It's Aesop's Fables - told by Aesop himself, in the
highly entertaining production in the classic CRT style!
Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air presents J.T. Turner
as Aesop in A VISIT WITH AESOP. Highly
entertaining and funny, this will surely be enjoyed by
both children and adults. Based on his stage play,
J.T. Turner weaves these tales in such a way that you
will feel you are hearing them for the first time.
The Boy who cried Wolf, The Mouse and the Lion, The
Grasshopper and the Ant - they're all here, and will
surely give you a smile and some laughs .... no matter
WHAT your age is! A VISIT WITH AESOP is a new gem
that your family is sure to enjoy.
A poor woman lives far from London in a cottage with her
"indolent, careless, and extravagant" son,
Jack. The two have little money and are forced to sell
their last possession, a cow. Jack leads the animal
along the road and meets an old man who trades some
magic beans for the cow. Jack’s mother is furious when
she discovers he has come home with no money, and tosses
the beans away. The next morning, Jack finds a beanstalk
has grown to the clouds and climbs it … finally
reaching a castle, high above the sky!
“Once upon a time in the middle of winter, when the
flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the sky,
a queen sat at a window sewing, and the frame of the
window was made of black ebony. And whilst she was
sewing and looking out of the window at the snow, she
pricked her finger with the needle, and three drops of
blood fell upon the snow. And the red looked pretty upon
the white snow, and she thought to herself, "Would
that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood,
and as black as the wood of the window-frame." Soon
after that she had a little daughter, who was as white
as snow, and as red as blood, and her hair was as black
as ebony; and she was therefore called Little
Snow-white. And when the child was born, the Queen died.
A year later, the King remarried a haughty and vain
woman and that’s when Snow White’s troubles began.