If you’re itching to let your sentimental dog loving side off its leash, this performance of classic and original poems and stories will help you scratch. In this wide-ranging mix, the classic and contemporary writers - Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, even William Shakespeare are summoned to pay homage to the centuries honored companions of mankind. Walking with them are Greyfriar’s Bobby and more modern stories of roving Beagles, an ambitious Hollywood Terrier, and the rhyming tale of dogs who left something behind, their 'behinds.' Shakespeare’s dog references are from A Midsummer Night's Dream. W. Summerville’s The Bloodhound is a spirited depiction as expressed in the 1600s. The Prelude by William Wordsworth is a caring, thoughtful nod to a poet’s companion, "an attendant and a friend." Close to our own backyard, Rabbit Rescue is a story of a retriever, who discovers a neighbor’s floppy eared pet. And there is a collection of quotes from famous humans who let dogs into their hearts, from Charles Schultz to Sigmund Freud. In the more than 24 individual cuts, the performances of our cast of readers and story tellers are enhanced by music scores, each one reflecting the emotion or whimsy with eloquence and humor.More
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