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"The Masque Of The Red Death"

by Edgar Allen Poe

Adapted for radio by D. Chapelle

Play Synopsis 

The story takes place at the abbey-turned-castle of wealthy Prince Prospero. Prospero has invited 1,000 other nobles to join him in this fortress to escape the Red Death, a terrible plague with horrible symptoms that has destroyed thousands of lives. Prospero and his companions, while indifferent to the sufferings of others, intend to await the end of the plague in luxury and safety behind the walls of their secure refuge, having welded the doors shut.

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