Short Story Recordings
Classic stories, read by some of our favorite actors. We’ve collaborated with all of these actors on our film projects. Because our work is almost entirely period-based, we thought it would be fun to ask them to read stories set in the era of a film they appeared in. We think the results are a lot of fun, and we hope you do, too.
The Luck of Roaring Camp (Bret Harte)
Brian Wiles ("Cassius 'The Cub' Delaney" in A Person Known to Me) reads Bret Harte's story of an infant born in a frontier mining camp.
When we spent a month at the American Antiquarian Society, doing research for A Person Known to Me, we came across a wonderful edition of "The Luck of Roaring Camp," published by J. R. Osgood and Co. in 1872, and filled with fantastic engravings. You can see a digital copy of the book here.
The Lonesome Road (O. Henry)
Two old friends pay a visit to a saloon in this story, read by Donal Thoms-Cappello ("Constantine Sherro" in A Person Known to Me, "Eddie Doyle" in The Red Machine and Jimmie Foxx in Gandhi at the Bat.)
The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm (Mark Twain)
On the Divide (Willa Cather)
To Build a Fire (Jack London)
Are there any stories you'd like to hear read? Let us know...maybe we can oblige...