Elizabeth is recording a new audiobook of one of her favorite classic novels: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. The book will be available to listeners for free right here. Starting today (April 15, 2020), Elizabeth will post a chapter a day until the book is finished. We hope you’ll listen along, and that you find Anne’s story of hope, love, and imagination a balm for these troubled times.
Elizabeth produced the Online Stage full-cast production of E.M. Forster’s Howards End, which is now available at Audible. She also narrates the novel, alongisde an excellent cast, including Amanda Friday as Helen Schlegel, Arielle Lipshaw as Margaret Schlegel, and Steve Gough as Henry Wilcox.
“Only connect!” E. M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel follows the lives and loves of the Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, as they attempt to make connections with members of two very different families: the conservative, wealthy Wilcoxes, and the working-class Basts.
Elizabeth performs the role of Christine Linde in The Online Stage production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama A Doll’s House, now available at Audible!
A Doll’s House, published in 1879, was the earliest of Ibsen’s “social dramas”, and the first of his works to attract attention outside of Scandinavia. The central theme of the play is a woman’s right to individual self-development, and represents, as humourist Stephen Leacock observed of many Ibsen plays, “a profound problem stated but not solved”.
The latest dramatic reading produced by The Online Stage is Anne Bronte’s enthralling novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the flirtatious Annabella Wilmot in this full-cast dramatization, featuring Ben Lindsey-Clark, Amanda Friday, and Craig Franklin in the leading roles.
A young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall with her son, Arthur. Clouded in mystery, Helen Graham soon becomes the object of much scandalous gossip. Refusing to believe any of it, Gilbert Markham eventually discovers her dark past.
Elizabeth performs the role of Marilla Cuthbert in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables, which has been released by The Online Stage and is available at Audible. Narrated by Susan Iannucci, and performed by a full cast, this is the first in a series. The next book, Anne of Avonlea, is currently in production – with Elizabeth as Marilla – and will be released later this year.
The always delightful and entertaining classic Anne of Green Gables is performed by actors from The Online Stage! Written in 1908, for all ages, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley is an 11-year-old orphan adopted by a middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They had wanted to adopt a boy to help with their farm on Prince Edward Island in the fictional town of Avonlea. Matthew persuades Marilla to give Anne a chance. Anne is a handful, and they fall in love with her.
Elizabeth’s latest release is The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems, produced by Voices of Today and released by Spoken Realms. Elizabeth reads Charlotte Bronte’s poems, while Amanda Friday performs Anne Bronte and Eva Davis is Emily Bronte. You can listen to a sample of this recording at Audible.
While the novels of the Bronte sisters are much beloved, their beautiful works of poetry often go unnoticed. This collection contains all their poetical works, pieced together by Charlotte, who provides illuminating commentary on her dear sisters’ words.
The collection was first published under the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
The latest release from The Online Stage is now available at Audible: E.M. Forster’s classic novel A Room With a View, narrated by Elizabeth and performed by a full cast! Elizabeth also served as editor and producer of this audiobook, and will be producing and narrating Forster’s Howards End later this year as well.
“If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her.”
Lucy Honeychurch is a young English girl abroad in Italy for the first time and is ready to experience all the beauty, art, and romance it has to offer. She is hampered by the oppressive attentions of her chaperone, her prim cousin Charlotte, as well as the presence of a substantial British expatriate and tourist community in Florence.
Yet when she meets the free-thinking Emersons and finds herself attracted to young George Emerson, she must decide whether the life that she has laid out for herself – including marriage to priggish Cecil Vyse – is what she really wants.
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, produced by Voices of Today, and now available at Audible! This is a completely unique all-female production, with Linda Barrans as Dr. Watson, Cate Barratt as Sherlock Holmes, Grace Keller Scotch as all the female characters, and Elizabeth as all of the remaining male characters, from Inspector Lestrade to Grimsby Roylott, to the King of Bohemia. There are twelve classic stories in this wonderful collection, including “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (Elizabeth’s personal favorite).
Elizabeth is excited to announce the latest release from The Online Stage: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, now available at Audible. Elizabeth performs the role of Lyubov Andreyevna in this classic drama, a formerly wealthy landowner trying to come to terms with her tragic past. This is the first in a series of Chekhov plays to be produced by The Online Stage, and will be followed by Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Seagull.
The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov’s final play, first performed in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre and directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. It takes place on the Ranevsky family’s country estate, which boasts a large cherry orchard that is in bloom as the play opens. The family is gathering at the estate for a reunion but also to decide how to handle their debts, which have reached a crisis point. The impractical Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, hope for a miracle to pay their mortgage while the successful merchant Lopakhin advises them to cut down the orchard and sell the land. The destinies of the family members mirror the fate of Russia itself as it transitions away from a landed aristocracy toward an uncertain future.
Elizabeth’s narration of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, produced by Essential Audiobooks, is now available at Audible. In this new recording of Austen’s 1816 classic, Elizabeth voices such timeless characters as vain Sir Walter Eliot, snobbish Elizabeth Eliot, hypochondriac Mary Musgrove, dashing Captain Wentworth, and conflicted heroine Anne Eliot. Essential Audiobooks is a new company, launched last year, which produces unabridged versions of classic books, freshly reimagined. Elizabeth’s new audiobook of Austen’s Northanger Abbey will be released by Essential in a few months.