Baum Frank. The Wizard of Oz

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Автор: Baum Frank
Год выпуска: 2012
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Total running time: 2 hours 03 mins.

Somewhere over the rainbow.
A terrible cyclone carries Dorothy together with her house and her dog Toto from Kansas to the land ot the Munchkins, a land of no return. Only the Wizard of Oz can help her go home — but he resides in the far-off Emerald City. Dorothy would be lost without her friends: the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. Together they have to encounter many dangerous adventures until they finally reach the destination of their journey.
Listen to this enchanting radio play of Baum’s classic and you’ll soon be an Oz-addict.
with Barbara Barnes as Dorothy, Philip Franks as The Scarecrow, Patrick Barlow as Tin Man.

Although numerous political references to the «Wizard» appeared early in the 20th century, it was in a scholarly article in 1964 (Littlefield 1964) that there appeared the first full-fledged interpretation of the novel as an extended political allegory of the politics and characters of the 1890s. Special attention was paid to the Populist metaphors and debates over silver and gold. As a staunch Republican and avid supporter of Women’s Suffrage, Baum personally did not support the political ideals of either the Populist movement of 1890-92 or the Bryanite-silver crusade of 1896-1900. He published a poem in support of William McKinley.

Since 1964 many scholars, economists and historians have expanded on Littlefield’s interpretation, pointing to multiple similarities between the characters (especially as depicted in Denslow’s illustrations) and stock figures from editorial cartoons of the period. Littlefield himself wrote the New York Times letters to the editor section spelling out that his theory had no basis in fact, but was developed simply as a tool to help bored summer school students remember their history lesson.

Baum’s newspaper had addressed politics in the 1890s, and Denslow was an editorial cartoonist as well as an illustrator of children’s books. A series of political references are included in the 1902 stage version, such as references by name to the President and a powerful senator, and to John D. Rockefeller for providing the oil needed by the Tin Woodman. Scholars have found few political references in Baum’s Oz books after 1902.