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 Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Twelfth Night, now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the role of the lovesick countess Olivia in this full-cast production, which includes a bizarre love triangle, a singing fool, the humiliation of a pompous steward, and plenty of gender-bending confusion.
Elizabeth has many other exciting projects in the works with The Online Stage, including playing Marmee in Little Women, various roles in Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, Arkadina in The Seagull, and Mina Harker in Dracula. All of these productions will be released on Audible this year and next year, so stay tuned for more information!
Only one more day until Christmas! Today’s free poem is a well-known classic: “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore, more commonly know as “The Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy it for free right here:
Elizabeth is counting down to Christmas Day with a series of free holiday poems, which you can stream right here over the next four days. First up is e.e. cummings’ “little tree,” a delightful and sweet poem:
Happy Halloween, everyone! Elizabeth hopes you’ve enjoyed her recordings of classic vampire stories this past month – and is featuring one more free audio recording in celebration of the holiday today. Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market is a creepy tale of supernatural temptation, desire, and sacrifice. Elizabeth made this recording for LibriVox as part of a longer collection of Rossetti’s poetry, which you can listen to here. You can stream Goblin Market for free right here. Enjoy!
Fall is on its way! (Well, maybe not here in Texas, but hopefully for the rest of the country it is…) For Free Audio Friday this week, Elizabeth has recorded John Keats’ classic poem “To Autumn,” an ode celebrating the upcoming season. You can listen here for free:
Text runs 2:18 and is in the public domain. Enjoy!
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.