Dramatic Readings

Piano and Song

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Friedrich Wieck


This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction…

Rinkitink in Oz (version 2)

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L. Frank Baum


Prince Inga lives a happy life on the island of Pingaree until one day invaders from the north enslave every person on the island, including…

The Merchant of Venice (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Perhaps the most controversial of Shakespeare's comedies, The Merchant of Venice tells the tale of a man, Bassanio, who has a crazy plan to …

An Old-Fashioned Girl (Version 3 Dramatic Reading)

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Louisa May Alcott


When country girl Polly Milton comes to visit her friend Fanny Shaw, city life isn’t all she had hoped it would be. Thrown in the middle of …

The Trial of Oscar Wilde (Dramatic Reading)

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Anonymous


In 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labor. This account of his two trials was compiled fro…

Peer Gynt

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Henrik Ibsen


Peer is a dreamer, liar, excellent storyteller and an irresponsible person who avoids all problems. He uses and discards women and looks tow…

Six Characters in Search of an Author

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Luigi Pirandello


Six Characters in Search of an Author (Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore) is the most famous and celebrated play by the Italian writer Luigi …

The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)

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John Kendrick Bangs


"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-clas…

The Paying Guest (version 2 dramatic reading)

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George Gissing


Clarence and Emmeline Mumford are in for a real treat when they take in the young, outspoken Miss Louise Derrick as their guest. Shedding a …

The Maid of Maiden Lane (dramatic reading)

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Amelia E. Barr


The Maid of Maiden lane is a wonderful love story in which Mrs. Barr intertwines the hot political and social issues that were occurring in …

The Perils of Pauline (dramatic reading)

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Charles Goddard


The Perils of Pauline is one of the first damsel in distress serials. The story is complete with undaunted hero, courageous damsel, unscrupu…

The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Dramatic Reading)

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Thornton W. Burgess


Author and editor of numerous children's books, Thornton W. Burgess was also a noted conservationist. In writing for youngsters he combined …

The Carved Cupboard (Dramatic Reading)

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Amy Le Feuvre


Agatha, Gwen, Clare and Elfie have always been told that they will inherit their aunt's house. But when their aunt dies, she leaves it all t…

Rose O' The River

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Kate Douglas Wiggin


Rose Wiley is a pretty country girl. She's engaged to Stephen Waterman, a country boy. She is quite content, until Claude Merril, a man from…

1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors

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Mark Twain


Please note: this recording contains strong language. "1601," wrote Mark Twain, "is a supposititious conversation which take…

The Royal Book of Oz (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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Ruth Plumly Thompson


When the professor decides to outline the ancestry of the eminent people of Oz, Scarecrow feels left out. He doesn't have a family tree - un…

Granny's Wonderful Chair (Dramatic Reading)

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Frances Browne


Her most famous work, Granny's Wonderful Chair, was published in 1856 and it is still in print to this day. It is a richly imaginative book …

Just So Stories (version 6 Dramatic Reading)

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Rudyard Kipling


The Just So Stories generally have the theme of a particular animal being altered from an original form to its current form by the acts of h…

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