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Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world. Known for her roles on stage and screen, as well as her daily radio program "Nocturne" on The New Classical FM, acclaimed actress Marilyn Lightstone now brings classic literature to life with dramatic readings, starting with Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre. New episodes will be available every Monday and Thursday.This podcast is proudly presented by The New Classical FM & The Zoomer Podcast Network.

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    Show Boat: Chapter 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 51:51


    "It was theatre, perhaps, as the theatre was meant to be". Marilyn Lightstone continues reading Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    Show Boat: Chapter 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 50:48


    "When April came, and the dogwood flashed its spectral white in the woods, the show boat started". Marilyn Lightstone continues reading Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    Show Boat: Chapter 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 32:23


    "Many quarrels had marked their married life, but this one assumed serious proportions". Marilyn Lightstone continues reading Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    Show Boat: Chapter 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 27:11


    "Grim force though she was, it would be absurd to fix upon Parthy Ann Hawks as the sole engine whose relentless functioning cut down the profits of Captain Andy's steamboat enterprise". Marilyn Lightstone continues reading Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    Show Boat: Chapter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 40:49


    "Surely no little girl had ever had a more fantastic little girlhood than this Magnolia Ravenal who had been Magnolia Hawks". Marilyn Lightstone continues reading Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    Show Boat: Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 45:21


    There's no business like show business, or in this case Show Boat! Introducing Marilyn Lightstone Reads Edna Ferber's Show Boat, the classic story that inspired the greatest of American musicals. Journey into the lives and loves of three generations of traveling performers aboard the steamboat called the Cotton Blossom on the Mississippi River. You already know Marilyn as an actress famed for stage and screen roles, and as the author of the theatrical caper Rogues and Vagabonds, so it's safe to say that Marilyn can truly identify with and capture Ferber's musical prose and delicious characters - the strong-willed heroine Magnolia, her forbidding mother Parthy, the soft-hearted Captain Andy, and perhaps the most important character of all, the commanding, mystical Mississippi river. Beautiful stories, beautifully read, for a crazy world.

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 5, Chapters 1 - 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:48


    With Walter finally amassing enough evidence, he makes his argument to legally establish Laura's identity. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 4, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 43:54


    The narrative of Count Fosco. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 35:34


    Putting his life in danger, Walter sets his trap and confronts Count Fosco... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 3, Chapters 5 - 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 45:31


    Walter knows that Count Fosco will try to flee the country if he thinks that The Brotherhood are after him... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 16:51


    For a while, after his marriage to Laura, Walter is so happy and distracted that he forgets about Count Fosco. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 17:44


    Spring arrives and Walter notices that Marian and Laura seem happier and calmer as time passes. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 3, Chapters 1 - 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 41:18


    Walter decides that he should try to find out who Anne's father is. Later, Marian tells him that she has been to see Count Fosco. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 2, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 35:21


    Mrs. Catherick is pleased by Sir Percival

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 19:06


    Walter writes to Marian to tell her of Sir Percival

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 45:07


    As men follow Walter along the road, suddenly, one of them rushes past him and, startled, Walter pushes him away. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 32:04


    As Walter exits Mrs. Catherick

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 35:23


    Walter tells Marian that he is going to Welmingham to try and discover Sir Percival

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 35:21


    Walter believes that he may find out Sir Percival

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapters 5 - 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 34:42


    Walter sets out for Hampshire and visits Mr. Dawson. Later, he decides to visit Blackwater to speak to the servants. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapters 3 - 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 54:59


    Walter concludes that Count Fosco has switch the women's identities... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Third Epoch: Part 1, Chapters 1 - 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 52:22


    Walter, now living in London and renting a flat with two women who pretend to be his sisters, narrates the start of the Third Epoch. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 3, Chapters 3 - 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 35:23


    The Second Epoch concludes with narratives from Jane Gould, a tombstone at Limmeridge, and the return of Walter Hartright, who is soon told the bad news about a tragic passing...

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 61:36


    A couple of days later, Sir Percival sends Mrs. Michelson to Torquay on a seemingly impossible task to look at houses... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 53:14


    The narrative is taken up by Mrs. Michelson, the housekeeper at Blackwater park, and recounts what happened while Marian was ill and why Laura left Blackwater... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 2, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:34


    The story continues in the form of a letter written by Mr. Fairlie,

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapters 9 & 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 55:56


    As Marian's diary entries reach their conclusion she writes about a night where she attempted to listen in to a conversation between Count Fosco and Sir Percival. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 33:44


    Once in her room, Marian writes her two letters

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 38:32


    Laura and Marian plan to keep their meeting with Anne Catherick and Laura sets out alone, while Marian prepares to follow her... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 60:02


    Marian spends a sleepless night regretting her decision to send Walter away from Limmeridge. When she rises the next morning, she hears that Laura has lost one of her favorite brooches and all of the servants have been sent out to search for it... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 28:45


    Laura and Marian take a walk through the plantation to the boathouse, where Laura tells Marian all about her marriage... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 37:55


    Count Fosco objects to the idea of he and his wife being the sole witnesses and would like Marian present as a witness instead of Madame Fosco. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 43:36


    Marian continues her entry about Sir Percival

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 43:43


    Marian takes up her dairy again two days after Laura and Sir Percival arrive back at Blackwater after their honeymoon. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The Second Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 38:53


    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 44:38


    Marian writes in her diary that her fears have come true... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 3, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:24


    The story is continued through excerpts from the diary of Marian Halcombe. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 2, Chapters 3 - 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 42:11


    Mr. Gilmore receives a letter from Marian announcing the date of Laura

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 2, Chapter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 26:13


    Mr. Gilmore spends the next few days at Limmeridge with Laura, Marian, and Sir Percival, who remains cheerful and lively despite Laura

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 2, Chapter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 25:29


    The narrative is resumed by Mr. Gilmore, a lawyer for Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 1, Chapters 14 - 15

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 50:53


    Walter returns to Limmeridge and tells Marian what he has found out. Later, Marian and Walter find that Mr. Gilmore has just arrived to help finalize the paperwork for Laura

    The Woman in White: The First Epoch: Part 1, Chapter 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 37:07


    As two women approach the grave, Walter suspects that one is Anne Catherick, the woman in white... It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!

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