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    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for revision !!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought

    • By EvaGM on 16-02-15

    Regular price: £6.59

    • All My Sons

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris, James Farentino, Arye Gross, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By miss z tribello on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Oscar

    • By sue tid on 17-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • A View from the Bridge

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fine production

    • By Ka-Wai on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £6.59

    • She Stoops to Conquer

    • Mistakes of the Night
    • By: Oliver Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Adam Godley, Julian Holloway, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Starring James Marsters, this classic comedy of manners from 1773 is still widely performed and studied. Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it’s the barmaid who catches his eye. But is she really who she seems?

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Price (Dramatized)

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Arthur Miller's deeply moving drama reunites two long-estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968 classic is a wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. A BBC co-production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic radio play

    • By Oskar on 14-02-19

    Regular price: £6.79

    • A Doll House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen’s play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable performance

    • By Ali on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Shadowlands

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    William Nicholson's Tony-nominated stage adaptation of his award-winning BBC teleplay relates the story of shy Oxford don and children's author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. Shadowlands shows how love, and the risk of loss, transformed this great man's relationships, even with God.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Natsume on 15-08-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Under Milk Wood

    • By: Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Matthew Rhys, Kate Burton, Laura Evans, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Matthew Rhys and Kate Burton headline a Welsh and Welsh-American cast celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in a performance of his timeless "play for voices." With characters such as Captain Cat, Polly Garter, and Nogood Boyo, Thomas brings to life the inhabitants of the fictional town of Llareggub in funny, poignant, and poetic detail. Includes a conversation with Andrew Lycett, author of Dylan Thomas: A New Life.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Red

    • By: John Logan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko's temper can run hot, but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than just painting. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Misanthrope

    • By: Richard Wilbur (translator), Molière
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, J. D. Cullum, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford. This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction.

    Regular price: £4.69

    • Twelve Angry Men

    • By: Reginald Rose
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • recorded live - audience thought it was a comedy

    • By allison mcdonagh on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £6.59

    • After the Fall

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Amy Brenneman, Anthony LaPaglia, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arthur Miller's famous autobiographical drama takes place inside the tortured mind of a 40-year-old lawyer. Quentin is haunted by his disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol, a character rumored to be based on Marilyn Monroe, Miller's second wife.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Side Man

    • By: Warren Leight
    • Narrated by: Frank Wood, Garret Dillahunt, Christine Lahti, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A Tony Award winner for Best Play, Side Man delves deep into the postwar New York jazz underground through the life of a celebrated musician and his dysfunctional family. Warren Leight used his own experiences as the son of a jazz musician to create Gene, a talented but emotionally incompetent trumpeter whose pure devotion to music comes at the expense of his relationship with his resentful wife, Terry, and their self-sacrificing son, Clifford.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men's Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the plays although the order seems off.

    • By Jedihomer on 13-06-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Neil Simon Collection

    • By: Neil Simon
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Does not download, awful app

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • New Jerusalem

    • The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656
    • By: David Ives
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Uncle Vanya

    • By: Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik
    • Narrated by: Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life.

    Regular price: £4.79

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