The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)

John Kendrick Bangs (1862 - 1922)

"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-class Home for Single Gentlemen, that he put what the School-master termed his "alleged mind" on plans for the amelioration of the condition of the civilized." This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian man already being well tended to by missionaries and other do-gooders. (Introduction by peac)

Narrator: peac
The Idiot: Algy Pug
Mrs. Smithers Pedagog: TriciaG
Mr. Pedagog (aka The Schoolmaster): Adam Bratcher
The Doctor: Raken
Bibliomaniac: Availle
Mr. Poet:Matthew Reece
Mr. Whitechoker: Aidan Brack
The Genial Old Gentleman who sometimes imbibed: om123

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae Group 00:00:59
Play 02 Chapter I: The Culinary Guild 00:12:15
Play 03 Chapter II: A Suggestion for the Cable-cars 00:13:08
Play 04 Chapter III: The Transatlantic Trolley Company 00:13:41
Play 05 Chapter IV: The Incorporation of the Idiot 00:14:14
Play 06 Chapter V: University Extension 00:12:41
Play 07 Chapter VI: Social Expansion 00:14:27
Play 08 Chapter VII: A Beggar's Hand-book 00:14:04
Play 09 Chapter VIII: Progressive Waffles 00:12:18
Play 10 Chapter IX: A Clearing-house for Poets 00:12:43
Play 11 Chapter X: Some Electrical Suggestions 00:13:29
Play 12 Chapter XI: Concerning Children 00:11:40
Play 13 Chapter XII: Dreamaline 00:12:15