christmascarol_0511Happy holidays, everyone! Here are some seasonally-inspired audio recordings for your listening pleasure:

Audible recordings

Free recordings

brontesisters 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.

twelfthnight 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!

goblinmarket

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!

modernclassicverse 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 WarVolume 3 – The Young Lions, and Volume 4 – Georgian Poetry, 1920-1922These 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.