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 reprises her role as Marilla Cuthbert in L.M. Montgomery’s classic Anne of Avonlea, produced as a full-cast dramatic reading with The Online Stage. The first installment, Anne of Green Gables, is also available at Audible, and has received multiple five-star reviews.
Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), this book was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1909. Sixteen-year-old Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school.
The book soon introduces Anne’s new and problematic neighbor, Mr. Harrison, and his foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the twins, Davy and Dora. Other characters introduced are some of Anne’s new pupils and Miss Lavendar Lewis, a sweet but lonely lady. This book sees Anne maturing slightly, even though she still cannot avoid getting into a number of her familiar scrapes, as only Anne can – some of which include selling her neighbor’s cow (having mistaken it for her own), or getting stuck in a broken duck house roof while peeping into a pantry window.
Happy holidays, everyone! Here are some seasonally-inspired audio recordings for your listening pleasure:
Elizabeth is proud to announce the release of The Online Stage production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the role of Mina Harker, and also served as producer and editor for this production. The book is a dramatic reading and is performed by a full cast; you can hear Ben Lindsey-Clark as Dr. Seward and Ben Stevens as Van Helsing in the Audible sample.
Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel is the most famous vampire tale ever told. British solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself imprisoned in a castle in Transylvania and begins to believe his host, Count Dracula, is not entirely human. As his horror mounts, he suspects that Dracula plans to invade and conquer England, one victim at a time.
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.
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 a proud member of The Online Stage, a group of actors and narrators that produces dramatic audiobooks: both recordings of classic plays, and dramatic readings of novels. They regularly release projects with a charitable focus, in which all profits are donated to a registered charity. Their latest charity project is Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, now available at Audible. Although Audible unfortunately did not include the information on the book’s page, all profits from the sales of this audiobook will be donated to Action Against Hunger. This is a sequel to the previous charity project, Alice in Wonderland; all proceeds from sales of this audiobook are donated to Charity Water.
Both of these audiobooks feature narrator Noel Badrian alongside a wonderful ensemble cast (including Elizabeth) reading Lewis Carroll’s wild and wacky characters. They make for delightful listening, and help support excellent charities; a win-win!
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of the first audiobook in a collection of plays by Oscar Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan, now available at Audible. Forthcoming plays will be The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance, to be released this fall and in early 2017. Elizabeth reads the role of Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windermere’s Fan, alongside a superlative cast.
Passion and intrigue among the upper classes form the basis of Lady Windermere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde’s first successful play, which displays his trademark wit and wisdom. Beautiful and innocent Lady Windermere finds out that her husband has been keeping company with the scandalous and mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. Her discovery unleashes a host of tensions at her 21st birthday party, where London’s elite have gathered to gossip.
Poetry fans, take note: all four volumes of Modern Classic Verse, narrated by Elizabeth in collaboration with Denis Daly, are now available at Audible. The collection comprises Volume 1 – End of a Century, Volume 2 – A World at War, Volume 3 – The Young Lions, and Volume 4 – Georgian Poetry, 1920-1922. These anthologies include selections by some of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ greatest poets, including T.S. Eliot (featuring his classic The Waste Land, read as a duet), Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, DH Lawrence, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Wilfrid Owen, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.