PREVIEW FOR THE RAVEN HOURS: A NIGHT OF EDGAR ALLAN POE - PLAY
Edgar Allan Poe(1809-1849) was an American poet and author, a master of madness, horror, mystery and macabre. He is often noted as the father of modern 'detective fiction'. His writing is dark, and melancholic. There is menace and death in every step, no matter how cautious one is. Poe's writing is fatalistic and reflects the helplessness of humans, slowly falling into doom.
Raven Hours is a tribute to Poe's wonderful literature and his literary world. We have chosen three of Poe's literary masterpieces- 'The Masque of Red Death, 'The Raven' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and adapted them to the stage. Actually, we adapted the second and the third one and Mr. Alex Broun had already adapted the first one, saving us some work. These are stories of horrifying madmen, all of them. Each one of them, trying to avoid their own doom. And finally found to be helpless creatures in the hands of fate.