Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw audiobook

Man and Superman

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Sir Peter Hall
Performed by Dame Judi Dench , Ralph Fiennes , and a full cast

Blackstone Publishing

Audio Theater

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792749929

Runtime: 4.21 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC’s Third Program on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3’s fiftieth anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization.

“A comedy and a philosophy,” Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme, and using all the elements from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman.

Boasting an outstanding cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Judi Dench, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, and Paul Merton, this release includes an exclusive interview with director Sir Peter Hall.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sir Peter Hall has directed a distinguished cast in the whole magilla which features witty musical bridges based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The ensemble gives us a lusciously droll performance, which highlights the intellectual vigor of the playwright’s wittily presented ideas. They show off what Shaw did best, namely, making ideas dramatic, arresting, and funny.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw

Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish-born playwright, critic, and political activist, began his writing career in London. In addition to writing sixty-three plays, his prodigious output as critic, pamphleteer, and essayist influenced numerous social issues. In 1925, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature and in 1938 an Oscar for the movie version of Pygmalion.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English