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    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection, good acting

    • By muovikassi88 on 08-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Man and Superman

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • hard to access the audio book I bought

    • By Becky Mayer on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £16.00

    • The Devil's Disciple

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Pat Carroll, Bruce Davison, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Never has the Revolutionary War been so entertaining. Shaw stands "do or die" melodrama on its head, with a cast of unforgettable characters, from the deliciously urbane "Gentlemanly Johnny" Burgoyne, to the misguided romanticism of beautiful young Judith Anderson, to the Devil's Disciple himself, a dashing young American hero who disdains heroism, even as he makes the ultimate sacrifice for honor and country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't listen on public transport!

    • By Fairy Cake on 23-12-11

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Man and Superman

    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Sir Peter Hall - director
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, Man and Superman 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.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shannon Cochran, Nicholas Pennell, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "One of Shaw's most enduring works, Pygmalion is an insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listener Beware!

    • By Shane on 19-10-12

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Major Barbara

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Barbara, the granddaughter of an earl, is busy saving souls in the Salvation Army while her father, maintaining that poverty is the worst of crimes, runs a munitions factory.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Major Barbara

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Roger Rees, J. B. Blanc, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army - but she's also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who's made millions from the sale of weapons of war. The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can!

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics. This is the play that was later to be adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Saint Joan (Dramatised)

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Gifted playwright George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan is based on the life and trials of Joan of Arc whose canonisation occurred shortly before he wrote this play. Based on both substantial information of her life in Medieval France and records of her trial, Shaw characterizes this unique woman caught between the forces of the Church and law in this classic production with a strong cast supporting Siobhan McKenna's fine interpretation of this tragic heroine.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Pygmalion (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Simon Cadell stars as Henry Higgins with Imelda Staunton as Eliza Doolittle in this BBC Radio 4 production of Shaw’s famous play. When phonetics tutor and linguist Henry Higgins meets Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, he makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can teach her to speak so well that she will be able to pass herself off as a Duchess at a society ball.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Mrs. Warren's Profession

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Modern parallels abound in the plight of Cambridge-educated mathematics wiz Vivie Warren, who discovers that her comfortable upbringing was financed in unspeakable ways. George Bernard Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent (and still shocking) comedy, banned for eight years from the English stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great play. sharp criticism of victorian society

    • By JTT on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Arms and the Man

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto, Teri Garr
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary as it deflates romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced on the London stage in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most frequently acted and studied of Shaw's plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • You Never Can Tell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: James Callis, Siobhan Hewlett, Nicholas Hormann, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    You Never Can Tell was originally born out of a bet that Shaw couldn't write a "seaside comedy" (a popular theatrical genre at that time). The result is perhaps the most surprising of Shaw's plays, complete with marital mayhem, tangled romance, and even doubtful dentistry. Despite the play's lighthearted tone, it's really another of Shaw's brilliantly observed social treatises, this time in the guise of a light comedy.

    Regular price: £4.69

    • The Doctor's Dilemma

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The blowhards, the know-it-alls, the scrupulous and the impecunious are all targets for Shaw’s incisive wit in his classic satire of the medical profession. A well-respected physician is forced to choose whom he shall save: a bumbling friend or the ne’er-do-well husband of the woman he loves.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Heartbreak House

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this allegorical play, the eccentric Captain Shorover's home hosts a cast, each of whom represents some evil in the modern world.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Mrs. Warren's Profession

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Vivie learns that her mother's harlotry is the origin of her financial support, nothing in her world can ever be the same. There are serious consequences for her suitor, her mother, and herself.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Misalliance

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaw's keen wit.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Don Juan in Hell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The play Don Juan in Hell originated as Act 3, Scene 2, of Man and Superman and is a spirited debate between Heaven and Hell. It was written by Irish playwright and a master of social commentary George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), who is probably most famous for Pygmalion amongst his 60 plays. This famous performance features Charles Boyer as Don Juan, Charles Laughton as the Devil, Cedric Hardwicke as the Commander, and Agnes Moorehead as Doña Ana.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • Candida

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: JoBeth Williams, Tom Amandes, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    George Bernard Shaw's warm and witty play continues to challenge conventional wisdom about male/female relationships. Candida concerns a beautiful married woman's choice between the two men who love her.

    Regular price: £6.79

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