The Ballad of C3.3

The Ballad of C3.3 Oscar Wilde The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Wireless Theatre Company Audio Drama
Wireless Theatre Company Audio Drama
The Ballad of C3.3
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The Ballad of C3.3. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. During his imprisonment, he wrote the poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ which was published by Leonard Smithers in 1898 under the name C.3.3 which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This ensured that Wilde’s name – by then notorious – did not appear on the poem’s front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3 was actually Wilde.

Diary of a Madman

The diary of a madman
Wireless Theatre Comedy
Wireless Theatre Comedy
Diary of a Madman
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The Diary of a Madman. Set in St Petersburg at the time of the Czar, Gogol’s black comedy sees the clerk Poprishchin sharpening endless quills for his boss while fantasising wildly about the boss’s daughter. In the insane bureaucratic hierarchy of 19th century Russia, rung after rung stretches above and minion after minion competes below with our poor protagonist whose life is empty of everything but obsessive work and ambition.

Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe
Wireless Theatre Education
Wireless Theatre Education
Daphnis and Chloe
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Daphnis and Chloe is considered the first ever novel, written around 300BC. Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of Longus’ ancient Greek story of young lovers beset by pirates, and aided by supernatural forces. Performed by 3rd year RADA students

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado - 3D Audio Horror - Edgar Allen Poe
Wireless Theatre Horror and Thrillers
Wireless Theatre Horror and Thrillers
The Cask of Amontillado
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3D Audio Horror. Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece, recorded on location in ancient vaults as a binaural audio drama. Montresor lures Fortunato into the family vault…

Romeo and Juliet Student Production

Romeo and Juliet Audio Play - Romeo and Juliet Student Production
Wireless Theatre Education
Wireless Theatre Education
Romeo and Juliet Student Production
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Romeo and Juliet Audio Play. West Thames College students perform Shakespeare’s classic tale of star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jenny Runacre.

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori
Wireless Theatre Education
Wireless Theatre Education
Dulce Et Decorum Est
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Dulce Et Decorum Est. A touching glimpse into the experiences of the soldiers of the first world war. This series of letters from the front powerfully evokes the horrors and emotions of the men who fought and died on the battlefield, focusing on Wilfred Owen’s eternal question, is dying for your country an honour or a curse?

Saki Short Stories

Short Stories - Audio MP3s to download free from Wireless Theatre
Wireless Theatre Short Stories and Audio Poems
Wireless Theatre Short Stories and Audio Poems
Saki Short Stories
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Two darkly comic stories by Saki. Mrs Packletide’s Tiger and The Jesting of Arlington Stringham. Saki was born in Burma and grew up in Devonshire. He was killed in the trenches of WW1.

Shakespeare Key Scenes – Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes - Much Ado About Nothing
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Key scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, related to the theme of ‘love and language’.

Shakespeare Key Scenes – Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes - Romeo and Juliet
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Key scenes from Romeo and Juliet, related to the theme of ‘Loves destructive power’.

Shakespeare Key Scenes – Macbeth

Macbeth
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes
Shakespeare Key Scenes - Macbeth
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Key scenes from Macbeth, on the theme ‘How does power change people?’