The Picture of Dorian Gray (version 2 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 - Volunteer

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