The sultan faced a dilemma. He dared not fall in love again, yet he hated to be alone. His solution: take a new bride each night—and execute her at dawn! Into the fray runs Shahrazad, heroine of The Arabian Nights. Her gift for spinning tales faces the ultimate test as she must enchant the sultan to save lives, including her own.This retelling of the classic tale brings Shahrazads legend to modern readers and illuminates the dazzling orchestral showpiece it inspired. Ideally suited to oral storytelling, this new expended edition offers thetale in versions for one storyteller and for four readers.Included in the same volume: Five Vignettes, a series of scenes that trace a journey from Floridas Space Coast in the heyday of Apollo to the Taiwan Sunflower student rallies of 2014.__‘An engrossing retelling of this familiar backstory of ‘The Arabian Nights’, entirely suitable as preparation for listening to Rimsky-Korsakov’s celebrated orchestral tone-poem ‘Scheherazade’ (an alternative spelling of the protagonist’s name).’– David Daniels, author of ‘Orchestral Music‘Watch for an adaptation of this story, 1001 Nights: The Radio Play, to be broadcast soon by ICRT.