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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 2 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: 26:32

Rated AD-G for general audiences
Contains robbers who kill secondary characters, threaten murder of the primary characters, and mysterious aging, which we’re pretty sure is symbolic in a Joseph Campbell kind of way.

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

As referenced in part one of “The Snow Queen,” Han Christian Andersen’s version is very different from Disney’s “Frozen,” which is in part why we love bringing you the original versions (or very close to the original).

Here you’ll hear a whole host of interesting characters and situations that give the fairy tale its own distinct flavor, even as you get many familiar themes.

— Bjorn Munson

Glossary

Bengal Lights: A type of firework candle historically used for signaling flares and illumination.

Muff: a handwarmer, usually made of fur.

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

Stockfish: a type of dried fish.

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

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