Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day. Perhaps the most famous of these are the three which are now known…

The Happy Prince & Other Tales

This beautiful collection contains five fairy tales by the celebrated British writer Oscar Wilde: “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, “The Selfish Giant”, “The Devoted Friend”, and “The Remarkable Rocket.” These timeless tales are performed by a full cast, and will delight listeners of all ages with their whimsical characters, moving situations, and…

Emma

Emma By Jane Austen Presented by The Online Stage Emma was the last completed novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of a spirited and opinionated young woman who lives with her widowed father and who has an unfortunate penchant for interfering in the love life of those around her. As others in her…

Twelve Stories of Christmas

Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales. Contents “The Christmas Dream of Little Charles” by J. S. Redfield “A Christmas Inspiration” by L. M. Montgomery The Christmas Present” by Richmal Crompton A Country Christmas” by Louisa May Alcott The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry A Christmas…

Hamlet

The Online Stage presents Shakespeare’s most famous and most quoted play, a revenge drama which explores the inevitable conflict between conscience and justice, between morality and obligation. The tragedy arises, not from an obvious weakness in the character of Hamlet, but rather from his inability to deal with an apparently insoluble moral dilemma. The role…

Four Plays

This collection contains Oscar Wilde’s four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere’s Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde’s trademark wit and wisdom. Presented by The…

King John

The Life and Death of King John was probably written in the 1590s but not published until the First Folio in 1623. Of Shakespeare’s 11 history plays, King John is the one which deals with the story of a monarch most removed from Shakespeare’s time. The historical remoteness of this ruler, and also the fact…

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

When Lord Arthur learns of his awful destiny, how will he deal with the consequences? As this is Wilde, it’s not what you might expect. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

The Reluctant Dragon

When a dragon turns up in the English countryside, can the boy who befriends him help him avoid the threatened showdown with Saint George? Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

Mr Kershaw and Mr Wilcox

A strange happening when a business arrangement goes awry. From In Ghostly Company, published 1921. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.