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03/31/2011

ドイル A Scandal in Bohemia 3 (「シャーロック・ホームズの冒険」より)

Thursday Theater

From The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part 3. This is the last installment of this episode.

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03/30/2011

A Fire on the Hill - TSUNAMI (稲むらの火~津波)

A story of Japanese tsunami in 1854 and a narrow escape of villagers. In memory of those deceased in the recent disaster in northeast Japan.

Text courtesy of Masahiro KUDO (Old Stories of Japan 稲むらの火~津波), adapted from "A Living God" by Lafcadio Hearn, and "Fires of Stacks-of-Rice-Straw" by Tsunezo Nakai.

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03/29/2011

コンラッド Heart of Darkness 6

Tuesday Theater

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - 6

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03/27/2011

オズのまほうつかい 1

Weekend Theater 2 (for kids and the young at heart)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, chapter 1.

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03/26/2011

オーステン Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 4

Weekend Theater 1
Chapter 4 of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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03/24/2011

ドイル A Scandal in Bohemia 2-3

Thursday Theater

From The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part 2-3.

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03/22/2011

コンラッド Heart of Darkness 5

Tuesday Theater

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - 5

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03/21/2011

ディケンズ "Signal Man," Part 2 of 2 (Rerun)

The concluding part of Charles Dickens' short story, "Signal Man."


Signal Man, Part 1

03/20/2011

ディケンズ "Signal Man," Part 1 of 2 (Rerun)

For today and tomorrow, I'm podcasting a rerun of Charles Dickens' short story, "Signal Man." It's a tale about a railway worker haunted by a ghost. Hope you enjoy listening to it.

Signal Man, Part 1

03/19/2011

オーステン Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 3

Chapter 3 of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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03/17/2011

ドイル A Scandal in Bohemia 2-2

From The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Part 2-2.

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03/15/2011

コンラッド Heart of Darkness 4

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03/13/2011

Earthquake report 3 (東北地方太平洋沖地震)

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The audio file linked above is a reading of The Economist article of Mar. 13 on the quake. This article covers the latest developments on the quake aftermath and the nuclear plant crisis as of the evening of Mar. 13, local time.


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オーステン Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 2

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Chapter 2 of Sense and Sensibility.

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03/12/2011

Earthquake report 2 (福島原発)

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The audio file linked above is a reading of a Washington Post article of Mar. 12 on the Fukushima nuclear plants. The upcoming development of this incident must be watched carefully.


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Earthquake report (東北地方太平洋沖地震)

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Here's a reading of a NY Times article of Mar. 11 on the earthquake and tsunami. It seems the aftermaths are getting worse by the hour, but this article captures pretty much what we (residents of Tokyo) have experienced firsthand & learned on the media by the morning of Mar. 12.

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03/10/2011

ドイル A Scandal in Bohemia 2-1

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As the second part is rather too long, I've subdivided it into three parts. So, the entire episode will be presented in five parts rather than three.


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03/08/2011

コンラッド Heart of Darkness 3

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03/05/2011

オーステン Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 1

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It's a pleasure to present another novel by Jane Austin. This is the third novel of hers that I've recorded, after Pride and Prejudice and Emma (which I have yet to share with you). Recording my own audiobooks is fun by itself, but it has an added advantage that I get to re-read the book several times - once when I am recording it, once again during the prooflistening stage, and yet again when I listen to the finished audiobook (which can be several times). Inevitably the details become more familiar to me than when I simply read the book once in silence. I've cherished evey moment of this process.

Presented in 50 installments on weekends.

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03/04/2011

The Exchanged Bride 入れ替わった花嫁(光秀伝)(西鶴:武家義理物語より)

English text courtesy of Masahiro KUDO (Old Stories of Japan)

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While lots of reading material in English can be found on the Net, English texts written by Japanese are relatively hard to find. It's really a shame so few of us (i.e., Japanese) utilize our foreign language skills on the Net to share our cultural heritage with the rest of the world. Well, there's someone who has been fighting this battle almost single-handedly. Masahiro Kudo, a Sophia University-educated high school teacher of English in Gunma, runs a website entitled "Old Stories of Japan" that carries more than two hundred folk tales, legends and classic fairy tales of Japan translated by himself. Kudo-san kindly permitted me to post a reading of one of his stories. I hope you'll enjoy listening to this, and also hope that many of you will visit his site to read the stories, preferably out loud. It will be a good exercise to hone your reading skills and, if you have kids, fun for them to listen to! I myself am looking forward to recording some more stories in his collection in the future and posting them here. Kudos to Kudo-san for his excellent work!


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03/03/2011

ドイル A Scandal in Bohemia 1

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I've recently recorded several new episodes from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories offer good materials for an exercise in dramatic reading. "A scandal in Bohemia" may not be among the most brilliant stories in the collection, but it should be fairly straightforward to listen to, and is definitely fun to perform. This episode is to be presented in three parts, on Thursdays.


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03/02/2011

コンラッド Heart of Darkness 2

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Why start with segment 2 instead of 1? Let me explain.

Heart of Darkness is a relatively short novel, but by no means easy for the uninitiated. The opening is especially tough for casual listeners because of its tight economy of words. Like paintings by Turner or Monet, vague outlines -- or impressions -- of things are discernible, but the details are only alluded to and therefore remain veiled. If you listen to the opening later, preferably after listening to the entire story, the meaning will become much clearer. For this reason, I decided to skip the first segment altogether and jump to the section where the protagonist Marlowe begins his narrative. Suffice to say Marlowe and his three listeners are sitting quietly on the deck of a boat that is moored in the Thames at dusk. He is about to give a long yet rewarding monologue. To be presented on Tuesdays in 20 installments, with the opening segment moved to the very end.


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