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Jane Austen

The Online Stage is planning to record dramatic presentations of of the complete works of Jane Austen, including her unfinished novels, Sandtiton and The Watsons.


Pride and Prejudice is currently being recorded, and a production of Emma will start in the near future.



Lady Susan

Lady Susan is an epistolary novel about a beautiful and manipulative widow scheming to arrange wealthy marriages for herself and her daughter.

‚ÄčThis book is the basis for the film Love & Friendship, written and directed by Whit Stillman, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

Cast

Lady Susan Vernon and the Narrator - Elizabeth Klett
Catherine Vernon - Beth Thomas
Mr de Courcy - Ben Lindsey-Clark
Alicia Johnson - Amanda Friday
Sir Reginald de Courcy - Denis Daly
Frederica Vernon - Becca Maggie
Lady de Courcy - Carol Box 


Link to audio:  Lady Susan


 Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennet sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. 

Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Jane Austen at the height of her powers, complete with ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense. 

In this production The Online Stage presents a fully dramatized version of Austen's most enduringly popular novel.


Narration by Libby Stephenson




Cast

Elizabeth Bennet -  Elizabeth Chambers
Fitzwilliam Darcy  -  Ben Lindsey-Clark
Mrs Bennet  -  Linda Barrans
Mr Bennet  -  Andrew Coleman
Jane Bennet  -  Amanda Friday
Lydia Bennet  -  Leanne Yau
Kitty Bennet  and Master Lucas  -  Charlotte Duckett
Charles Bingley  and Mr Denny  -  Andy Harrington
Charlotte Lucas  -  Rebecca Thomas
Mary Bennet  and Miss Long  -  Becca Maggie
Caroline Bingley  and Maria Lucas  -  Tiffany Halla Colonna
Sir William  and butler  -  Peter Tucker
Louisa Hurst, Mrs Gardiner  and Mrs Hill  -  Elizabeth Klett
Mr Gardiner  and Mr Hurst  -  David Prickett
Mr Collins  -  Phil Benson
Mr Wickham  and Col. Fitzwilliam  -  Chris Marcellus
Lady Catherine, Mrs Phillips  and Mrs Reynolds  -  Erin Louttit
 

Audio edited by Libby Stephenson and Elizabeth Klett.


Link to audio:

Pride and Prejudice


 Emma

Emma was the last completed novel by Jane Austen.  It tells the story of a spirited and opinionated young woman who lives with her widowed father and who has an unfortunate penchant for interfering in the love life of those around her.  As others in her small circle gradually find partners, the question which is at the centre of all Jane Austen novels remains to be answered: how will Emma find a husband for herself?


Cast
Narrator - Libby Stephenson
Emma Woodhouse -  Amanda Friday
Henry Woodhouse  - Alan Weyman
George Knightley  - Jeff Moon
Harriet Smith  - Arielle Lipshaw
Anne Weston  - P.J. Morgan
Philip Elton  - Russell Gold
John Knightley  - Richard Andrews
Isabella Knightley/Jane Fairfax  - Becca Maggie
Mr Weston  - David Prickett
Mrs Ford/Mrs Bates  - Linda Barrans
Miss Bates  - K.G.Cross
Frank Churchill  - Andy Harrington
Mrs Cole/Augusta Elton  - Leanne Yau

Audio edited by Libby Stephenson


Link to audio:

Emma

 Persuasion

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, and settles down with her long time beloved, the noble Captain Frederick Wentworth. 


Cast:
Narrator: Linda Barrans
Anne Elliot: PJ Morgan
Frederick Wentworth: David Prickett
Sir Walter Elliot/Waiter: Andrew Coleman
Lady Russell/Lady Dalrymple: Cate Barratt
*Mr Shepherd/Mr Musgrove: Denis Daly
Mrs Clay/Mrs Smith: Elizabeth Chambers
Mary Musgrove: Libby Stephenson
Elizabeth Elliot/Henrietta Musgrove: Amanda Friday
Mrs Musgrove/2nd Lady: Michele Eaton
Mrs Croft/3rd Lady: Elizabeth Klett
Charles Musgrove: Ben Stevens
Admiral Croft: Craig Franklin
Captain Harville: Andy Harrington
Mr Hayter/William Elliot: Russell Gold

Audio edited by Libby Stephenson


Link to audio:

Persuasion



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