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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 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • argh American accents!!

    • By Silvernin on 05-12-17

    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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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 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 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • Once Upon a Time

    • By: Nadine Gordimer
    • Narrated by: Alex Kingston
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    Once Upon a Time by Nadine Gordimer is anything but a fairy tale. It’s more of a dystopian fantasy - with overtones of the racial inequality in Gordimer’s native South Africa. Read by Alex Kingston.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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 Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a “hatful” of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emotional Rollercoaster

    • By mollymoon1 on 15-01-15

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant audio Adaptation

    • By J. J. Gladwin on 30-11-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov, Christopher Hampton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, T. R. Knight, Stephen Collins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is considered one of his most haunting and atmospheric character studies. A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author. And as the alluring newcomer steals away Kosta’s only love, their new romance could have devastating consequences. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    Regular price: £4.69

    • Anna Christie

    • By: Eugene O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Dwier Brown, Alley Mills, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The passion of a coal barge captain's daughter and a handsome sailor takes a tumultuous turn when secrets from her past are revealed. Nobel Laureate Eugene O'Neill won the second of his four Pulitzer Prizes for this heroic classic.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Amadeus

    • By: Peter Shaffer
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand, James Callis, Michael Emerson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ambition and jealousy - all set to music. Devout court composer Antonio Salieri plots against his rival, the dissolute but supremely talented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. How far will Salieri go to achieve the fame that Mozart disregards? The 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Manasseh Ngichu on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Jesus Hopped the A Train

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Charlie Robinson, David Zayas
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    An intense, chilling take on life behind bars, this performance strikes a fine balance of intellectual vigor and sophistication on the one hand and so much anguished passion on the other.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Divine Sister

    • By: Charles Busch
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Alison Fraser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    Regular price: £4.69

    • The Writing Game

    • By: David Lodge
    • Narrated by: Ian Abercrombie, Michael Brandon, Christine Estabrook, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In a rickety, converted 17th-century farmhouse in Dorset, England, a group of authors teaches a creative writing seminar. One of them - a brash American novelist - finds he's got more to learn about writing and romance than he ever dreamed possible. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring Ian Abercrombie as Jeremy Dean, Michael Brandon as Leo Rapkin, Christine Estabrook as Maude Locket, Jeremy Geidt as Henry Locket, David Hunt as Simon St. Clair, and Melanie van Betten as Penny Seawell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By rob y on 21-01-18

    Regular price: £4.79

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