Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu. Narrated by Louisa Thornton. Chapter 13 - The Woodman

A new podcast from Radio Theatre Group
The Classic Vampire Story -
Carmilla
by J Sheridan Le Fanu
Narrated by Louisa Thornton

Chapter 13 – The Woodman

Listen to or download Chapter 13 using the following link

Carmilla - Chapter 13 - The Woodman

Chapter 14 of Carmilla – The Meeting - will be available on Wednesday 30th April

An excerpt from Chapter 13 of Le Fanu’s novel –

"My dear child began to lose her looks and health, and that in a manner
so mysterious, and even horrible, that I became thoroughly frightened.

"She was at first visited by appalling dreams; then, as she fancied, by
a specter, sometimes resembling Millarca, sometimes in the shape of a
beast, indistinctly seen, walking round the foot of her bed, from
side to side.

"Lastly came sensations. One, not unpleasant, but very peculiar, she
said, resembled the flow of an icy stream against her breast. At a later
time, she felt something like a pair of large needles pierce her, a
little below the throat, with a very sharp pain. A few nights after,
followed a gradual and convulsive sense of strangulation; then came
unconsciousness."

Introducing, as Laura, the narrator of Carmilla
Louisa Thornton

A talented and versatile performer, Louisa’s theatre credits include lead roles in Sharman McDonald’s When We Were Women, Liz Lochead’s Perfect Days and Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Louisa has also performed in previous productions for Radio Theatre Group, most recently, as the deadly femme fatale Cora Papadakis in The Postman Always Rings Twice and in 2004, as Red Riding Hood in A Company of Wolves.

Louisa can be contacted on Casting Call and on MySpace

Each chapter of Carmilla will be available to download or as a podcast on from the following sources - MySpace, Blogger, Glasgow Theatre Underground and itunes

To contact Radio Theatre Group, please e-mail radiotheatregroup@hotmail.co.uk

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