The Picture of Dorian Gray (dramatic reading)

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)

The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. This reading uses the 20-chapter 1891 version of Wilde's novel. (Summary by Wikipedia)


Cast:

NARRATOR - Martin Geeson
Lord Henry Wotton - David Goldfarb
Dorian Gray - Algy Pug
Basil Hallward - Anthony
Sibyl Vane - Miss Avarice
James Vane - David Lawrence
Duchess of Monmouth - Availle
Victor - Martin Geeson
Francis - Simon Pride
Cab Driver - Simon Pride
Parker - Elizabeth Klett
Lord Fermor - Anthony
Lady Agatha - Sarah
Duchess of Harley - Hannah Harris
Sir Thomas Burdon - Terence Taylor
Mr. Erskine - Frank Booker
Mrs. Vandeleur - Mary-Beth Blackburn
Lady Henry - Susanna
Mrs. Vane - Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Leaf - Rebeka Harris
Mr. Hubbard - Frank Booker
Alan Campbell - Ernst Pattynama
Lady Narborough - Elizabeth Klett
Lady Ruxton - Mary-Beth Blackburn
Adrian Singleton - Joseph Lawler
Woman - Lucy Perry
Sir Geoffrey Clouston - Mark F. Smith
Gamekeeper - Martin Geeson
Gardener- Joseph Lawler
Young Man - Elizabeth Klett
Old Gentleman - Mark F. Smith
Constable - Joseph Lawler

Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae/Preface Group 00:06:41
Play 02 Chapter 1 00:30:39
Play 03 Chapter 2 00:37:03
Play 04 Chapter 3 00:33:24
Play 05 Chapter 4 00:38:33
Play 06 Chapter 5 00:31:13
Play 07 Chapter 6 00:17:53
Play 08 Chapter 7 00:33:24
Play 09 Chapter 8 00:37:25
Play 10 Chapter 9 00:24:14
Play 11 Chapter 10 00:24:50
Play 12 Chapter 11, Part 1 00:32:47
Play 13 Chapter 11, Part 2 00:28:29
Play 14 Chapter 12 00:16:53
Play 15 Chapter 13 00:19:04
Play 16 Chapter 14 00:34:19
Play 17 Chapter 15 00:22:50
Play 18 Chapter 16 00:23:27
Play 19 Chapter 17 00:13:19
Play 20 Chapter 18 00:24:01
Play 21 Chapter 19 00:23:50
Play 22 Chapter 20 00:15:48