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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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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