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About Carol Child
Carol Child is a freelance writer. Additionally, she is the author of two books, "Begins the Night Music: A Dementia Caregiver’s Journal, Volume I" and "To What Green Altar: A Dementia Caregiver’s Journal, Volume II," under her pen name Samantha Mozart, available on Amazon.com and elsewhere worldwide.
For more than thirty years, under her byline Carol Child, she has published newspaper and magazine feature stories and profiles, is an essayist, copy editor, award-winning poet, greeting card verse writer, copywriter of marketing promotional materials, writing tutor, and has served as a community newspaper editor. The National Endowment for the Humanities selected her landscape photography for use in slide show presentation.
Currently, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary review and blog, “The Scheherazade Chronicles.org.”
For more years than shall be mentioned, Carol Child has been the sister of Amazon author Kathleen Long.
Please visit Samantha Mozart's Amazon author's page to read more about Carol Child's storied past.
The Readers Theater passages from four of Jane Austen’s novels – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion – selected for these readings illuminate the author’s mastery of form, keen observation of human nature and cultural irony, her delightful wit, sharp dialogue and vivid description. Not only will these readings engage and enchant audiences, but also will they enhance young readers’ literary comprehension skills and educate them in the humanities of the times: history – during the War of 1812 and the British Regency era –, English literature, and with recommended piano accompaniment, the music of the period. Ideally, these Readings would be exercised as a part of a core course of study.
Or, read them for your own amusement and quick synopses of these four novels written by Jane Austen 200 years ago yet strikingly contemporary to the culture of our times. Northanger Abbey, the spellbinding centerpiece of these Readings, is Jane Austen’s parody on Gothic novels widely read in her time and still in print today.
For theater performance, the paperback edition, formatted for actors' reading ease, is recommended.