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The George Bernard Shaw Collection

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Narrator: Paul Gutrecht

Unabridged: 13 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

Published: 11/25/2010

Genre: Drama - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Synopsis

Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warrens Profession: Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent and still shocking comedy, which was banned for eight years from the English stage after its London debut. Performed by: Paul Gutrecht, Kaitlin Hopkins,Shirley Knight, Basil Langton, Dakin Matthews and Robin Sachs. Arms and the Man: Stars Anne Heche as the beautiful, headstrong Raina who awaits her fiancs return from battle but instead meets a soldier who seeks asylum in her bedroom. Performed by: Al Espinosa, Jeremy Sisto, Teri Garr, Anne Heche, Micahel Winters, Jason Kravits and Sarah Rafferty. Candida: Shaws warm and witty play challenged conventional wisdom about relationships between the sexes, as a beautiful wife must choose between the two men who love her. Performed by: Tom Amandes, Christopher Cartmill, Rebecca MacLean, David New, Nicholas Rudall and JoBeth Williams. The Devils Disciple: A young hero who disdains heroism makes the ultimate sacrifice for honor and country during the American Revolution, starring Richard Dreyfuss. Performed by: Jennifer Albright, Pat Carroll, Stanton Davis, Bruce Davison, Richard Dix, Richard Dreyfuss, David Bryon Jackson, Lisa Pelikan, Derek Smith and Jon Tindle. Major Barbara: Featuring Kate Burton, this sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can! Performed by: J.B. Blanc, Kate Burton, Matthew Gaydos, Brian George, Hamish Linklater, Henri Lubatti, Kirsten Potter, Roger Rees, Russell Soder, Amelia White, Missy Yager and Sarah Zimmerman. The Doctors Dilemma: A well-respected physician is forced to choose whom he shall save: a bumbling friend or the neer-do-well husband of the woman he loves. Performed by: Jane Carr, Gregory Cooke, Kenneth Danziger, Roy Dotrice, Martin Jarvis, Jennifer Dundas Lowe, Simon Templeman, Douglas Weston and Paxton Whitehead. Misalliance: A self-made millionaire and his family invite their future in-law for a visit to their estate. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaws keen wit. Performed by: Tom Beyer, Joy Gregory, Roger Rees, Serena Scott Thomas, W. Morgan Sheppard, Eric Stoltz, Victoria Tennant, Tegan West and Douglas Weston. Pygmalion: Shaws beloved play about a irascible speech professor who decides to mold a Cockney flower girl into the darling of high society. Performed by: Roslyn Alexander, Shannon Cochran, Denise du Maurier, Rebecca MacLean, David New, Kenneth J. Northcott, Nicholas Pennell, Nicholas Rudall, Ben Whitehouse and Laura Whyte.

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