Best public-domain short stories for public performance/reading?
January 29, 2014 6:53 AM Subscribe
What are the best short stories, in the public domain or otherwise up for grabs, for public performance?
posted by jbickers to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm starting a series of public readings of great short stories. This will likely also be recorded and distributed via podcast, so I'm thinking I need to limit my search to things in the public domain.
Gutenberg is a rabbit-hole of available content, so I'm looking for personal suggestions of really great short stories that lend themselves to being read aloud. Looking for as much variety of style and genre as possible. What stories would you love to hear read to you, if you were out at a pub on "story night"?
Tangential question: I know that there are many stories that are not in the public domain but are licensed under creative commons. For instance, Kelly Link's collection "Stranger Things Happen
." Does the fact that it's licensed that way mean that it would be okay to perform/podcast? I don't fully understand CC, so any help you can give me there would be appreciated. Are there other CC-released short stories that would be doable in this format?