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Ray Bradbury, 91, leaves a rich theatrical legacy too
Ray Bradbury, 91, leaves a rich theatrical legacy too

Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday at 91, will be remembered foremost as a science-fiction novelist and short-story writer whose works "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles" have transcended the genre to become literary classics. But Bradbury was also an enthusiastic playwright, making significant detours to the stage and bringing his futuristic sensibility to live audiences. In Southern California, where he lived for most of his life, Bradbury was an active and familiar presence in the theater scene, adapting some of his popular fiction for the local stage while also penning original theatrical creations. Bradbury had a five-year relationship with the Fremont...

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