The Age of Innocence (Dramatic Reading)

Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth. Not to be overlooked is Wharton's attention to detailing the charms and customs of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize — the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she lived in that world, and saw it change dramatically by the end of World War I. The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society, when compared to its inward machinations. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast list:
Newland Archer: Winston Tharp
Lawrence Lefferts: Ernst Pattynama
and: Algy Pug
Christine Nillson : Elizabeth Klett
and: Jenn Broda
Sillerton Jackson: Bill Mosley
Young Man/Thorley/Waiter/Mr. Merry: John Trevithick
Mrs. Manson Mingott: Elizabeth Klett
May Welland: CaprishaPage
Mrs. Welland: Beth Thomas
and: TJ Burns
Ellen Olenska: Amanda Friday
and: Lydia
Mrs. Archer: Arielle Lipshaw
Julius Beaufort: Jason Mills
Janey Archer: Libby Gohn
Henry van der Lyden: Ron Altman
Louisa van der Lyden: Maryanka
Gertrude Lefferts/Maid: Charlotte Duckett
Nastasia : Diana Majlinger
Duke of St. Austrey: Alan Mapstone
Mrs. Struthers: Stefanie Heinrichs
Butler: Oxenhandler
Mr. Letterblair: tovarisch
Ned Winsett: ToddHW
Mr. Welland: Alan Mapstone
Marchioness Medora Manson: Libby Gohn
Dr. Carver: Alan Mapstone
and Bob Neufeld
Reggie Chivers: Drpage
The Rector/Gov. of New York: tovarisch
M. Riviere: ToddHW
Miss Blenker/Young Lady: Naomi Park
Miss Sophy Jackson: Elizabeth Klett
Regina Beaufort: Charlotte Duckett
Mrs. Lovell Mingott: Astrid Fingerhut
Dallas: Chuck Williamson
Narration: CaprishaPage
and: Kathrine Engan
and: ambsweet13
and: Pari
Editing: CaprishaPage
and: ToddHW

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book I, Chapter 01 Group 00:19:53
Play 02 Book I, Chapter 02 Group 00:13:57
Play 03 Book I, Chapter 03 Group 00:15:15
Play 04 Book I, Chapter 04 Group 00:11:45
Play 05 Book I, Chapter 05 Group 00:19:21
Play 06 Book I, Chapter 06 Group 00:17:54
Play 07 Book I, Chapter 07 Group 00:13:53
Play 08 Book I, Chapter 08 Group 00:16:17
Play 09 Book I, Chapter 09 Group 00:26:27
Play 10 Book I, Chapter 10 Group 00:20:00
Play 11 Book I, Chapter 11 Group 00:17:50
Play 12 Book I, Chapter 12 Group 00:23:49
Play 13 Book I, Chapter 13 Group 00:16:23
Play 14 Book I, Chapter 14 Group 00:15:34
Play 15 Book I, Chapter 15 Group 00:19:30
Play 16 Book I, Chapter 16 Group 00:19:37
Play 17 Book I, Chapter 17 Group 00:20:10
Play 18 Book I, Chapter 18 Group 00:22:56
Play 19 Book II, Chapter 19 Group 00:21:59
Play 20 Book II, Chapter 20 Group 00:25:00
Play 21 Book II, Chapter 21 Group 00:28:49
Play 22 Book II, Chapter 22 Group 00:17:52
Play 23 Book II, Chapter 23 Group 00:20:19
Play 24 Book II, Chapter 24 Group 00:11:45
Play 25 Book II, Chapter 25 Group 00:19:48
Play 26 Book II, Chapter 26 Group 00:23:57
Play 27 Book II, Chapter 27 Group 00:14:52
Play 28 Book II, Chapter 28 Group 00:14:23
Play 29 Book II, Chapter 29 Group 00:14:42
Play 30 Book II, Chapter 30 Group 00:20:11
Play 31 Book II, Chapter 31 Group 00:25:25
Play 32 Book II, Chapter 32 Group 00:19:17
Play 33 Book II, Chapter 33 Group 00:32:38
Play 34 Book II, Chapter 34 Group 00:37:55