Through the Looking Glass

From “once upon a time” to before time began, enjoy an anthology of dramatic readings and other adaptations based on folklore and classic fairy tales from around the world.

“The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen (Part 1 of 2)

The Snow QueenA Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and the basis for the film “Frozen.”

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Rated AD-G (Audio Drama “G”)Length: 27:25

Rated AD-G for general audiences
Contains a hobgoblin who’s into Olympic-level mischief, mirror shards, roses, good witches, and very chatty crows.

Cast (in order of speaking)

Announcer: Kim Davenport
Narrator:
Marsha Rehns

Crew

Recorded at WERA-LP 96.7 FM Radio Arlington
Supplemental recording at Tulgey Wood Studios in Deepest Springfield
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde
Sound effects editing, mastering and final mixing by William R. Coughlan
Postproduction services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Additional Notes

We offered our company members the opportunity to read one of their favorite folk takes and Marsha Rehns, whom many of you may recall is the narrator in Quorum, was the first to come back with a suggestion: “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen.

Many of you may know that Disney’s “Frozen” is based on this fairy tale, but I think you’ll find this worth a listen, not only from the verve Marsha brings in the telling, but because the story is so very different. One thread that remains, however, is the connection and love between the two siblings.

— Bjorn Munson

Glossary

Sledge: Any of several types of sled that can be used to transport a person or goods (Scandinavians are often utilitarian)

Window Leads: parts of a window used to hold panes of glass together actually made of lead.

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