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December 6th, 2005

playgirl @ 11:33 am: Neither Reward Nor Comfort

The great poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe brought him neither reward nor comfort. Even though his most famous poem, "The Raven," was recognized as a work of genius while he was still alive, it took Poe a year to collect the payments from the New York paper that published it: $10.00.
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November 16th, 2005

sing_you_fools @ 03:20 pm: Hi everyone! I'm new to the community, so I figured I'd post this...

01. Your name Rachael
02. Your user name and why you picked it (if you remember) sing_you_fools. It's from a song from Evita; Che sings it. It's a very powerful song.
03. Sex (Tranny, Female, and Male are the main options, unless you have something to add) Female
04. Age 18
05. Favourite work of Edgar Allen Poe (option: post the title with the work in its entirety if you like, but if it's long, please use the LJ-cut feature) The Imp of the Perverse (NOTE: One the 'interests' page, it says "Im of the Perverse," not imp.) Also the Bells and the Conqueror Worm.
06. Why is your favourite work of Mr. Poe your favourite? I had to read it in 10th grade for a unit my class did on fear. We were working in groups with very little guidance from the teacher, and I had to somehow manage to get my group to really enjoy and understand this story. It was quite a task; I still consider this to be one of Poe's most difficult works. I did get it all done and one of the "lesser" students in my group gave a wonderful presentation on it at the end. Along with this, I feel that this story expains a lot of the philosophy and themes in all of Poe's work. And it taught me the word 'circumlocution' which is one of my favourites...the story overall was exceedingly dense, and I think the fact that I understood it at all makes me enjoy it more because I'm proud. Aside from the Imp, I really like The Bells--I saw it performed once so I have a rhythm in my head for it. It's beautiful (and the world tintinnabulation rocks.)
07. How did you get started reading Mr. Poe's works? I was about 6 or 7 and my library was having one of those free book things for kids. My brother (two years younger) picked this one up because the cover was cool--it was a mini-anthology of some of Poe's most famous works. By the time I was 8 I had read the entire thing cover to cover and fell completely in love with the writing. In fifth grade my teacher read The Pit and the Pendulum to our class and didn't believe that I already knew the story. And in 8th grade I performed the Conqueror Worm to my school; I still have that memorized.
08. Favourite quote (from anything) I honestly have no idea. I'd make one up but I'd be lying.
09. Time zone GMT -5 (EST)

October 20th, 2005

kaine1972 @ 09:21 pm: 'Poe: The Elevation of Decay'
Road Less Traveled Theatre Announces 'Poe: The Elevation of Decay' Dates, Discounts, and Educational Materials
The Road Less Traveled Theatre, a non-profit professional theatre group based in North Carolina, is pleased to present two programs geared toward educators and educational employees, and to announce dates for the upcoming performances of 'Poe: The Elevation of Decay.'

'Poe: The Elevation of Decay' in Kinston, Creedmoor, NC
'Poe: The Elevation of Decay' is an original dramatic interpretation of several of Edgar Allan Poe's works, including 'Annabelle Lee,' 'The Raven,' 'The Cask of Amontillado,' and many more. Far from a straightforward stage piece, this event incorporates live action, pre-recorded video, and maybe even a few surprises!

Adapted and directed by Mitchell W. Butts and Kevin Holmes, the show stars RLTT veterans Joey Humbert, Ron Jones, Nicholas Turner, Noah Wall, Geniann Humbert, Daniel Gierasch, and John Henry among others. RLTT co-founder and original Creative Director Megan Day will be featured in a taped segment for ‘Israfel’, while current Creative Director and President Mitchell W. Butts will perform ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’. Executive Director Kevin Holmes, will also be showcased as he performs his interpretation of Poe’s classic ‘The Raven’.

'Poe: The Elevation of Decay' Opens November 4th at Waller Auditorium, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC and November 5th at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults and $8 for students and seniors for advance tickets. Night of show tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Groups larger than 20 people, please contact the RLTT box office (919) 529-1169 for pricing information.

Curtain time is 8:00pm.

Tickets are available online at http://www.roadlesstraveledtheatre.com/tickets.asp. RLTT accepts all major credit and debit cards through their secure online ticketing system.

In addition, the Road Less Traveled Theatre announces it's new Education Discount program extended to all employees of schools and their families.

All active school and college employees, will receive a discount of approximately 40% off our standard ticket prices. For our upcoming production of 'Poe: The Elevation of Decay' November 4th at Waller Auditorium, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC and November 5th at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC, this means that adult tickets - normally $10 - are only $6 and our regular $8 student/senior ticket is available for a special price of $5.

These are advance sale prices; prices at the door are $7 and $6, respectively. Door prices for our other patrons will remain $12 and $10.



If you are a teacher or administrator and wish to access our discount order page, please contact us. Contact Information is below. Please provide your name, the name and location of your school system, and a telephone number with your request.

This discount program is intended for employees of schools and colleges, their spouses, and children only. If you need more than 4 tickets (any combination of adult/child) to accommodate your family, please contact the RLTT box office prior to purchase.

Road Less Traveled Theatre Announces Free Educational Material for Classrooms
The Road Less Traveled Theatre of North Carolina announces the coming release of free educational material for schools and teachers. The material will consist of a packet of background historical information and suggestions for classroom-based activities that teachers might like to encourage students to take part in for extra class credit, independent projects, or to fulfill other planned project goals.

These packets will be made available online as a printable PDF file so that instructors, curriculum planners, and administrators can review it on their PC or print it for use in the classroom.

The purpose of the packets is to help educators identify opportunities and appropriate methods for integrating information about various points of history and literature. Typically they will be written in conjunction with RLTT performances.

The first release will consist of material related to our current production, 'Poe: The Elevation of Decay,' and is currently in creation by RLTT's creative director Mitchell W. Butts and executive director Kevin R. Holmes. This information is being designed to target students at the middle and high school levels; material for other shows might target older or younger students as appropriate.

"It is our goal to continue offering programs of this nature that tie in to all upcoming productions. We hope that you will find our material useful and our shows entertaining and educational. We believe that our programs represent an innovative and effective method of raising interest in the arts, literature, and history, and we look forward to working with the educators of North Carolina and beyond in the future," said Executive Director Kevin Holmes in a statement.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us!

E-Mail: info@roadlesstraveledtheatre.com.
Web Contact Form: http://www.roadlesstraveledtheatre.com/contact.asp
Telephone: (919) 529-1169.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 485, Creedmoor, NC 27522

The Road Less Traveled Theatre, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

September 3rd, 2005

innocentgirl_13 @ 01:34 am: im new
01. Your name : MJ
02. Your username and why you picked it (if you remember) : innocentgirl_13 . It's from "Another Innocent Girl" by Alkaline Trio and 13 is my lucky number.
03. Sex (Tranny, Female, and Male are the main options, unless you have something to add) : Female
04. Age : 18
05. Favorite work of Edgar Allen Poe (option: post the title with the work in its entirety if you like, but if it's long, please use the LJ-cut feature) : I can't pick just one. Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Masque of Red Death, The Black Cat ...
06. Why is your favorite work of Mr. Poe your favorite? : Well ... theyre just simply amazing. Beautiful.
07. How did you get started reading Mr. Poe's works? : When I was in 7th grade we read The Tell-Tale Heart and I loved it. I got the book The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe and I've read almost all of them.
08. Favorite quote (from anything) : "People say I must be a horrible person, but that is not true! I have the heart of a young boy ... in a jar on my desk." - Stephen King
09. Time zone : Central

Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Alkaline Trio

July 21st, 2005

naroki @ 01:57 pm: Hello again...

It's me again, I just heard that on August 15, 2005 a new movie is coming out with soem of the works of poe. The movie includes: Premature Burial, The Tell-Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado,  and The Raven. For more info, visit this site:

 
for trailers , visit:
 
 
I hope they do a good job =/
 
-naroki
 
 
 


Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: silence

June 28th, 2005

likethe309 @ 01:00 pm: Hey everyone. i just joined. I've been a fan of Poe's work for years now. There is something about his pieces that is appealing, even now. For my literature class, we are doing author presentations, and it was a now brainer who i chose. I'm having problems with one thing though. We need media clips and all of that, and i felt that putting in the clip from the Simpsons who be a fun thing. I've looked everywhere for it, to no avail. If anyone could help, that would be amazing. Just comment, and i'll give you my email. If you have the clip, but need a gmail account or anything to send it, i have invites. Sorry if this isnt allowed, i just thought that a community like this would be the right place to look. Thanks everyone!

voxael @ 01:25 pm: 01. Your name Shaun
02. Your user name and why you picked it (if you remember) I couldn't think of anything else to call my journal so I went through my favourite TV shows' characters to get a user name - fortunately my second choice was available and here I am - Lord Blackadder.
03. Sex (Tranny, Female, and Male are the main options, unless you have something to add) Male last time I checked
04. Age 19
05. Favourite work of Edgar Allen Poe (option: post the title with the work in its entirety if you like, but if it's long, please use the LJ-cut feature) The Raven
06. Why is your favourite work of Mr. Poe your favourite? It was the very first thing I ever came across from him and instantly captured my imagination and my heart. Even though it was written almost two centuries before I had been born, it still managed to send tingles down my spine...not many Ye Olde authors can do that for me.
07. How did you get started reading Mr. Poe's works? First came across Poe in the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror 1 when they did their amusing little skit of the poem 'The Raven', didnt think to much about it at the time but then six months later my English teacher demanded we find 5 poems to analyse in class, which terrified me - I can't stand the vast majority of poetry. I racked my brains for about a week and remembered that 'strange parody-thing' on the Simpsons. I looked up the the poem and found an obsession...and an A+...
08. Favourite quote (from anything) Ohh...so many to choose from...um...Don't think that I'll feel guilty or that I'll appologise 'cos I got my way and that means I was right Reel Big Fish
09. Time zoneGMT +10 (Melboune)

-S

Current Mood: Excited
Current Music: The Beastie Boys - To The 5 Boroughs

June 24th, 2005

dizzy_dragon @ 04:20 pm: Alan Parsons Project's Poe inpired album
There is a band from the '80s called The Alan Parsons Project. They have a whole album entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination. I discovered it on Napster a while ago, and love it. It is entirly inspired by the works of Mr. Poe. Songs incle The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, and a few more. They use actual words from the poems and stories. Oh, andI'm new so I should do this:01. Your name Tez
02. Your username and why you picked it (if you remember)dizzy_dragon- my usual username, dragonmaid, was taken
03. Sex (Tranny, Female, and Male are the main options, unless you have something to add)Female
04. Age 17
05. Favorite work of Edgar Allen Poe (option: post the title with the work in its entirety if you like, but if it's long, please use the LJ-cut feature)Annabell Lee
06. Why is your favorite work of Mr. Poe your favorite? I like sad poems, and I like Poe. This was the best of both worlds
07. How did you get started reading Mr. Poe's works? I was first introduced to Mr. Poe by the Simpons treehouse of horror halloween special, there was a The Raven skit were Bart was a raven and Homer was the man in the poem, and James Earl Jones narrated
08. Favorite quote (from anything)

Current Music: The Tell Tale Heart by Alan Parsons Project

May 25th, 2005

_horror_romance @ 12:18 am: News about a New Edgar Allen Poe Film
New Member but old time Poe reader

Anyway here is some news regarding a new Poe film in the works


" Sylvester Stallone is turning a more literary page and will direct "Poe," a film he wrote about the life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Nu Image/Millennium Films will finance, produce and distribute the film; Robert Downey Jr. is Stallone's choice for the leading role.

Production is skedded to begin in Europe this fall.

The life of the legendary 19th century American poet and short story writer has long fascinated Stallone, who has been nurturing this project for years. He completed the screenplay for the film in 2002, but the project did not come together until this week.

Considered the granddaddy of the Gothic horror tale, Poe's life is rich with its own eerie details. He suffered from madness, depression and drugs, and was mysteriously found dead in a gutter in 1849. Among his most famous works were "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher."

The news came straight from Bloody-Disgusting.com

Current Music: The Cure - A Man Inside My Mouth

May 23rd, 2005

gaelicbutterfly @ 04:35 pm:

Hey all,

I have an book titled "Edgar Allen Poe: Complete Tales and Poems" book that I'd like to get rid of. I purchased it a few months ago, and I don't have the time anymore to sit and read it (new puppy, new marriage, full time work schedule) and thought maybe someone here would want to take it off my hands. It's in new condition, barely touched, just in a drawer in my nightstand..........

Here's the link to the book:  click

 

Its a big book (842 pages!), so I'd have to charge a bit for shipping, but I'd like to get maybe $6.00 for the book and $5.00 for shipping.

Anyone interested?



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