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    • Four Short Plays

    • By: August Strindberg
    • Narrated by: Leanne Yau, Charlotte Duckett, Michele Eaton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Although he achieved notable success as a novelist, poet, essayist, and painter, August Strindberg is best known today as one of the first and most significant masters of naturalist theatre. Among his many dramatic works are a number of one-act plays, four of which are presented in this recording. All of the plays feature a persistent theme in Strindberg's works: the inevitable disillusion that results from intense involvement in relationships, whether they be familial, romantic or circumstantial.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Circle

    • By: William Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly, Joseph Tabler, John Burlinson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    After many years living abroad with her longtime lover, Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney visits her former marital home, now occupied by her son, Arnold, and his wife, Elizabeth. Also present is her estranged husband, Clive, who lives in a cottage on the estate. Elizabeth has become dissatisfied with the life she leads with her wealthy husband, who is very occupied with his political career, and she encourages the advances of a dashing but impecunious suitor, Teddy Luton.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, David Prickett, Erin Louttit, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24-hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect performance of a very interesting play.

    • By Elaine on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Penelope

    • By: William Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this elegant comedy of manners, Penelope O'Farrell discovers that her husband has been having an affair with an attractive married woman. Instead of lapsing into despair, she decides to employ some cunning strategies to save her marriage.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, P. J. Morgan, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen's earlier novels, such as characters from the military, visits to Bath and calculating and cynical suitors. In the end, Anne Elliot successfully combats the destructive vanity of her father and the machinations of her villainous cousin William.

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The League of Youth

    • By: Henrik Ibsen, William Archer - translator
    • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, Brett Downey, John Burlinson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Often considered to be Ibsen's most popular play in his lifetime, The League of Youth caused fighting in the streets, with conservatives claiming it was an attack on their party and liberals claiming it was an attack on theirs! A thought-provoking comedy that's sure to feel shockingly familiar. Unusually for Ibsen, this play has a lot of humour and a more-or-less happy ending.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Five Plays

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    A collection of four of Chekhov's most popular dramas together with his unusual one-act comedy, The Boor, presented by members of The Online Stage.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Mrs. Dot

    • By: William Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Leanne Yau, Richard Andrews, P. J. Morgan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    A rich widow finds that the man she wishes to marry is already engaged. He has just suddenly become a peer and cannot, he thinks, break his promise.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Time Is Not Yet Ripe

    • By: Louis Esson
    • Narrated by: Peter Tucker, Elizabeth Chambers, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louis Esson is considered to be the first great Australian dramatist. The political comedy The Time is Not Yet Ripe was first produced in 1912 and is one of his best known works. Doris, daughter of the incumbent prime minister, Sir Joseph Quiverton, has news for her father - she has just become engaged. Much to Sir Joseph's dismay her fiancé is none other than an opposing candidate in the forthcoming general election - and a revolutionary socialist to boot. Is Sir Joseph in danger of losing both his reputation and his majority in parliament?

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Uncle Vanya

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Ron Altman, Elizabeth Klett, Elizabeth Chambers, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Uncle Vanya is Anton Chekhov's 1902 tragicomedy focusing on the romantic entanglements of the residents of a declining country estate. Vanya loves Helena, the unhappily married wife of aged professor Serebrakoff. Sonia loves Dr. Astroff, but he's more interested in Helena. Serebrakoff loves only himself and is idealized by Vanya's mother, who believes him to be a genius.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde's trademark wit and wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic voice performance!

    • By Kristina Hernandez on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

    • By: Stephen Leacock
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Jeff Moon, Ron Altman, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) may be considered the Canadian counterpart to Mark Twain. For many years he was professor of economics at Magill University and published a number of well-regarded texts on economics and political science. However, he is best known today for his many volumes of humorous fiction. During the 1920s he was one of the most widely read authors in the English-speaking world and was considered by Jack Benny and Groucho Marx to be one of the greatest comic writers of all time.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Nose

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Claud Field
    • Narrated by: Susan Iannucci, Ben Stevens, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gogol's phantasmagorical tale about a man whose nose decides to abscond and begin living a life of its own is one of the earliest and most celebrated examples of absurdist literature. Apart from its recondite humor, it is remarkable for Gogol's skill in characterization and his ability to paint a picture of contemporary life in Russia in a few verbal brushstrokes.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Boor

    • By: Anton Chekov, Hilmar Baukage - translator
    • Narrated by: Susan Iannucci, David Prickett, Denis Daly, and others
    • Length: 33 mins
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    The Boor (sometimes translated as The Bear) is an atypical romantic comedy by Anton Chekhov. A surly landowner visits a widow who is one of his debtors - with unexpected results.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov, George Calderon - translator
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Andy Harrington, Ron Altman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Seagull is Anton Chekhov's first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • A Protégée of the Mistress

    • By: Alexander Ostrovsky
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, David Prickett, Michele Eaton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The premier Russian dramatist before Chekov, Alexander Ostrovsky was one of the first masters of realistic theatre. A typical example of his approach to drama, A Protégée of the Mistress is almost cinematic in its presentation. The action is represented by a series of vivid snapshots, in which Ostrovsky quickly and subtly illustrates the foibles and weaknesses of each character, and shows how they are forced into a hostile dependence on each other.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Mantle

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Claud Field - translator
    • Narrated by: Susan Iannucci, Ben Stevens, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Mantle follows the life of a civil servant, Akaki Akakievitch who just loves his work! Born in St Petersburg, he is a copy writer, meaning he copies text from one place to another. In his spare time and after work hours, he also copies. When given more responsibility, he begs to return to...copying. One particular winter, he notices that, between home and office, he is cold, his mantle is threadbare, and he can no longer repair it himself. Our conflict begins here, as Akaki seeks a solution to his threadbare mantle.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Four One-Act Plays

    • By: Louis Esson
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, David Prickett, Peter Tucker, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louis Esson is considered to be the first great Australian dramatist. As with most of his work, these four plays depict life from the view of the common man and provide vivid presentations of life, both urban and rural, in Australia before the First World War.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The English & Australian Cookery Book

    • By: Edward Abbott An Australian Aristologist
    • Narrated by: Phil Benson, Elizabeth Chambers, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 19th century, when books were comparatively rare and expensive, encyclopedic compendiums about managing households became very popular. The most notable example in this genre is Isabella Beeton's Book of Household Management, first published in 1861. Three years later, Edward Abbott, who described himself as an “Australian Aristologist”, published The English and Australian Cookery Book, which has the subtitle Cookery for the many, as well as the for the ‘upper ten thousand’.  

    Regular price: $34.27

    • How Melvin Saved Christmas

    • By: Mike Murphy
    • Narrated by: John Burlinson, Joseph Tabler, Elizabeth Chambers, and others
    • Length: 39 mins
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    Santa's Christmas schedule has run into a major problem - all his reindeer, even the heroic Rudolph, are too ill to fly. However, a promising solution to Santa's dilemma is offered from an unlikely source - the eccentric elf Melvin.

    Regular price: $7.13