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Fireside Theater Presents "Surrounded By Beauty"


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The story opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Paul, a boy from a middle-class family, is dismissed from high school because of his impertinent attitude and bearing. Paul sees his case as special. In asserting his superiority, Paul seeks to live in the world of the arts. He loves the theater, the opera, and music, even though he is not particularly artistic. The world of art and its external trappings--luxury hotels, midnight champagne, the finest clothes--represent Paul’s inarticulate aspirations, his desire to escape from his environment. When Paul steals money from his trusting employer he flees to New York for a eight days of luxurious living. By so doing, he both puts into action his own aspirations and sows the seeds of his own destruction. Your host, Binary Mouse, introduces Your Virtual World's Campfire Tales Series in the hosted version. You can also view this video below in our special Virtual World TV mode.

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Free Fireside Theater stories are tiny tales usually less than ten minutes long and told by Your Virtual World's animated story tellers. These videos celebrate the ancient worldwide tradition of oral storytelling performed at a time when no batteries were required.  They are published and freely available for viewing without cost to the worldwide audience of story listeners.  Unlike the Campfire Tale Series of stories, they cannot be personalized or serve as reading exercises for early readers.  They are presented back to the world that birthed them in order to share in and preserve the long cultural history enshrined in stories that mankind has collectively created and nourished over many generations on earth.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 May, 2012.



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