."
In her 1987 review of John Huston's film based on the James Joyce story, Pauline Kael wrote, 'The announcement that John Huston was making a movie of James Joyce’s “The Dead” raised the question “Why?” What could images do that Joyce’s words hadn’t? And wasn’t Huston pitting himself against a master who, though he was only twenty-five when he wrote the story, had given it full form? (Or nearly full—Joyce’s language gains from being read aloud.)'
"The Dead" is the final story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. It was well-received by critics and academics and described by T. S. Eliot as "one of the greatest stories ever written".
Carmela Marner is best known for her stage performances and her direction of the Franklin Stage Company in upstate New York. She is the reader of several books for Audible and appears in the films Puss In Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Call Red, Mission: Impossible, Casualty, Staying Alive, Quid Pro Quo, and Eyes Wide Shut. She is a professor in the Theater Department at SUNY Oneonta.
Read Me to Sleep, Ricky is hosted by Rick Whitaker and produced in New York City.