Persuasion

Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen’s earlier novels, such as…

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…

A Radio Play Collection

A Collection of Radio Plays by Mike Murphy Presented by The Online Stage Six quirky radio dramas brought to you by members of The Online Stage. Featuring the voices of Amanda Friday, Brett Downey, Susan Iannucci, Alan Weyman, Leanne Yau, Beth Thomas, Lucy Perry, Ed Humpal, Charlotte Duckett, John Burlinson, Eileen Tipping, Denis Daly, Nancy…

The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit Presented by the Online Stage Narrated by Cate Barratt This is final installment in Edith Nesbit’s classic trilogy of time-traveling adventures by four enterprising children. The other volumes are Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet, both of which have also been recorded by…

The Seagull

The Seagull is Anton Chekhov’s first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef. Cast: Mme. Arcadina, an actress: Elizabeth Klett Constantine Treplef, her…

Little Women

First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children’s book,…

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…

Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll’s delightful sequel to Alice in Wonderland finds seven-year-old Alice off on another exciting adventure into Looking-Glass World. On her journey, she meets life-size chess pieces, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, and a host of fairy-tale creatures. Performed by a splendid cast, this Online Stage production will charm listeners of all ages. Narration by…

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Julius West, presented by The Online Stage. The Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s 1901 play about the Prosorov family, who are stuck in a provincial Russian town. The sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – fantasize about one day returning to Moscow. Meanwhile, their brother Andrey courts…

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit, presented by the Online Stage, narrated by Cate Barratt. In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous, and all…