The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Yellow Wallpaper 
We are doing an adaptation of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper. I need a female narrator to record a few excerpts from the story. It will be less than 5 minutes of audio.

The style should be a Victorian British accent, like a character from Pride and Prejudice. The story is about a woman gradually going insane while living in a room with ugly yellow wallpaper. The narrator should sound more and more distressed as the story progresses. 
2016-10-11 18:32:18 GMT
2016-10-15 23:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Flexible Price - USD 150 to USD 300
English - British OR English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project
Victorian woman, like a character from Pride and Prejudice.

Script Details

1. There is something strange about the house—I can feel it. John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage. John insists it’s nothing but a temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency. So I’m given phosphates and tonics, forbidden to work, and left alone in this old house all winter with absolutely nothing to do. Personally, I disagree with his ideas. But what is one to do? Even so, I’m getting quite fond of the old place, all but that horrid yellow wallpaper.

2. I never saw a worse paper in my life. One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns. The color is repellent, a smoldering unclean yellow. It dwells in my mind so. I follow the pattern about by the hour. The bloated curves and flourishes go waddling up and down in isolated columns of fatuity, but also connect diagonally in great slanting waves of optic horror. Up and down and sideways it crawls. It makes me dizzy.

3. There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will - not alive! I can see a strange woman creeping about behind the paper, rattling the pattern like a cage. She wants to get out, but nobody could climb through that pattern—it strangles so. It was midnight and that poor thing began to creep and shake the pattern, I got up and ran to help her. I pulled and she shook, and before morning we had peeled off yards of paper.

4. It is so pleasant to be free and creep around the room as I please! I won’t go outside, even if John asks me to. "I've got out at last," I’ll say, "in spite of you. And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!” For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. 
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