It’s spooky season… and what better way to celebrate than with a classic ghost story? Elizabeth plays the Governess in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, a dramatic reading by The Online Stage, now available at Audible. Featuring Danielle Cohen, Amanda Friday, Miranda Hodges, Rob Goll, Josh Innerst, and Jeff Moon.
Henry James’ 1898 novella is one of the world’s greatest ghost stories. Told by an unnamed governess who accepts a position looking after two children at a remote English country manor, the story is famously ambiguous. The governess gradually comes to believe that the house – and the two seemingly angelic children, Miles and Flora – are haunted by the ghosts of her predecessor and her brutish lover. But are the ghosts actually real? Or is the governess slowly going mad?
Elizabeth’s latest release is a new production from The Online Stage: a full-cast dramatic reading of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway, now available at Audible. Elizabeth narrates alongside a stellar cast, including Lillian Rachel as Clarissa Dalloway, Rob Goll as Peter Walsh, Josh Innerst as Septimus Warren Smith, and Nancy Peterson as Rezia Warren Smith.
Woolf’s 1925 novel takes place over the course of a single June day in the lives of some very different Londoners: wealthy society hostess Clarissa Dalloway, who is preparing for a party; her old friend Peter Walsh, recently returned from India, whose proposal of marriage Clarissa rejected years ago; Septimus Warren Smith, a WWI veteran suffering from shell shock; and his Italian-born wife, Rezia, who is trying to care for him as best she can. Woolf’s beautiful prose captures the minds and souls of these vivid characters, who exist simultaneously in a fractured present and in their pasts, as well as the beating heart of a city and a nation still reeling from the cataclysm of the Great War.
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”.
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.
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.