‘A Dialogue in Fiesole’ by Alfred Austin

A colloquy between two lovers,  which concludes with the following lines: Give me your hand; and, if you will, keep mine Engraffed in yours, as slowly thus we skirt La Doccia’s dark declivity, and make Athwart Majano’s pathless pines a path To lead us onward haply where it may. Lo ! the Carrara mountains flush […]

‘Boris Gudonov’ by Aleksander Puskin

In January of 1598, Feodor (Fyodor) I, the heir to Ivan the Terrible, died at the age of 40 and with him ended the Rurik Dynasty in Russia.  Feodor’s death came seven years after his half-brother Dmitry of Uglich died at the age of nine under mysterious circumstances from a stab wound to the throat. […]

‘Endymion’ by John Keats

Endymion is the largest work by John Keats and was composed between April and November 1817.  It was published in April 1818,  and the initial critical reception was almost universally hostile. The plot is built around the ancient Greek legend of Endymion, the young shepherd whose beauty was such that the goddess of the Moon […]

‘The Proposal’ by Anton Chekhov

Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov has decided to propose to Natalya Stepanovna, the daughter of his neightbour, Chubukov.   He promptly receives the father’s blessing, but will he be able to gain the daughter’s consent? I read the stage directions. The Proposal by Anton Chekhov

The Online Stage has its own Archive page!

The Online Stage, of which I am a member, now has its own dedicated Archive page after reaching 50 productions on Archive.org! I’m part of 11 of said productions (view the list here), with more on Audible. We are a group of approximately 60 people who work together to create quality audiodramas and audiobooks. Here’s to […]