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january, 2023

Alan Sklar Reads Saki (H.H. Munro)

15jan2:00 pm3:15 pmAlan Sklar Reads Saki (H.H. Munro)Ridgefield Library

Event Details

Inimitable voice actor Alan Sklar returns to the Ridgefield Library on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 pm to read a selection of Saki’s delightful tales.

Saki’s (Hector H. Munro) dazzling tales manage the remarkable feat of being anarchic and urbane at the same time. Studded with Wildean epigrams and featuring well-contrived plots and surprise endings, his stories gleefully skewer the pompous hypocrisies of upper class Edwardian society. But they go beyond mere satire, raising dark humor to extremes of entertaining outrageousness that have rarely since been matched. Saki’s elegantly mischievous young heroes sow chaos in their wake and are occasionally joined by werewolves, tigers, eavesdropping house pets, and casually murderous children.

Some of Saki’s famous stories are “Tobermory,” “The Open Window,” “Sredni Vashtar,” “Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger,” “The Schartz-Metterklume Method,” and many more.

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Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Location

Ridgefield Library

472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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