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Orson Welles Julius Caesar radio theater

Julius Caesar by Clara Grosch

Julius Caesar by Clara Grosch

Julius Caesar

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Orson Welles Hamlet radio theater

Hamlet, Act IV scene V, Ophelia before the King and Queen

Hamlet, Act IV scene V, Ophelia before the King and Queen

Hamlet part 1

Hamlet part 2

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Summary: Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced (and more cynical) Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

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Total running time: 2 hours, 17 minutes

Dramatis Personae

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5


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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children by Edith Nesbit

Titania by Henry Meynell Rheam

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Preface and a Brief Life of Shakespeare

Chapter 1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapter 2 The Tempest

Chapter 3 As you Like it

Chapter 4 The Winter’s Tale

Chapter 5 King Lear

Cordelia by William Frederick Yeames

Chapter 6 Twelfth Night

Chapter 7 Much Ado about Nothing

Chapter 8 Romeo and Juliet

Juliet by Philip_H._Calderon

Chapter 9 Pericles

Chapter 10 Hamlet

Chapter 11 Cymbeline

Chapter 12 Macbeth

"Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo" by Théodore Chassériau

Chapter 13 Comedy of Errors

Chapter 14 Merchant of Venice

Chapter 15 Timon of Athens

Shakespeare Death_of_Desdemona Othello

Chapter 16 Othello

Chapter 17 The Taming of the Shrew

William Hunt's Claudio and Isabella from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Chapter 18 Measure for Measure

Chapter 19 Two Gentlemen of Verona

Chapter 20 All’s Well that Ends Well

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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illustration of Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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Ancient and Medieval Church History

Hus, detail, image released to public domain by its author, Taborak

Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, has made several classes available for free online through their Worldwide Classroom.

Although Ancient and Medieval Church History is a college-level course, I believe it would be appropriate for a high school student studying this topic.

In order to listen to these free classes, you’ll need to register with Worldwide Classroom. After registering, you’ll be able to listen to all of these sessions on Mp3, as well as download written transcripts and study guides for each lecture.

Click here to learn more about this course or to download a syllabus.

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Click here to access the Free Registration page, a necessary step to listening to all that Worldwide Classroom has to offer.

Augustine and the Donatists

Here is a course description and a list of the topics covered in this course.
Course Description (taken from the Worldwide Classroom site):
A study of Christianity from the Early Church to the dawn of the Reformation, with source material readings. This course places an emphasis on the application of church history to life and ministry and helps the student to understand the development of Christian thought and the formulation of doctrine as part of God’s overall pattern of history. This course is taught by David Calhoun.

Lesson 1: The Study of Church History

Lesson 2: The Growth of the Christian Church

Lesson 3: The Persecutions

Lesson 4: The Apologists

Lesson 5: Orthodoxy and Heresy

Lesson 6: Canon, Creed, and Bishops

Lesson 7: The Early Church Fathers

Lesson 8: The People of the Early Church

Lesson 9: The Church in the Fourth Century

Lesson 10: The Beginnings of Monasticism

Lesson 11: Donatism

Lesson 12: The Council of Nicea

Lesson 13: Cappadocians and Constantinople

Lesson 14: Ambrose, Jerome, and Chrysostom

Lesson 15: Augustine’s Confessions

Lesson 16: Augustine and the Pelagian Controversy

Lesson 17: Augustine’s Theology of History

Lesson 18: The Council of Chalcedon

Lesson 19: The Early Middle Ages

Lesson 20: Medieval Missions

Lesson 21: The Christianization of Great Britain

Lesson 22: Learning and Theology

Lesson 23: Eastern Orthodoxy

Lesson 24: The Late Middle Ages

Lesson 25: Medieval Monasticism

Lesson 26: Crusades or Missions?

Lesson 27: The Waldensians

Lesson 28: Scholastic Theology

Lesson 29: Thomas Aquinas

Lesson 30: The Sacramental System

Lesson 31: Church and State

Lesson 32: Wycliffe and Hus

Lesson 33: Reform in Italy

Lesson 34: Mysticism and the Modern Devotion

Lesson 35: The Waning of the Middle Ages

Appendix A: Catholic World Missions

Appendix B: The Spread of the Western Church

Appendix C: The Spread of the Eastern Church

Appendix D: The 100 Most Important Dates in Church History

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In God’s Garden by Amy Steedman

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Total running time: 3 hours, 41 minutes

Augustine of Hippo

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Chapter 1  Saint Ursula

Chapter 2  Saint Benedict

Chapter 3  SaintChristopher

Chapter 4  Saint Catherine of Sienna

Chapter 5 Saint Augustine of Hippo

Chapter 6 Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Chapter 7  Saint Cecilia

Chapter 8  Saint Giles

Chapter 9 Saint Nicholas

Chapter 10  Saint Faith

Chapter 11 Saint Cosmo and Saint Damian

Chaper 12 Saint Martin


13 – Saint George

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jose de Ribera

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jose de Ribera

14 – Saint Francis of Assisi

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Martin Luther

Luther before the Diet of Worms

Martin Luther, a monk, came to realize that salvation was through grace alone by faith alone, and not by works. He posted his 95 theses on the Wittenburg Door and was tried as a heretic at the Diet of Worms, where he refused to recant his writings. It was there he said those famous words, “I cannot–I WILL NOT recant….Here I stand: I can do no other.”

Here is a clip of the Diet of Worms scene from the movie Luther.

Click the link below to hear an audio recording of what Martin Luther said at the Diet of Worms.

Before the Diet of Worms by Martin Luther

An Account of the Life and Persecutions of Martin Luther, excerpt from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (chapter 9)

Luther posting his 95 theses in 1517

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The Legend of Squanto: Focus on the Family Radio Theater broadcast

Squanto teaching

Click here to see downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick about Squanto. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To listen to the radio broadcast of  Focus on the Family: The Legend of Squanto, part one, click here.

To listen to the radio broadcast of Focus on the Family: The Legend of Squanto, part two, click here.

Clicking these links will take you away from My Audio School to the Focus on the Family site.  Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

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Sermons about Reformers

Luther's room, Wartburg

This podcast from Columbia, South Carolina First Presbyterian Church’s Thornwell Lecture Series  includes sermons about The Life of John Calvin (from Dr. Mark Ross), William Tyndale (Rev. Iain Murray) and Martin Luther (Rev. Dr. John R. de Witt).

Clicking this link will take you to the church’s online media page, where you’ll see an audio player. Scan through the archives to find these messages.

John Calvin

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin

Diogenes by John William Waterhouse

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King Alfred (The Great)

Concerning These Stories

King Alfred and the Cakes

King Alfred and the Beggar

King Canute on the Seashore

The Sons of William the Conqueror

The White Ship

King John and the Abbott

Robin Hood and Little John by Louis Rhead, 1912

A Story of Robin Hood

Bruce and the Spider

The Black Douglas

Three Men of Gotham

Other Wise Men of Gotham

The Miller of the Dee

Sir Philip Sidney

Ungrateful Soldier

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

Pocahontas

Pocahontas Marriage of Pocahontas

George Washington and His Hatchet

Grace Darling

The Story of William Tell

Arnold Winkelried

The Bell of Atri

Napoleon Bonaparte Crossing the Alps by Delaroche

How Napoleon Crossed the Alps

The Story of Cincinnatus

The Story of Regulus

Cornelia’s Jewels

Androclus and the Lion

Horatius at the Bridge

Divico und Caesar

Julius Caesar

The Sword of Damocles

Damon and Pythias

A Laconic Answer

The Ungrateful Guest

The Taming of Bucephalus

Alexander and Bucephalus

Diogenes the Wise Man

The Brave Three Hundred

Socrates and His House

The King and His Hawk

Doctor Goldsmith

The Kingdoms

The Barmecide Feast

The Endless Tale

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Maximilian and the Goose Boy

The Inchcape Rock

Richard Wittington and his Cat

Whittington and His Cat

Casabianca

Antonio Canova

Picciola

Mignon

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions

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Click here to see downloadable Leonardo da Vinci lapbooks, unit studies and more from CurrClick.

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Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R. Shaw

Christopher Columbus First landing on the shores of the new

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Santa Maria, maquette of Christopher Columbus' ship at the Mercatormuseum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, photo by Donderwolk, licensed under GNU Free Documentation license

00 – Preface

01 – Beliefs as to the World Four Hundred Years Ago

02 – Marco Polo

03 – Columbus

04 – Vasco Da Gama

Sébastien Cabot

Sébastien Cabot

05 – John and Sebastian Cabot’s Voyages

06 – Amerigo Vespucci

07 – Ponce De Leon

08 – Balboa

09 – Magellan

Arrival of Cortes in Veracruz and the reception by Moctezuma's Ambassadors

Arrival of Cortes in Veracruz and the reception by Moctezuma's Ambassadors

10 – Hernando Cortes

11 – Francisco Pizarro

12 – Ferdinand De Soto

Origin of the Amazon River at Nevado Mismi, marked only by a wooden cross.

Origin of the Amazon River at Nevado Mismi, marked only by a wooden cross.

13 – The Great River Amazon and El Dorado

14 – Verrazzano (often spelled Verrazano)

15 – The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake

16 – Henry Hudson

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You are there! The Sailing of the Mayflower

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882

You are There! The Sailing of the Mayflower

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Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum materials from CurrClick related to the Mayflower. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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Our Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall

Lady Jane Grey Preparing for Execution, painted by George Whiting Flagg in 1835

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The first half of this book is also available. Click here for Our Island Story Part 1.

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Tudor rose.

Summary from Librivox:
Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England.

Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style reminiscent of all that is finest in the children’s story-telling tradition. This is the second section of that work and will carry you from the convoluted and bloody Wars of the Roses up to the death of Queen Victoria and the resolution of the Boer War.

Please be advised that this book was written in the early years of the 20th century and there will be words and phrases used then, in all innocence, that are considered politically incorrect in this age. It’s perfectly fine for children to listen to but please ensure there is someone on hand who can explain these terms in a mature fashion.(Summary by Jim, for Librivox.org)

Wars of the Roses

55 The red rose and the white

56  Queen Margaret and the Robbers

57 The King Maker

58 Edward V – The King Who was Never Crowned

Edward V by Wenceslas Hollar

59 The Two Little Princes in the Tower

60 Henry VII – Story of the Make-Believe Prince

61 Another Make-Believe Prince

62 Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold

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63 How the King Became the Defender of the Faith

64 Henry VIII: The Story of the King’s Six Wives

65 The Story of a Boy King

66 The Story of Lady Jane Grey

Hatfield House, where Queen Elizabeth held her first council of state, photo by Allan Engelhardt CCAS2 license

67 How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner

68 Mary I – How a Candle Was Lit in England

69 How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen

Elizabeth 1 England

70 Elizabeth – The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen

71 How England was saved from the Spaniards

72 Elizabeth–The story of Sir Walter Raleigh

73 The Queen’s Favorite

74 The Story of Guy Fawkes

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882

75 The Story of the Mayflower

76 How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom

77 How the King and the Parliament Quarrelled

78 The Story of How the King was Brought to His Death

Oliver Cromwell Imprisoning King Charles I

79 The Adventures of a Prince

80 The Commonwealth – The Lord Protector

81 How Death Walked in the Streets of London

82 The Story of How London was Burned

OIS2 Makasiinit_tulessa by Petteri Sulonen Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license

83 The Fiery Cross

84 The Story of King Monmouth

85 The Story of the Seven Bishops

86 William the Deliverer

87 The Story of Brave Londonderry

88 The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen

british flag

89 How the Union Jack was Made

90 The Story of the Earl of Mar’s Hunting Party

91 The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie

92 The Story of Flora MacDonald

93 The Story of The Black Hole of Calcutta

94 The Story of How Canada Was Won

The Delaware Regiment at the Battle of Long Island

95 How America Was Lost

96 A Story of a Spinning Wheel

97 England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty

98 George III – The Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo by Robinson, circa 1820

99 The First Gentleman in Europe

100 Two Peaceful Victories

101 The Girl Queen

102 Victoria – When Bread was Dear

103 Victoria – Peace

Queen Victoria by Melville

104 Victoria – War

105 The Land of Snow

106 Victoria – The Siege of Delhi

Secundra Bagh after the Indian Mutiny

107 The Pipes at Lucknow

108 Victoria – Under the Southern Cross

109 From Cannibal to Christian

110 Victoria – Boer and Briton

111 List of Kings from Edward the Confessor

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Sermons about the Scottish Reformation

John Knox

Click here to listen to Rev. Iain H. Murray’s sermon John Knox and the Battle.

Click here for Rev. Murray’s sermon Robert Bruce: Pulpit versus Throne.

To listen to more of Reverend Murray’s sermons about the Scottish Reformation, click here.

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Christopher Columbus

Columbus Puerto de Palos by Evaristo Dominguez

Click here to see a selection of downloadable resources from CurrClick for studying Christopher Columbus. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Here are several resources about Christopher Columbus,   in honor of Columbus Day, 2009.

Columbus from the book Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R. Shaw

You Are There! Columbus Discovers America

Christopher Columbus radio drama on Cavalcade of America.   Orson Welles is the star of this Old Time Radio show titled Admiral Of The Ocean Sea with Orson Welles.

Columbus: a poem by Joaquin Miller

Christopher Columbus from M.B. Synge’s book   The Discovery of New Worlds

Christopher Columbus from the book American History Stories by Mara Pratt

Christopher Columbus is shown landing in the West Indies, on an island that the natives called Guanahani and he named San Salvador, on October 12, 1492. He raises the royal banner, claiming the land for his Spanish patrons, and stands bareheaded, with his hat at his feet, in honor of the sacredness of the event. The captains of the Niña and Pinta follow, carrying the banner of Ferdinand and Isabella. The crew displays a range of emotions, some searching for gold in the sand. Natives watch from behind a tree. John Vanderlyn (1775-1852) had studied with Gilbert Stuart and was the first American painter to be trained in Paris, where he worked on this canvas for ten years with the help of assistants.

Christopher Columbus is shown landing in the West Indies, on an island that the natives called Guanahani and he named San Salvador, on October 12, 1492. He raises the royal banner, claiming the land for his Spanish patrons, and stands bareheaded, with his hat at his feet, in honor of the sacredness of the event. The captains of the Nina and Pinta follow, carrying the banner of Ferdinand and Isabella. The crew displays a range of emotions, some searching for gold in the sand. Natives watch from behind a tree. John Vanderlyn (1775-1852) had studied with Gilbert Stuart and was the first American painter to be trained in Paris, where he worked on this canvas for ten years with the help of assistants.

Posted 8 years, 5 months ago.

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare

The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind by Walter Howell Deverell, public domain image

Summary: One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph (for the most part) as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. (Summary by Rosalind Wills for Librivox)

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Total running time:  2 hours, 24 minutes

Rosalind by Robert Walker Macbeth, public domain image

Dramatis Personae

Act 1

Act 2

Rosalind and Celia by Hugh Thomson, public domain image

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5

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