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CBC Radio (Canada) is doing a radio drama co-production with BBC
Radio of an adaptation of the novel., "
Red Badge of Courage", written by Stephen Crane about the American
War. Mickey will be playing two characters;
Jim Conklin and Simpson (no first name given) who are fellow Union soldiers with the main character in the story, Henry Fleming and figure prominently in his story. Although the men are Northerner's, most characters are written phonetically in the novel as speaking like boys from the South. With this in mind, Mickey did a Kentucky ( Bowling Green) accent for Jim Conklin, and a Virginia (Richmond) accent for Simpson.
The taping was done in January and will air in March., 2001
March 25 @ 10:05 PM EST on CBC Radio 1 which is 99.1 FM in Toronto
March 26 @ 9:05 PM EST on CBC Radio 2 (don't know station number)
April 15 @ 15:02 (local British time) on BBC
April 21 @ 21:02 (local British time) on BBC
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Brief Stephen Crane Biography
Although he was born more than six years after the end
of the American Civil War,
Stephen Crane's novel The Red Badge of Courage depicted that war so vividly,
and rendered the fears of men in battle so intensely, that many veterans who read
the book were convinced that he was one of them. In a career of less than ten
years, Crane produced a body of work that, in its striking and concise phrasing
and its unflinching confrontation of smugness and hypocrisy, helped set the
course of American fiction and poetry in the twentieth century.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, on November 1, 1871,
Crane was his
parents' fourteenth (and last) child. His father, Dr. Jonathan Townley Crane, was a
Methodist minister, as were his maternal grandfather and other relatives on both
sides of his family. Dr. Crane's successive ecclesiastical appointments led the
family to move in 1876 to Paterson, New Jersey, and in 1878 to Port Jervis, a
town in upstate New York that, with its surrounding countryside, would become the
setting for a number of Crane's works, including Whilomville Stories, the novel
The Third Violet, and one of his greatest short stories, "The Monster." After Dr.
Crane's death in 1880, his widow moved the family to Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Crane attended the Hudson River Institute in Claverack,
New York, from 1888 to
1890, where he was taught history by John B. Van Petten, who had been an
officer in the Civil War. In September 1890, he enrolled at Lafayette College to
study mining engineering, but left without completing his first semester. He
entered Syracuse University in January 1891, where he showed more interest in
catching for the varsity baseball team than in his studies. In his single semester at
Syracuse, he passed only one course of six--English literature, for which he
received an A. He had also begun to write for the New York Tribune, and even
though he was to lose that position the following year for writing a satirical account
of a parade by the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, journalism would
remain one of his principal means of support and avenues to fame for the rest of
his brief life.
Crane later maintained that he wrote his first major
of fiction, Maggie: A Girl
of the Streets, in two days just before Christmas of 1891. He borrowed money
from one of his brothers to have it printed, since he was unable to publish it
commercially because of its bleak and uncompromising presentation of life in the
slums of New York City: the title character is forced to turn to prostitution after
being self-righteously rejected by everyone she has loved and trusted. The book
appeared early in 1893 under the pseudonym Johnston Smith, and, while very few
copies were sold, it won favorable attention from the influential novelists Hamlin
Garland and William Dean Howells.
Also in early 1893, Crane wrote a first version of what
would become The Red
Badge of Courage. This novel, his masterpiece, was published in 1895 in both
the United States, where it became a bestseller, and England, where it also
attracted a great deal of positive notice. In vivid and impressionistic prose,
studded with the kinds of striking similes that were a hallmark of Crane's style, the
novel relates the experiences of "the youth" Henry Fleming and his comrades as
they test themselves on the field of battle. Also in 1895 appeared The Black
Riders, the first of Crane's two collections of free verse. These often fable-like
little poems, with their stripped-down lines and stark phrasing concentrated on the
rendering of a single effect, were to influence the Imagist movement in
Anglo-American poetry in the second decade of the twentieth century.
Crane was himself a dashing figure, whose life was
as much of a story as
anything that came from his pen. One night in September 1896, he interviewed
several chorus girls for a series of articles about New York City. After leaving a
restaurant at two in the morning, Crane and his party were stopped by a
policeman named Charles Becker, who two decades later would be the principal
figure in a much more notorious affair. Becker arrested Dora Clark, one of the
women with Crane, on a charge of soliciting. Crane vigorously asserted her
innocence in the matter and appeared in court to denounce the arresting officer.
The incident caused a sensation in the then-lively world of New York City
newspapers, with Crane exalted (largely by his own paper) as a selfless defender
of womanhood and scourge of a corrupt police force, pilloried as a meddler and a
publicity hound, and libeled as a drug addict and frequenter of prostitutes.
Whatever Crane's motives may have been, the affair was a highly stressful one for
him and took a great toll, costing him, among much else, the friendship of then
New York City Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt.
In November of 1896, Crane met Cora Taylor, an
woman with literary
inclinations several years his senior, who was operating a house of assignation in
Jacksonville, Florida. She was to become his companion for the rest of his
life--although she called herself Cora Crane and was introduced by Crane as his
wife, no evidence of a marriage has ever come to light--and an untiring champion
of his work and reputation after his death. They settled in England in 1897, where
they were quickly accepted into a circle of British and American novelists,
including Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Harold Frederic, and Ford Madox Ford.
Meanwhile, Crane continued his astonishing productivity as both journalist and
literary artist, covering the Greco-Turkish War in 1897 and the Spanish-American
War in 1898, and publishing in the single year of 1898 some of his finest short
stories, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," "Death and the Child," "The Monster,"
and "The Blue Hotel."
In the last year or so of his life, Crane suffered from
increasingly virulent attacks of
tuberculosis, aggravated by a punishing work schedule. Many of these writing
projects were hack work undertaken out of financial need. With their money
virtually gone and surviving on the generosity of friends, Cora brought Stephen to
a health spa at Badenweiler, Germany, where he died on June 5, 1900, at the
age of twenty-eight.
Although there was an element of romance and swagger in
his life and in some of
his writing, his best work remains as fresh and effective as when it was written.
Identifying with the fearful and the outcast, attacking complacency and intolerance,
presenting even the most unsavory aspects of existence, disciplining style and
structure to a unity of effect, and doing all of these things in works of great power
and insight, Stephen Crane made permanent contributions not only to the body of
American literature but also to its very shape and direction.
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