The Courtship Gift Audio Project
This is the page for the audio recording project work in progress, or rather, work in the process of being started.
Latest update: January 31, 2020
This is a non-commercial project. The full audio version of The Courtship Gift will be freely available for listening and downloading on this website.
I am looking for 3 to 5 female and one male voice actresses/actor.
For contact, please write to email@example.com.
The Courtship Gift (A South Sea Cannibal Opera) is a story I have written in early 2014. Often, when reading one of Sabrinas little stories, I had thought there was an operaic quality to them, and this time I finally decided to carry this idea out. Im serious about this being an opera libretto someone should set it to music but for now, lets be content with spoken words. Sabrina, sadly, will not be able to hear them, she has died in the spring of 2017.
For some personal background information about Brinala, where this story takes place, see here.
Warning: Befitting the genre of opera, this is a sad story of love and death. Also, its a bit over-the-top and includes cannibalism and graphic scenes of violence and torture.
The Courtship Gift
Download the full text (plain text format)
To read The Courtship Gift in PDF, epub or mobi (Kindle) format, download Herons and Heroines from the Dunyazad Library website:
In this collection, it is the second of three texts (the other ones being The Island and The Messenger.)
Estimated durations in minutes. Blue = still open.
Introduction 2.5 RC
Editor 3.5 RC
Lady A, letter 5.5 female
Lady A, essay 20 RC
Announcer 1.5 RC
Toy 30 female
Mistress 11 female, could be Lady A
Male Warrior 6 male
Cannibal Princess 3.5 female
Male Ship Captain 3 RC
Sabrinas story 5 female, could be Toy or Lady A
Estimated total duration: ca. 90 minutes
Lady As Letter text audio
Lady As Essay audio parts 3+4 (8:13)
Announcer text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.1 Toy text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.2 Mistress text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.3 Toy text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.4 Mistress text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.5 Toy text audio
Act 1 Scene 1.6 Mistress text audio
Act 1 Scene 2.1 Toy text audio
Act 2 Scene 1.1 Male Warrior text audio
Act 2 Scene 1.2 Cannibal Princess text audio
Act 2 Scene 1.3 Toy text audio
Act 2 Scene 2.1 Toy text audio
Act 2 Scene 2.2 Cannibal Princess text audio
Act 3 Scene 1.2 Mistress text audio
Act 3 Scene 1.3 Toy text audio
Act 3 Scene 2.1 Mistress text audio
Act 3 Scene 2.2 Toy text audio
Sabrinas story text audio