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  • Ghosts (Version 2)

    Ghosts (Version 2)

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Henrik Ibsen
    Duration: 02:34:07

    A Family-drama in three acts. Like many of Ibsen's better-known plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. (Summary by Kristingj) ... [ more ]

  • Five Little Plays

    Five Little Plays

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Alfred Sutro
    Duration: 02:28:56

    British dramatist Alfred Sutro's collection contains five one act plays: The Man in the Stalls, A Marriage Has Been Arranged…, The Man on the Kerb, The Open Door, and The Bracelet. The plays are performed by Amanda Friday, Libby Gohn, Elizabeth Klett, mb, Bob Neufeld, Caprisha Page, Bruce Pirie, and ... [ more ]

  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading)

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading)

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Hugh Lofting
    Duration: 02:28:39

    John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and gradually began to lose his patients. Finally the only patient who remains, the Cat's-Meat-Man, makes a suggestion - why doesn't he give up treating people and become ... [ more ]

  • The Duchess of Padua

    The Duchess of Padua

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Oscar Wilde
    Duration: 02:27:42

    Guido Ferranti, a young man, travels to Padua with his friend Ascanio after receiving a mysterious letter from a stranger, claiming to know the true secret of Guido's birth. His plan of revenge goes awry, however, when he falls in love with his enemy's beautiful wife, the Duchess of Padua. (Summary ... [ more ]

  • The Skin Game

    The Skin Game

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: John Galsworthy
    Duration: 02:27:42

    A small play in three acts. A kind of comic tragedy. The plot tells the story of the interaction between two very different families in rural England just after the end of the First World War. Squire Hillcrist lives in the manor house where his family has lived for generations. He has a daughter, Ji ... [ more ]

  • The Verge

    The Verge

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Susan Glaspell
    Duration: 02:24:04

    This play is Glaspell’s recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited. Because of the play’s non-realistic speech patterns and expressionistic elements, it was dismissed by most critics as being muddled and confusing. It has r ... [ more ]

  • The Master Builder

    The Master Builder

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Henrik Ibsen
    Duration: 02:23:40

    Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, first published in 1892, is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the death of his two sons) has risen to the top of his profession. He has succeeded partly through ruthless competition and exploitation and partly through a seemin ... [ more ]

  • She Stoops to Conquer

    She Stoops to Conquer

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Oliver Goldsmith
    Duration: 02:23:36

    In She Stoops to Conquer, or The Mistakes of a Night, a young lady pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Hilarious misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end. This play, one of the gr ... [ more ]

  • Law Against Lovers

    Law Against Lovers

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: William Davenant
    Duration: 02:19:24

    The Law Against Lovers was a dramatic adaptation of Shakespeare, arranged by Sir William Davenant and staged by the Duke's Company in 1662. It was the first of the many Shakespearean adaptations staged during the Restoration era. Davenant was not shy about changing the Bard's work; he based his text ... [ more ]

  • Shoemaker's Holiday

    Shoemaker's Holiday

    Genre: Literature,Audio Theatre,Dramatization,Classics
    Author: Thomas Dekker
    Duration: 02:18:35

    The Shoemaker's Holiday is an Elizabethan play written by Thomas Dekker. It was first performed in 1599 by the Admiral's Men. It falls into the sub-genre of city comedy (depicting ordinary London life). Aristocrat Rowland Lacy falls in love with middle class girl Rose Oateley, but Rose's father and ... [ more ]

  • Dream Play

    Dream Play

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: August Strindberg
    Duration: 02:18:30

    A Dream Play (Swedish: Ett drömspel) was written in 1901 by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg. It was first performed in Stockholm on 17 April 1907. It remains one of Strindberg's most admired and influential dramas, seen as an important precursor to both dramatic Expressionism and Surrealism ... [ more ]

  • Earth Spirit

    Earth Spirit

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Frank Wedekind
    Duration: 02:17:31

    Earth Spirit (1895) (Erdgeist) is a play by the German dramatist Frank Wedekind. It forms the first part of his pairing of 'Lulu' plays (the second is Pandora's Box [1904]), both of which depict a society riven by the demands of lust and greed. Together with Pandora's Box, Wedekind's play formed the ... [ more ]

  • Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts (Version 2 dramatic reading)

    Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts (Version 2 dramatic reading)

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Henry James
    Duration: 02:15:33

    Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James first appearing in Cornhill Magazine in June–July 1879, and in book form the following year. It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampe ... [ more ]

  • Pandora's Box

    Pandora's Box

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Frank Wedekind
    Duration: 02:15:12

    Pandora's Box (1904) (Die Büchse der Pandora) is a play by the German dramatist Frank Wedekind. It forms the second part of his pairing of 'Lulu' plays (the first is Earth Spirit [1895]), both of which depict a society riven by the demands of lust and greed. G. W. Pabst directed a silent film versio ... [ more ]

  • Tragedy of Mariam

    Tragedy of Mariam

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Elizabeth Cary
    Duration: 02:14:44

    The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) is the first original drama written in English by a woman. Elizabeth Cary drew on Jewish histories by Josephus to create a closet drama (written to be read, rather than performed live) about Mariam, the second wife of Herod the Great. At the beginning of the play, Mariam ... [ more ]

  • Awakening of Spring

    Awakening of Spring

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Frank Wedekind
    Duration: 02:13:00

    The Awakening of Spring is the German dramatist Frank Wedekind's first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. It is the source material for the contemporary rock musical Spring Awakening. The play criticises the sexually-oppressive culture of fin de siècle Germany and offers ... [ more ]

  • Hindle Wakes

    Hindle Wakes

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Stanley Houghton
    Duration: 02:12:55

    Alan Jeffcote, son of Nat Hawthorn, Hindle's richest factory owner, meets Fanny Hawthorn, daughter of Nat's 'slasher' and oldest friend, in Blackpool and the two go off for what they believe to be secret fling in Llandudno. But after the death of Fanny's friend, Mary, in a pleasure boat accident at ... [ more ]

  • Changeling


    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Thomas Middleton
    Duration: 02:12:39

    The Changeling is a sensational 1622 tragicomedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley that comprises two intertwining plots. The first involves Beatrice-Joanna, daughter of the governor of Alicante, and her unruly passion for Alsemero, despite the fact that she is engaged to Alonzo de Piracquo. Sh ... [ more ]

  • Jessica's First Prayer and Jessica's Mother

    Jessica's First Prayer and Jessica's Mother

    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Hesba Stretton
    Duration: 02:10:45

    Jessica is a little girl who used to be an actress till she grew too big. Now she lives on the streets, mostly starving until she meets Mr. Dan'el. Mr. Dan'el gives Jessica his cast-off crusts and warmed-over coffee. Jessica follows Mr. Dan'el to a building where a bunch of people sing and then list ... [ more ]

  • Seagull


    Genre: Audio Theatre,Dramatization
    Author: Anton Chekhov
    Duration: 02:07:53

    The Seagull (Russian: Чайка, Chayka) is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The play was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the ingenue Nina, ... [ more ]