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Dialogue

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The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially best-selling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.  Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.  Now, in Dialogue, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue.  Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2016 Robert McKee (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Ubu Roi

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Ubu, présenté pour la première fois au public en 1888, ne pouvait que grandir pour devenir un symbole esthétique et moral et toucher de nombreuses générations de spectateurs. L'affreux bonhomme n'a d'ailleurs même pas besoin de la scène : il apparaît rapidement comme une référence, le terme "ubuesque" entre rapidement dans la langue. Quelques jours après la création, on apostropha le président du conseil pour le traiter de "Père Ubu". Parmi ses nombreuses hardiesses, la pièce ose s'amuser de nos habitudes littéraires, détournant avec délectation de nombreuses références. L'intrigue, réduite à un prétexte, apparaît secondaire au regard des jeux, des décalages ironiques, d'un style tout en excès, sous l'égide de l'autorité littéraire de Rabelais. Jarry se voit considéré comme l'un des principaux créateurs du théâtre contemporain. Pour la première fois, la pièce d'Alfred Jarry fait l'objet d'une mise en scène sonore, sur une musique originale de Vincent Bouchot. Qui d'autre que Judith Magre et Michel Aumont pouvait se glisser dans la peau du Père et de la Mère Ubu, et scander les "Merdre" avec autant de veine rabelaisienne ?

(p) & © Frémeaux & Associés / Groupe Frémeaux Colombini SAS 2008

Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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hop thA A

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New York, 2013. During his late-night commute on the A train, Harlem native Tyrone tries to impress Niesha, his coworker at a nightclub, who just wants to read her book and pass the ride in silence. But as they travel uptown, the two forge an unlikely connection that extends beyond the confines of the subway car.  Directed by Stevie Walker Webb (Ain’t No Mo’, Public Theater; one in two, The New Group) and written by James Anthony Tyler (Artney Jackson, World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival), hop thA A is an Emerging Playwrights Commission about finding love in an unexpected place and humanity in a society designed to leave people behind. hop thA A was directed by Stevie Walker-Webb with sound design by Justin Ellington. Portions of this audiobook contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised. Playwright James Anthony Tyler was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, he received funding and creative support to develop hop thA A.

©2020 James Anthony Tyler (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Presented by The Online Stage Oliver Twist is the well-loved tale of an orphan, who starts life in a workhouse and finds himself embroiled in London's criminal underworld, before being saved by a kind gentleman who knows something of his surprising family history. A satire and social commentary as well as a page-turning yarn, full of grit, wit, and some of the most memorable characters in English Literature. The second published serialised novel by Charles Dickens, The British Library remarks that "it has proven to be one of the best-loved novels in the history of literature". Cast: Narrator and Sikes - Ben Lindsey-Clark Oliver - Sarah Bacaller Fagin - Graham Scott Mr. Bumble - Rob Goll Dodger - Amber Hegarty Nancy - Anna Grace Rose Maylie - Amanda Friday Dr. Losberne - David Prickett Harry Maylie - Mark Crowle-Groves Mrs. Corney - Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Maylie - Lillian Rachel Monks - Jeff Moon Charlie Bates - P. J. Morgan Grimwig - Max Gallo Audio edited by Ben Lindsey-Clark

Public Domain (P)2021 The Online Stage

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac, pièce écrite par Edmond Rostand en 1897, a renouvelé le théâtre d'alors. Certains ont voulu y voir le romantisme de "cape et d'épée", le panache, le courage qui stimulent un "renouveau moral", d'autres y ont vu la réconciliation des vertus du courage et de l'abnégation, sources "d'une force morale" qui prône la responsabilité de l'homme et de son destin... Mais par-delà tous ces débats, la clef du succès de Cyrano, comme celle d'ailleurs de toutes les "bonnes" pièces ne repose-t-elle pas dans cette constatation émerveillée de Jack London, qui en 1898 assistait à la première américaine de Cyrano, loin des états d'âme français : "Plusieurs morceaux semblent contenir mes propres pensées, mes propres sentiments." Cet enregistrement historique de 1955 présente une mise en scène de Pierre Hiegel, interprétée par les comédiens de la Comédie-Française en 1955. Le rôle de Cyrano y est tenu par Jean-Paul Coquelin, petit-fils de Constant Coquelin, premier interprète de Cyrano. Acte I : Une présentation à l'Hôtel de Bourgogne; Acte II : La rôtisserie des poètes; Acte III : Le baiser de Roxane; Acte IV : Les cadets de Gascogne; Acte V : La gazette de Cyrano. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.

©domaine public (P)2018 Frémeaux & Associés

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A Tribute to Hip-Hop and Shakespeare's Othello: "When the Knight Fell" - Part - 1: Clear's Rise

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When the Knight Fell is a literary version of the modern musical. Follow characters Clear, Ego, Cash, and Diamond on a theatrical odyssey inspired by the fictional tragedies of the Shakespeare cast Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio and Desdemona. Perceptions of race, class, and societal norms are all challenged here. Imagine Othello reincarnated as a white minority navigating through the predominantly African American hip-hop community and culture of today. This audiobook pays homage to a classic piece of literature by sparking our imagination and expanding our perspective. Author Christopher Gary Simmons elevates his unique style of spoken-word poetics by combining the story telling of William Shakespeare with the broken English of Langston Hughes. The rhythmic production used throughout the audiobook enhances the listening experience, creating a profound tribute to lyricists everywhere and our memory of the character Othello. This innovative project will move listeners to connect with Shakespeare's dramatic tale while being transported blissfully to a new level of melodic expression.

©2020 Christopher Gary Simmons (P)2021 Christopher Gary Simmons

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A Lesson Before Dying

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Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.

©2001 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

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Satan's Diary

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I’m the only one to have walked the cobblestones of the Most High. I’m the only one to have seduced a woman and made her walk away from everything she loved and cherished. I’m the only one who can convinced a person steadfast in their faith, to throw it all away for riches beyond their wildest dreams. My lust for power is unquenchable, and I will use every trick at my disposal to gain an advantage. Even if it means destroying a church leader and his family with delectable treats full of envy, pride, greed, and lust.

©2020 Steven Darrell Bates (P)2021 Steven Darrell Bates

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Exiles

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Exiles by James Joyce Presented by The Online Stage Exiles is the only play written by James Joyce. It draws material from "The Dead", the final story in his famous short stories collection, Dubliners. It centers around four individuals - Richard, Robert, Bertha, and Beatrice - and the complex romantic entanglements between them as tensions rise and relationships are tested. Cast: Richard Rowan - Lance Rasmussen Berta - Jo Palfi Beatrice Justice - Elizabeth Klett Robert Hand - Graham Scott Brigid/Fisherwoman - Linda Barrans Stage Directions/Archie - Leanne Yau Copyright 2021 by The Online Stage

Public Domain (P)2021 The Online Stage

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatized)

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A dynamic remastering of the second BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the Seventh to Fit the Twelfth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend.

The second original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh.

Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe....

Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore and a full supporting cast star in these BBC Radio 4 episodes.

Also included is a bonus 50-minute interview with Douglas Adams - who died in 2001 - in which he discusses his career and work.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Tom Stoppard: A BBC Radio Collection

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The collected BBC radio productions of the internationally renowned playwright Tom Stoppard. One of the giants of British theatre, Sir Tom Stoppard has been writing for the stage and screen for over 50 years. Full of wit, verbal brilliance and big ideas, his plays appeal to critics and audiences alike and are among the most studied works of the last century. Our collection contains the masterpiece, Arcadia, which won him an Olivier Award for Best Play and transferred to radio with the cast of the award-winning National Theatre production. It is followed by two of his most famous and best-loved dramas: the hilarious spoof whodunnit The Real Inspector Hound and the play that made Stoppard's name, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Also included is the bittersweet drama Dalliance, based on Arthur Schnitzler's play Liebelei. The troubled history of Stoppard's home country, Czechoslovakia, is explored in two thought-provoking plays. Rock 'n' Roll, about love, loyalty, compromise and music, was specially adapted for radio by Stoppard himself, with a new final scene and a soundtrack featuring artists such as, U2, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and The Velvet Underground. Its themes of resistance to totalitarianism are echoed in Professional Foul, dramatised by Stoppard from his award-winning BBC TV play and set in communist Prague. Stoppard also wrote numerous original radio plays, eight of which are featured here including; The Prix Italia-winning Albert's Bridge, In the Native State (later adapted as the stage play Indian Ink) and Darkside, based on the themes of Pink Floyd's classic album The Dark Side of the Moon. Among the multitude of stars in these dazzling dramas are Hugh Grant, Rufus Sewell, Bill Nighy, Felicity Kendal, Harriet Walter, Amaka Okafor, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, John Hurt, Bertie Carvel, Toby Jones, Penelope Keith, John Le Mesurier, Penny Downie, Anna Massey, Ron Cook, Ronny Jhutti, Mathew Baynton, Peggy Ashcroft and Timothy West.  Production credits: Written by Tom Stoppard. Text copyright 1964 (The Dissolution of Dominic Boot, M Is for Moon Among Other Things), 1966 (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank), 1967 (Albert's Bridge), 1968 (The Real Inspector Hound), 1970 (Where Are They Now?), 1977 (Professional Foul), 1982 (The Dog It Was That Died), 1986 (Dalliance), 1991 (In the Native State), 1993 (Arcadia), 2006 (Rock 'n' Roll), 2013 (Darkside). All rights reserved.   Arcadia - directed by David Benedictus. Original music composed by Jeremy Sands. The Real Inspector Hound - directed by Gordon House. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - directed by Emma Harding. Music arranged and performed by Clare Salaman, Philip Hopkins and Amelia Shakespeare from The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. Albert's Bridge - produced and directed by Charles Lefeaux. Where Are They Now? - produced by John Tydeman. If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank - produced by John Tydeman. The Dissolution of Dominic Boot - directed by Glyn Dearman. The Dog It Was That Died - produced by John Tydeman. Rock 'n' Roll - directed by Alison Hindell. Darkside - produced by James Robinson. Professional Foul - directed by Gordon House. Dalliance - directed by Jeremy Howe. Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler. Piano played by Steve Edis. M Is for Moon Among Other Things - directed by Paul Schlesinger. In the Native State - produced by John Tydeman. Excerpt from Up the Country by Emily Eden, read by Auriol Smith.

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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August: Osage County

4 ratings

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Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' darkly comic epic offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.

©2014 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2014 L.A. Theatre Works

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Incident at Vichy

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In a small and dark room, nine men are assembled under a shadowy pretext. As tension builds, the men are questioned: are they the sort of people that the new Nazi regime considers "inferior"?

(P)2002 L.A. Theatre Works

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Men's Health

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A visit to the urologist has never been more hilarious - or revealing - than in Men’s Health, a new comedy written by Daniel Goldfarb and directed by Scott Ellis. Adam (Tony® winner Santino Fontana) is a TV writer in search of a diagnosis for a very personal problem. He ends up half naked and fully freaked out in the exam room of Dr. Szabo (Tony and Emmy® winner Tony Shalhoub), a physician with a unique bedside manner offering some truly unorthodox treatment options. After several months of appointments, both patient and doctor begin to open up, sharing some of the most private parts of their lives. But when Adam decides to write about their relationship, Dr. Szabo discovers how frightening and freeing it feels to be truly exposed. Portions of this audiobook contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised. 

©2020 Daniel Goldfarb (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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State of Wonder

27 ratings

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A New York Times best seller Orange Prize nominee A Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year A Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Top Ten Best Books A Wellcome Trust Book Prize nominee. “Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.” (New York Times Book Review) Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Marina Singh is a research scientist at Vogel, a pharmaceutical institute in Minnesota, and inconveniently in love with her boss, Mr. Fox. When one of her colleagues is reported to have died while following up on the progress of a field team based in Brazil, Marina is dispatched by Mr. Fox to the Amazon to uncover the truth of his death. And his widow wants his effects.  She travels to Manaus, then down into the Amazonian delta, deep into the dense, dark, insect-infested jungle. The research team is looking into the development of a new miracle drug that could revolutionize Western society. A local tribe has the bark of a certain tree, it yields a substance which allows them to conceive late into middle age: many of the women are getting pregnant into their 60s and 70s.  The problem is that the team is taking too long: they have been silent for two years, and Marina has been tasked to find out what is holding back their progress. The second problem is more serious: the team is being headed up by the daunting figure of Annick Swenson, an eminent and fiercely uncompromising scientist who was once Marina’s colleague, and towards whom Marina has very complicated feelings. What Marina learns will change her life. In a novel that is packed with amazing twists and surprises, Ann Patchett returns with immense confidence to a broad canvas, teeming with atmosphere and characters and rich with narrative.  Remarkable events - fights with anacondas; encounters with cannibals; deaths; re-births - and profound moral decisions come together in a novel that will enthrall her many listeners and fans and is guaranteed to be a major best seller.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician’s Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthralling, innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder - a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love. 

©2011 Ann Patchett (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Hope Davis
Author: Ann Patchett
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Girls & Boys

146 ratings

Summary

When they met at an airport, it was love at first sight. But in time, everything collapsed. As an unnamed but unforgettable woman muses on her life—from meet cute to marriage and parenthood—her recollections inexorably build to a devastating truth. In this shattering performance, Carey Mulligan, star of the critically lauded drama An Education, captivates audiences with playwright Dennis Kelly’s harrowing ruminations on family, ambition, gender, and violence. An acclaimed Off-Broadway play, the gut-wrenching world of Girls & Boys now thrives as an Audible Theater production. After the play, this program includes an interview with Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, who shares the inspiration behind his work. Note: Girls & Boys is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence.

©2018 Dennis Kelly (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Narrator: Carey Mulligan
Author: Dennis Kelly
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

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Seven BBC radio full-cast productions of Noël Coward’s classic plays – plus bonus material including a profile of Coward and extracts from his diaries. 

Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day.

This collection brings together the very best radio adaptations of Coward’s works, encompassing sparkling comedies of manners 'Private Lives' and 'Hay Fever', farcical ghost story 'Blithe Spirit', and daring ménage à trois drama 'Design for Living'. Here, too, is his controversial first hit 'The Vortex'; the poignant 'Still Life' (the inspiration for the film Brief Encounter); and the semi-autobiographical 'Present Laughter'.

Among the star-studded cast are Helena Bonham-Carter, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Roger Allam, Harriet Walter, Paul Rhys, Stephanie Cole and Paul Scofield.

Also included is a BBC World Service profile of Noël Coward, comprising interviews, musical extracts and archive clips; and the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘From His Diaries’, featuring a selection of passages from Coward’s journal read by Simon Cadell.

Track listing:

1-2: Private Lives

3-4: Hay Fever

5-6: Blithe Spirit

7-10: Design for Living

11-12: The Vortex

13: Still Life

14-16: Present Laughter

17: Meridian: Noël Coward profile

18-20: Noël Coward - From His Diaries

Private Lives

Amanda…Helena Bonham-Carter

Elyot…Bill Nighy

Sibyl…Andrea Riseborough

Victor…Paul Ritter

Louise…AnnaRose Cattanach

Directed by Sally Avens

Hay Fever

Judith Bliss…Judi Dench

David Bliss…Michael Williams

Richard Greatham…Geoffrey Palmer

Marya Arundel…Celia Imrie

Jackie Coryton…Patricia Brake

Sandy Tyrell…Christopher Blake

Simon Bliss…Patrick Pearson

Sorel Bliss…Alison Reid

Qara…Patricia Hayes

Directed by Leslie Lawton

Blithe Spirit

Charles…Roger Allam

Madame Arcati…Maggie Steed

Elvira…Zoe Waites

Ruth…Hermione Gulliford

Dr Bradman…David Killick

Mrs Bradman…Tilly Tremayne

Edith…Natalie Cassidy

Directed by Philip Franks

Design for Living

Gilda…Cheryl Campbell

Otto…Alex Jennings

Leo…Michael Kitchen

Ernest Friedman…James Laurenson

Mr Birbeck…Alan Barker

Henry Carver…Bradley Lavell

Miss Hodge/Helen…Joanna Myers

Grace Torrence…Linda Marlowe

Directed by Ned Chaillet

The Vortex

Florence Lancaster…Harriet Walter

Nicky…Paul Rhys

Helen…Frances Jeater

Pawnie…John Rye

Clara Hibbert…Jenny Funnell

Tom Veryan…Robert Portal

David Lancaster…Peter Blythe

Bunty Mainwaring…Federay Holmes

Bruce Fairlight…Keith Drinkel

Preston…Pamela Grace

Directed by John Tydeman

Still Life

Laura Lesson…Amanda Root

Dr Alec Harvey…John Duttine

Myrtle Bagott…Stephanie Cole

Albert Godby…Trevor Peacock

Beryl Waters/Lady on Train…Sunny Ormonde

Stanley…Brian Parr

Dolly Messiter…Josephine Tewson

Bill…Richard Curnow

Johnny/Guard…Malcolm McKee

Directed by Sue Wilson

Present Laughter

Gary Essendine…Paul Scofield

Liz Essendine…Joy Parker

Monica Reed…Patricia Routledge

Joanna Lyppiatt…Fenella Fielding

Henry Lyppiatt…Alan Rowe

Morris Dixon…Bernard Joyner

Daphne Stillington…Miriam Margolyes

Lady Saltburn…Betty Huntley-Wright

Fred…Timothy Bateson

Miss Erikson…Diana Olsson

Roland Maule…David Timson

Produced by Ian Cotterell  

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Author: Noel Coward
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Have a Nice Day

129 ratings

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Have a Nice Day features a live multi-cast script reading captured over two evenings in October of 2018 at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.  Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter - and possibly his life.  President David Murray starts the day in crisis. He’s lost control of Congress, has to decide whether to run for a second term, and his wife and teenage daughter are barely talking to him. What’s more, the Angel of Death has sent a rather inept “repo man” who is at the foot of his bed, giving him only one more day to live.  Cast members include Justin Bartha, Irene Bedard, Annette Bening, Chris Cafero, Dick Cavett, Auli'i Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Robert King, Kevin Kline, and Robin Thede. 

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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Twelve Angry Men

8 ratings

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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. This audio also includes an interview with Reginald Rose's widow, Ellen, in which she talks about how her late husband came to write the original teleplay version of Twelve Angry Men.

©1984 Reginald Rose (P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Please Continue

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Based on the true story of renowned social psychologist Stanley Milgram, Please Continue recounts the infamous obedience experiments at Yale in the 1960s. In that study, participants were asked to administer strong electric shocks to a subject who gave the wrong answer to a question, not knowing that the shocks were fake, and they were the real subject of the study. The play examines how the experiments gave insight into the nature of authoritarianism and individual morality.  Includes an interview about science and ethics with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, a Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education, a Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty at the University of Southern California.  Please Continue is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.  Directed by Rosalind Ayres.  An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:  Tara Lynne Barr as Margaret Hopson Will Brittain as James Sanders Jake Green as Saul Dashoff Taj Jegaraj as Harold Burden Rob Morrow as Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr. James Scully as Mitchell Halverson III Mark Jude Sullivan as Francis Dunleavy Matthew Wolf as Dr. Stanley Milgram   Sound Effects Artist: Jeff Gardner. Script Supervisor, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Editor, Erick Cifuentes. Mixed by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.  Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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Evil Eye

23 ratings

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Evil Eye garnered an Audie Award for Original Work in 2020. Usha is convinced that the Evil Eye, a curse that brings continuous misfortune, was cast upon her daughter, Pallavi, in the womb. What else could have possibly left her driven, career-oriented daughter edging closer and closer to 30 without a prospective husband? Determined to set Pallavi on the right path, Usha arranges date after date with potential suitors - but after yet another setup fails, it seems her efforts are proving fruitless. But in an unexpected turn of events, Pallavi becomes her own matchmaker when she meets - and quickly falls for - Sandeep, a young Indian-American entrepreneur. And though she expects her mother will be elated with her finally finding a man, Pallavi is distraught and confused to find her mother growing increasingly suspicious of Sandeep’s motives...and his true identity.  Told through a series of phone calls and voicemails, this Audible Original penned by award-winning rising star playwright Madhuri Shekar transitions seamlessly from a light-hearted family dramedy to an unexpectedly supernatural thriller. With an endearing cast of well-rounded characters, sharp, natural dialogue, and a shocking edge-of-your-seat climax, Evil Eye is a can’t-miss tale about cultural miscommunications, family secrets, and the lingering echoes of trauma.  Playwright Madhuri Shekar was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Evil Eye. Please note: This audio contains strong language, distressing situations, and descriptions of abuse and violence that some listeners may find upsetting. Discretion is advised. 

©2019 Madhuri Shekar (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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The Hole in the Top of the World

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Walter Matthau stars in the story of a climate scientist trying to balance romance and research. The piece is both serious and surreal as Matthau removes the “fourth wall” while addressing the show’s recording engineer. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, Zeljko Ivanek and Valerie Landsburg. Directed by Shaun McLoughlin. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California, in June 1992.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Copenhagen

6 ratings

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941.

The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war. Danish physicist Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, live in Nazi-occupied Denmark; their visitor, Heisenberg, is German, the two old friends, now on opposing sides have between them the ability to change the course of history.

Frayn's Tony award-winning play imagines the three characters re-drafting the events of 1941 in an attempt to make sense of them. With Greta Scacchi as Margrethe Bohr, Simon Russell Beale as Niels Bohr and Benedict Cumberbatch as Werner Heisenberg. This new version of Copenhagen is adapted for radio and directed by Emma Harding.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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Arcadia

4 ratings

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Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier. Includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos and professor at the Cornell University School of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Kate Burton as Hannah Mark Capri as Chater Jennifer Dundas as Thomasina Gregory Itzin as Bernard Nightingale David Manis as Cpt. Brice Christopher Neame as Noakes and Jellaby Peter Paige as Valentine Darren Richardson as Augustus Kate Steele as Chloe Serena Scott Thomas as Lady Croom Douglas Weston as Septimus Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Arcadia is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Daniel Deronda

10 ratings

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Meeting by chance at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolyn's redeemer as she finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature after a loveless marriage. But Daniel's path was already set when he rescued a young Jewess from suicide. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot's final novel, is a remarkable work, encompassing themes of religion, imperialism and gender within its broad and fascinating scope. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

Author: George Eliot
Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
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The Pit

Summary

Alexander Kuprin prefaced his novel The Pit about the lives of early 20th century Russian prostitutes as follows, "I know many people will find this novel amoral and inappropriate, but nevertheless I dedicated it from the bottom of my heart to mothers and young people"  Indeed, the novel's publication was followed by an explosion of outrage. The "good" society accused Kuprin of slander and forever exiled him from its sitting rooms, charity auctions, and holiday balls. Progressive intellectuals winced and shuddered, but could not help admitting Kuprin had a point. As with the works of Marquis de Sade and George Sand, parents hid copies of the book from their children. But those who wanted to read the book found the way. Whether hated or admired, forbidden or applauded - one thing was certain: Kuprin's beautifully written, brutally realistic, vivid, and poignant novel left no one indifferent.  Gender inequality and sex trade are still alive today, in our world of supersonic speeds and instant information exchange, hidden behind the latest and greatest political, social, and technological innovation. Strip away the details of the era, and Kuprin's novel suddenly becomes very modern and topical, filled with archetypes that still exist today, and thought-provoking ideas that are bound to send your mind reeling.

©2014 TSK Group LLC (P)2019 TSK Group LLC

Narrator: Sky Wildmist
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Sakina's Restaurant

4 ratings

Summary

Sakina's Restaurant breathes new life into an age old story: the emotive tale of an immigrant coming to New York in pursuit of the American dream.  Actor, comedian, and writer Aasif Mandvi originally performed his Obie Award-winning solo show off-Broadway 20 years ago. This past October, the iconic play was reimagined and produced by Audible for a limited run at Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattan's West Village.  Recorded for an Audible-exclusive audience, listeners can forgo the price of admission and embark on the cross-cultural journey with Mandvi. Listen in as he seamlessly transitions from character to character, impersonating a teenage girl as she grapples with coming of age in New York under the roof of traditional Indian parents, and an older male restauranteur clinging to his heritage with the same remarkable ease.  Entertaining and intimate, this story of what it means to be an American was written long before immigration became an intensely polarizing issue. Today, it’s revival feels necessary if not urgent, and certainly as honest and refreshing as ever.  Written and performed by Aasif Mandvi.  Directed by Kimberly Senior.  Originally directed and developed by Kimberly Hughes. 

©2019 Aasif Mandvi (P)2019 AO Media, LLC

Narrator: Aasif Mandvi
Author: Aasif Mandvi
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Reasons to Be Pretty

Summary

What does it mean to be pretty? Do you really need someone to validate your appearance? Neil LaBute tackles our obsession with physical beauty head-on in a work nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Our production, directed by the playwright, includes original Broadway cast member Thomas Sadoski, whose acclaimed performance also earned aTony nomination. Includes a backstage conversation with Neil LaBute and the cast. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production featuring Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadoski, Gia Crovatin, and Josh Stamberg. Written and directed by Neil LaBute. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

©2008 Neil LaBute (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Neil LaBute
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Coming Back Alive

6 ratings

Summary

When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in 100-mile-per-hour winds and record 90-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can. One hundred fifty miles away, in Sitka, Alaska, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission. As the crew of the La Conte begin to die one by one, those sworn to watch over them risk everything to pull off the rescue of the century. Spike Walker's memoir of his years as a deckhand in Alaska, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James A. Michner as "masterful...will become the definitive account of this perilous trade, an addition to the literature of the sea." In Coming Back Alive, Walker has crafted his most devastating book to date. Meticulously researched through hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the survivors, this is the true account of the La Conte's final voyage and the relationship between Alaskan fishermen and the search and rescue crews who risked their lives to save them.

©2001 Spike Walker (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Author: Spike Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf

1 rating

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This groundbreaking work of literature was originally written as an extended choreopoem, debuted on Broadway in 1976, and is an upcoming star-studded movie. For the first time, it is brought to live in audio in this powerful and moving performance by one of the film's stars, acclaimed actress Thandie Newton. Playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange originally composed for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf in as a mesmerizingly original choreopoem. The New York Post called it "rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal." Now a new audiobook, it chronicles the interconnected lives of a group of women facing shatteringly difficult issues, and evokes the indomitable power of enduring hope and joy. Thandie Newton, from the movies Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, and W., captures each emotion with heartbreaking honesty in a fearless, passionate, and inspiring performance of the author's vivid and lyrical language. The New York Times says "Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message."

©1975, 1976, 1977 Ntozake Shange (P)2010 Audible, Inc

Narrator: Thandie Newton
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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All the Ways to Say I Love You

Summary

All the Ways to Say I Love You by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman, is a thoughtful, psychological solo play centered around the character Faye Johnson, performed by multi-award-winning actress Judith Light (Transparent, American Crime Story, Who's the Boss?). Reflecting on an event from her past, Johnson confronts the defining question of her life: What is the weight of a lie?  All the Ways to Say I Love You received its World Premiere production at the MCC Theater in September of 2016. MCC is under the leadership of Artistic Directors Robert Lupone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West.  Bonus content includes an Audible-exclusive conversation between director Leigh Silverman and actress Judith Light.

©2018 Neil LaBute (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Narrator: Judith Light
Author: Neil LaBute
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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The Innocence of Father Brown, Vol. 2

Summary

From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Theatre on the Air has dramatized G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories from The Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Starring J. T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players Included in Vol. 2: "The Invisible Man" - The inimitable Father Brown is called to help in the hunt for a mysterious killer, known only as an "invisible man". "The Wrong Shape" - Novelist Leonard Quinton has long been an eccentric, but his habits are driving his wife to the point of mania. When death finally comes to Quinton's unconventional home, it's fortunate that Father Brown and his good friend Flambeau are on hand. "The Sins of Prince Saradine": A dream holiday turns into a nightmare for Father Brown and his best friend, Flambeau. Why has the notorious Prince Saradine come to England, and who wants him dead? "The Hammer of God" - Norman Bohun is a man with many enemies, so it comes as no surprise when he's eventually murdered. But Father Brown's biggest problem is in identifying a killer who must possess superhuman strength.

©2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

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The Sixth Victim & Other Plays

Summary

A collection of new one-act plays, on such subjects as the fate of Jack the Ripper, just why Claudius killed Hamlet's father, the motives of an obsessive-compulsive killer with a computer fixation, a brother and sister at their father's funeral, and a 45-year marriage starting to come apart as the husband begins to forget his life. Written by the author of Coming Out, these five plays are a wonderful addition to any night of one-acts. This audiobook edition employs multiple readers for a more stage-like experience.

©2015 J.T. McDaniel (P)2016 Riverdale Books

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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William Shakespeare: An Invention in Four Acts

Summary

Performed by The Online Stage This play is a fictionalized account of the life of William Shakespeare, beginning from his humble origins in Stratford-upon-Avon with his wife, Anne Hathaway, to his life as a successful playwright in London. This play uses several biographical speculations about Shakespeare's life to tell a fascinating tale, such as his relationship with his wife (to whom he famously left his "second-best bed" in his will), his friendship with fellow playwright and competitor Christopher Marlowe, his interactions with Queen Elizabeth I, and even an extramarital dalliance with the queen's maid of honor, the two-timing temptress Mary Fitton (who is speculated to be the "Dark Lady" to whom Shakespeare refers in his sonnets). Clemence Dane is the nom de plume of Winifred Ashton, an English novelist and playwright, who is best known for her novel Regiment of Women and once won an Academy Award for best story. Cast: Narrator - Anna Grace William Shakespeare - Tom Saer Anne Hathaway - Grace Garrett Christopher Marlowe - Andy Harrington Mary Fitton - Leanne Yau Queen Elizabeth - Linda Barrans Mrs. Hathaway - Sarah Mitchell Henslowe - Alan Weyman Child - Becca Maggie Landlord - Graham Scott Hawker - Craig Franklin Drinking Man - Mark Crowle-Groves

Public Domain (P)2021 The Online Stage

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Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

3 ratings

Summary

Legal Immigrant is Alan Cumming's collection of musings on his experiences as a US citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today's America, featuring songs and stories that are as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Alan himself. The audio, recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is a smorgasbord of genres, styles, and tales. Replete with laughter, tears and, of course, provocation, featuring covers of songs made famous by a diverse array of musical legends.

©2019 Alan Cumming (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Narrator: Alan Cumming
Author: Alan Cumming
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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The Real Thing

1 rating

Summary

Henry may be the wittiest playwright of his generation, but he’s hopelessly naïve when it comes to understanding love and infidelity. Writing about betrayal is one thing, living with it is another. After Henry leaves his wife for another woman, he’s confronted with being the cuckold himself. Both dazzlingly clever and emotionally naked, Henry’s search for the “the real thing” in art and love demonstrates beautifully why both are worth the effort in the end.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Saint Joan

Summary

Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw Presented by The Online Stage According to George Bernard Shaw, Joan of Arc was in fact one of the first Protestant martyrs. She was one of the first apostles of nationalism, and the first French practitioner of Napoleonic realism in warfare. She also refused to accept the specific woman's lot, and dressed and fought and lived as men did. Shaw's exploration of the story of this ingenuous and eponymous heroine is set in six scenes and an epilogue, which takes place on 1456, when the church cleared Joan of the charge of heresy and condemned her accusers of corruption. The ghost of Joan appears and, later, an emissary from the year 1920, to announce Joan's canonization.  This production also includes a very condensed version of Shaw's lengthy preface.  Cast:  Narrator and Duchess de la Trémouille - Anna Grace Robert de Baudricourt, Sentry and Courcelles - Graham Scott   Joan - Amanda Friday Bertrand, D'Estivet and Gentleman - Jeff Moon Archbishop and First Assessor - David Stifel De la Trémouille, John de Stogumber and Executioner - Denis Daly Steward and Warwick - Alan Weyman La Hire, Second Assessor and English Soldier - Phil Benson Bluebeard and Ladvenu - David Shears Charles (Dauphin) - Tom Saer Dunois and Third Assessor - Andy Harrington Cauchon - Peter Tucker Inquisitor - Noel Badrian Page - Sarah Bacaller Audio edited by Denis Daly

Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage

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Nevada-Tan

1 rating

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Nevada-Tan is a genre-bending new play that introduces us to Nick, a young man who struggles to escape loneliness and isolation in the years following the tragic Columbine shooting of 1999. Nick’s quest leads to a decade-long fixation with Nevada-Tan, a Japanese schoolgirl who committed a horrific crime in Sasebo in 2004. Mixing horror and dark humor, Nevada-Tan is a shocking exploration of secrets, tragedy and obsession, thrilling listeners with its surprising twists and turns. Special thanks to Elena Truscott, Jake Adelstein, Ryan Murphy, Ethan Stern, Preston Copley, The Lark Play Development Center, Cara Masline, Dave Becky, Grace Parker, Rachel Abrams, and Beth Blickers. Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Nevada-Tan. Note: This play includes explicit language and depictions of violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised. 

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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Lenin's Embalmers

Summary

After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin orders two Jewish scientists to preserve Lenin’s body for all time. If they succeed, the rewards will be considerable. If not, it’s the gulag - or worse. Based on real events, Vern Theissen’s nimble dark comedy exposes the absurdities of Soviet life under Stalin. Lenin’s Embalmers is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Starring, in alphabetical order: JD Cullum as Vlad; Gregory Harrison as Lenin; Simon Helberg as Boris; Jon Matthews as Krasin; Rufus Sewell as Stalin; John Sloan as Agent 2; Mark Jude Sullivan as Agent 1; Jocelyn Towne as Nadia Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Recording Engineer and Editor, Erick Cifuentes. Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Directed by Martin Jarvis.

©2018 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2018 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Hard Problem

1 rating

Summary

Hilary believes fervently that consciousness is more than the sum of our biology. When she receives a position at a prestigious think tank, she develops a novel experiment to prove that humans are intrinsically altruistic, but the results are something she never anticipated.  Includes a post-show discussion with Mark Tramo, a neuroscientist, neurologist, and musician who is a professor in the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Music, and Letters & Science.  Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in November 2019. Director: Rosalind Ayres Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Eddie Cahill as Jerry Rosie Fellner as Julia Adhir Kalyan as Amal Julian Morris as Spike Hannah Murray as Hilary Desirée Mee Jung as Bo Moira Quirk as Cathy, Ursula Alex Wyndham as Leo Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist: Brian DeShazor. Production Manager: Erica R. Christensen. Editor: Mitchell Lindskoog.

©2020 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

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Speed the Plow

1 rating

Summary

Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he's forced to choose between his loyal friend's sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl's art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: David Mamet
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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Reasons to Be Happy

Summary

In the sequel to Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent return a little older, but not necessarily wiser. And don’t worry if you haven’t met them before - there’s more than enough humor and humanity to usher you into the second act of their lives. Includes a backstage conversation with Neil LaBute and the cast. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production featuring Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadoski, Gia Crovatin, and Josh Stamberg. Written and directed by Neil LaBute. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

©2013 Neil LaBute (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Neil LaBute
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Summary

An easy-going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle aunts have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar.

Public Domain (P)2020 Eternal Classics

Narrator: Joseph Kent
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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After Anatevka: Live

3 ratings

Summary

A special live performance to satisfy Fiddler on the Roof fans who have long wondered what became of Tevye’s beloved family. Experience an enthralling performance featuring a cast of rising Broadway stars who join actress and author Alexandra Silber in celebrating the Audible release of After Anatevka, the sweeping historical novel she wrote about Tevye’s second-eldest daughter, Hodel. Silber’s fascination with Hodel began when she played her in a production of Fiddler in London’s West End. Actors often write a backstory for the characters they play so they can fully imagine and embody them onstage. But Silber was more interested in Hodel’s fate than her history. “I had never played a character who felt so much like me,” she says. “I felt responsible for what happened to her after she boards the train to Siberia to join her revolutionary fiancé Perchik.” Originally commissioned by Symphony Space, a form of this concert was produced in March 2017. After Anatevka Live brings to life dramatic excerpts from Silber’s novel with five original songs by contemporary composer and lyricist teams, plus two much-loved songs from Fiddler and one gem that was cut from the final song book. Directed by Carolyn Cantor with musical direction by Ben Moss and an introduction from Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick, this is a charming and magical event for any lover of musical theater.  Cover art photo by Michael Kushner 

©2018 Alexandra Silber (P)2018 AO Media LLC

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The Stuarts

1 rating

Summary

Eleven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stuart royals. Under the Stuarts, Britain entered the modern world. But with great change came turmoil, and for 111 years, the Stuart monarchs faced dynastic struggles, religious conflict, the rise of parliamentary democracy - and civil war. These dramas chart that turbulent epoch through its royal family, from Mary, Queen of Scots to the ‘last Stuart’, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s daughter Charlotte. It Came In with a Lass - 1561. Arriving in mist-shrouded Scotland, Queen Mary must quickly distinguish her friends from her enemies. Starring Jeany Spark as Mary. To Make the Plough Go Before the Horse - James I’s life and reign told through his relationships, from his first love, Esme, to his last favourite, George Villiers. Starring Bill Paterson as James I and VI. A World of Fools and Knaves - Henrietta Maria, Charles I's Catholic queen, watches her husband fail to keep hold of the reins of government. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. This War Without an Enemy - Only on the morning of his execution can Charles I begin to understand the events that brought him to to the scaffold. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. Charles II, Part One: Through the World in Various Fortune - When news of Oliver Cromwell's death reaches Brussels, the exiled Charles II plots his return. Starring Jamie Parker as Charles II. Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days - Charles II plots to confound parliamentary reformers and secure the throne for his brother. Starring Pip Torrens as Charles II. James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World - 1688. After just four years as King, James II flees England in the Glorious Revolution. How did it all go so wrong? Starring James Fleet as James II. William III and Mary II: To Have and to Hold - Dutch William marries his Stuart cousin for reasons of politics, not passion - but their partnership proves crucial when it comes to ruling England. Starring Mark Edel-Hunt as William III and Elaine Cassidy as Mary. Queen Anne: Myself Alone - Queen Anne must abandon long-held allegiances to command parliament’s loyalty and rule with authority. Starring Fenella Woolgar as Queen Anne. Bonnie Prince Charlie: Who Dares to Be Free - Charles Edward Stuart, the ‘Young Pretender’, risks everything for the Stuart name. Starring Blake Ritson as Charles. Charlotte Stuart: The Last Stuart - Is Charlotte Stuart as driven as her predecessors, or the last victim of the Stuart curse? Starring Kate O’Flynn as Charlotte. Produced and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, Sasha Yevtushenko, Marc Beeby and Gemma Jenkins.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Hamlet

Summary

"The Tragedy of Hamlet", Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and is considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others". It was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879. It has inspired many other writers - from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Charles Dickens to James Joyce and Iris Murdoch - and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella". Among the most significant works William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Orpheus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest, Venus and Adonis, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale and many more.

©2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing (P)2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

Narrator: Mark Bowen
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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Gulf War and Black

Summary

Gulf War and Black are two one-act plays by acclaimed American author Joyce Carol Oates.Gulf War: An affluent young couple entertains an older couple for an evening of cocktails and politics during the Gulf War. But as the evening continues, the conversation take a bizarre and absurd tone.Black: In this evening of cocktails and dinner, a couple anxiously awaits the arrival of an ex-husband. As the wine glass are drained, the evening becomes dark and intense, revealing the true colors of the characters in this eerie love triangle.This full cast production stars: Edward Asner, Stephanie Dunnam, Rif Hutton, Nan Martin, and Joe Spano.

(P)1993 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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This Is Our Youth

Summary

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager, the original cast was reunited for this exclusive L.A. Theatre Works performance of This is Our Youth. In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, three pot-smoking teenagers are resoundingly rejecting the 1960s ideals of their affluent parents. In hilarious and bittersweet detail, This is Our Youth follows 48 turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost souls at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Red

Summary

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. A 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

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The Legends of Robin Hood

2 ratings

Summary

Hero. Outlaw. Faithful. Rogue. Champion. Vigilante.  How do you fight for justice when the laws are unjust?  Where are the lines between a righteous cause and hate-filled revenge?  The child of a reputable family and a faithful son of the Church, Robert of Locksley had no intention of becoming an outlaw. But the relentless cruelty and tyranny by the elite nobility of England demanded that someone rise up to give answer. And so Robert of Locksley became Robin Hood, a man thrown into a fierce struggle to balance his deep faith with a call to action in a violent age. Featuring over 60 actors, cinematic sound, and original music, The Legends of Robin Hood is an exciting 12-part audio drama from the award-winning Augustine Institute. Bold and inspiring, the Augustine Institute's audio dramas take storytelling to a whole new level of sound that quickens the imagination and inspires the heart.

©2019 Augustine Institute (P)2019 Augustine Institute

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Our Lady of 121st Street

1 rating

Summary

In this recent Off-Broadway hit, a group of old friends find themselves at Harlem's Ortiz Funeral Home to mourn the death of a beloved nun from their childhood. As they bounce off of each other with old hurts and the harsh realities of grown-up life, a murder mystery (and a few lives) begins to unravel. Hilarious, raunchy, and ultimately very touching, Stephen Adly Guirgis is a new voice to be celebrated.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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Until the Flood

1 rating

Summary

Until the Flood is the latest riveting Audible Original theatrical event, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, The Gimmick, Beauty’s Daughter).  Inspired by extensive interviews following the 2014 shooting of Black teenager Michael Brown by white Police Officer Darren Wilson, Orlandersmith gives equal voice and embodies the many faces of a community haunted by injustice in a country yearning for change.  Until the Flood is a tour de force solo performance that explores the dark forces of American history, race, and politics that exploded in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and sent shock waves across the nation.  The stage production of Until the Flood was commissioned by the Repertory Theatre of St Louis and directed by Neel Keller. Sound design and original music by Justin Ellington. Produced by the Arcola Theatre, London, United Kingdom, in 2019.  Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Stage Edinburgh Award.  Warning: This play includes scenes that some listeners may find upsetting. Strong language is used throughout.

©2020 Dael Orlandersmith (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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The Woman Who Laughed

Summary

Nell Ryder is a sardonic and urbane school teacher transplanted to small-town Michigan in Joyce Carol Oates’ play. But when she gets into a dispute with an aggrieved parent, Nell finds herself accused of impropriety with one of her adolescent charges.  A BBC co-production. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Edward Asner as Towers, Lindsay Crouse as Madge, Ethan Glazer as Joey Eaton, Harold Gould as Pitts, Kaitlin Hopkins as Nell, Gary Kroeger as Gil, Jarrett Lennon as Billy, Lana McKissack as Darlene, Marian Mercer as Mrs. Eaton, Tom Virtue as Tuttle. Directed by Gordon House. Recorded before a live audience at the KCRW Studios, Santa Monica in September of 1994.

©1994 Joyce Carol Oates (P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works

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Feeding the Dragon

7 ratings

Summary

For a book-obsessed kid with a big imagination and a flair for drama, could anything be luckier than living in a library? Capturing her remarkable childhood and its impact, Sharon Washington's autobiographical Off-Broadway show brings its sense of wonder and bittersweet realism into your home and heart as an enthralling audio experience. Only from Audible, Feeding the Dragon celebrates the role of books in opening Washington's mind to worlds of possibilities - including a career in acting. As part of our mission to offer listeners outstanding performances in contemporary theater, we are thrilled to present acclaimed stage actor Washington’s debut as a playwright. Intimate and emotionally nuanced, Sharon Washington's reckoning of childhood, race, and memory is, as one listener says, a "feast for the creative soul." 

©2018 Sharon Washington (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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When A Man's A Man

1 rating

Summary

This classic Western story takes place on a cattle ranch. When a mysterious stranger comes walking into town seeking employment at the Cross-Triangle Ranch, life changes for these simple country folk. The stranger goes by the name Honorable Patches, and throughout the book his tumultuous past and his intentions for coming out West are revealed. Patches is put to the test many times by the other employees, including the caretaker, Phil Acton, and the owner, Dean Baldwin. As Patches continues to prove his worth, the ranch employees learn the importance of a natural life and its role in what it means to be a man. Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944) was a Disciples of Christ minister. He traveled extensively and wrote about the goodness of mankind. After authoring That Printer of Udell's - a book that inspired Ronald Reagan - he wrote The Shepherd of the Hills, which has sold more than one million copies. Wright's ongoing battle with tuberculosis led him to settle in Imperial Valley, California, where he wrote The Winning of Barbara Worth. The following books are published by Pelican as a set: A Harold Bell Wright Trilogy: The Shepherd of the Hills, The Calling of Dan Matthews, and God and the Grocery Man.

©2015 Books In Motion (P)2015 Books In Motion

Narrator: David Sharp
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Julius Caesar

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Experience Julius Caesar as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.If school turned you off Shakespeare, find out what you've been missing all these years with this beautifully crafted audio presentation. From the creators of SmartPass audio education study guides, voted third in a national poll to find the UK's favourite audibook (2008). Winners of three Spoken Word Awards for Best Drama (2004), Best Original Audio, and Best Publishing Initiative (2005).

©2009 SmartPass Ltd (P)2009 SmartPass Ltd

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Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett's three classic BBC Radio full-cast dramas:

Kafka's Dick,

Forty Years On, and

An Englishman Abroad.

Kafka's DickAlison Steadman, Richard Griffiths, and Nigel Anthony star in this BBC Radio 4 version of Alan Bennett's acclaimed comedy drama, described by the Daily Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds as "Pure joy". Bennett's brilliantly clever comedy not only examines the relationship between life and art, but also asks, What was Kafka's embarrassing little problem?

Forty Years OnAlan Bennett stars in the production of his own acclaimed satirical comedy about a headmaster of Albion House who is retiring and takes part in the end-of-year entertainment for the last time. It also stars Robert Bathurst and Eleanor Bron.

An Englishman AbroadMichael Gambon and Penelope Wilton star as Guy Burgess and Coral Browne in this BBC Radio full-cast drama based on a real-life chance encounter in 1958 between the world famous spy and a Shakespearean actress.

Clever, funny, and poignant, Alan Bennett's masterful plays are rightly regarded as modern classics.

©2005 BBC Audiobooks, Ltd. (P)2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

Narrator: full cast
Author: Alan Bennett
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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Denial

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In a contest of intellect and wills, Abby Gersten, a tenacious civil liberties attorney, defends a right-wing Holocaust denier, arguing her case against a young, committed Jewish federal prosecutor. But Abby may have to sacrifice everything to prove that Truth and Justice do not always go hand in hand. Performed by a full cast starring Stephanie Zimbalist, Harold Gould, David Clennon, Tim DeKay, John Randolph, and Kimberly Scott.

(P)1999 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Author: Peter Sagal
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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The Busy World Is Hushed

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With wisdom, humor and insight, The Busy World Is Hushed examines the contradictions we find in our faith, our families, and ourselves. Hannah, a widowed Episcopal minister, is hoping to translate a long-lost gospel when she is challenged by both her scholarly assistant and her wayward gay son. But when family secrets are revealed, only the intercession of a stranger can help Hannah find peace.

(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Author: Keith Bunin
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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Titus Andronicus is believed to be Shakespeare's first tragedy and the revenge play is among the most violent and bloody of his canon. The story tells of a famous Roman general engaged in a cycle of revenge with his opponents. The version is abridged and adapted into plain English. This is a theatrical audio production by a full cast. It is completed with extensive interpretation including scene setting, the relationship between Titus Andronicus and Shakespeare's other works, interpretation of the key monologues and speeches of the play in Shakespearian language, detail on historical staging and study guide context, as well as details on this specific adaptation by the playwright Hazel Jeffs.  As such, this is a useful guide for anyone diving deeper into Shakespeare - whether as a student or an enthusiast. This version includes substantial additional material including analysis of the play, study guide questions, analysis of key questions, notes on historical staging, and how this play fits into the Shakespeare canon.

©2021 Oxted Press (P)2021 Oxted Press

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Molly Sweeney (Dramatized)

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Molly Sweeney, by the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, tells the story of married couple Molly and Frank, who live in a remote Irish village. Molly has been blind since birth, but now a surgeon - Mr. Rice - believes he may be able to restore her sight. In a series of interwoven monologues, Molly Sweeney takes us into the minds of three people with very different expectations of what will happen when Molly regains her vision.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Brian Friel
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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A Streetcar Named Desire

11 ratings

Summary

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3's landmark production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece.

Tennessee Williams' iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her explosive brother-in-law, Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche's fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley's already turbulent relationship....

Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams' tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path.

Tennessee Williams' 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella.

Cast: Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner Stanley: Matthew Needham Mitch: John Heffernan Steve: David Sturzaker Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway Pablo: John Dougal Mexican Woman: Leila Arias Collector: Tom Forrister Nurse: Georgie Glen

Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell.

Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Jesus Hopped the A Train

1 rating

Summary

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.

(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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Sea Wall / A Life

19 ratings

Summary

Meet Alex, a photographer on a holiday with his family in the south of France. Meet Abe, a music producer with a baby on the way. Two men - both fathers, husbands, and sons - take us on a journey you will never forget. The finest actors of their generation, Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday in the Park with George) and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge (1984), had audiences roaring to their feet during the sold-out Broadway engagement. Now Sea Wall / A Life, a dramatic exploration of transformative love and devastating loss, comes to Audible.

©2020 Simon Stephens and Nick Payne (P)2020 AO Media, LLC.

Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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The Neil Simon Collection

Summary

Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights. Barefoot in the Park: Newlyweds move into a new apartment with no furniture, the wrong paint, a leaking skylight, and wacky neighbors! A classic comedy! Performed by Laura Linney, Eric Stoltz, et al. The Odd Couple: Two legendarily mismatched roommates bring down the house in this classic comedy by America’s most successful playwright. Performed by Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, et al. Plaza Suite: This hilarious comedy follows three brief encounters in the same suite at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Performed by Ed Asner, Richard Dreyfuss, et al. The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Fast-moving dialog with nonstop Simon quips and jokes performed extremely well by two fine actors. Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, et al. California Suite: Four couples separately inhabit the same Beverly Hills hotel suite, bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas. Performed by Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Davison, Marsha Mason, and Amy Pietz. Chapter Two: Comedy and pathos mingle brilliantly in this portrait of a widowed novelist who fears he’ll never love again. Performed by David Dukes, Sharon Gless, Gates McFadden, and Grant Shaud. Brighton Beach Memoirs: In Simon’s first installment of his darkly funny semiautobiographical Eugene Trilogy, we meet his family in 1930s Brooklyn. Performed by Jonathan Silverman, et al. Biloxi Blues: The second hilarious installment of the trilogy follows a naïve Eugene Jerome through boot camp. Performed by Justine Bateman, et al. Broadway Bound: In the final installment of the trilogy, Eugene and his brother, Stanley, pair up to break into the world of comedy writing. Performed by Dan Castellaneta, et al. Lost in Yonkers: Set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. Performed by Dan Castellaneta, et al.

©2010 Neil Simon (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

Summary

There is no general consensus about how Shakespeare "should" be played. There are no rules. But, while the Bard created superhuman characters and placed them in situations that stretch the imagination to its limits, he also provided his actors with the keys to playing them. In A Shakespearean Actor Prepares, actor, director and teacher Adrian Brine teams up with celebrated actor Michael York to reveal these keys. In pointing out sources of energy in Shakespeare's plays, they make it possible for an actor to galvanize his fantasy - and liberate his talent. Shakespeare knew more about the art of acting and the art of theater than any other playwright. Discover his secrets in this remarkable guide.

©2000 Adrian Brine (P)2009 Phoenix

Narrator: Michael York
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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The Storm

Summary

Translated by Constance Garnett Although his work has somewhat fallen into obscurity, Alexander Ostrovsky (1823-1886) is considered to be one of the greatest of Russian dramatists. He was one of the pioneers of a realistic style, which later found exponents in celebrated European dramatists like Ibsen and Strindberg. Of Ostrovsky's 47 plays, one of the best known is The Storm, the portrait of an idealistic young woman trapped in a world of crushing and venal orthodoxy. The Storm formed the basis of Janacek's opera, Katya Kabanova. Featuring: Marty Krz as Vanya Kudriash and First Person John Burlinson as Savil Prokofievitch Dikoy Robert Curran as Boris Grigorievitch Bob Neufeld as Kuligin Jennifer Fournier as Feklusha, Old Woman and a Woman Erin Marie White as Katerina Kabanova and Glasha Aisling Gray as Marfa Ignatievna Kabanova David Shears as Tihon Kabanov Terah Tucker as Varvara and Denis Daly as the Narrator, Shapkin, and Second Person. Music composed and performed by Marty Krz. Audio edited by Denis Daly.

Public Domain (P)2021 Voices of Today

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Henrik Ibsen

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Often described as ‘the father of realism’, Henrik Ibsen was a pioneer of modernist drama. He influenced playwrights as diverse as George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde and is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. Included in this collection are adaptations of his tragicomic masterpiece The Wild Duck, his complex and compelling play Rosmersholm, the epic drama Brand and the tragedy John Gabriel Borkman. Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is relocated to 1879 India in Tanika Gupta’s Audio Drama Award-winning dramatisation, while the provocative and scandalous Ghosts is adapted by Richard Eyre, with the cast of his Olivier Award-winning Almeida Theatre production. Also featured are vibrant dramatisations of Hedda Gabler, whose desperate heroine is trapped in a suffocating marriage; The Lady from the Sea, about a woman torn between security and passion; and An Enemy of the People, in which a whistleblower reveals an inconvenient truth and is vilified for it. The casts of these stunning dramas include David Threlfall, Nicholas Farrell, Helen Baxendale, Indira Varma, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Serena

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Witty and refreshingly candid, lovely Serena has been capturing hearts young and old alike. Her guardian uncle worries, though, that at 23 she will soon become a spinster. He wants a better life for her than that, but she doesn't want to make a match without her heart being in it. And none of the men courting her have touched her heart - not Warren, the old friend who woos her even as he eyes other women; certainly not Eustace, the minister concerned more with appearances than compassion; not even Freddy, perhaps the most ardent of her suitors but at 19 still a puppy. Then Freddy's uncle, the handsome Lord Pendleton, arrives to extract his nephew from the woman he expects Serena to be - one interested only in wealth and a title. When he refuses to believe that, far from trying to ensnare Freddy, she has been urging him to return to Oxford, her ire gets the better of her. She decides to let his lordship stew in his own juices. And when it becomes clear Lord Arrogant's plan is to get her to change her course from Freddy to himself, feisty Serena sets her own course.

©2014 Claudy Conn (P)2014 Claudy Conn

Author: Claudy Conn
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Mala

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An utterly unsentimental journey toward the end of life, Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in the moment. Grounded in distinctive emotional language and sharp humor, this powerful one-woman show written and performed by Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) dances between a mother’s growing frailty and a daughter’s quest for grace—all set during an epic Boston winter. Rather than depict a right way, the play opens the door for conversation regarding our universal struggle to support those we love in dying, especially when all we’ve ever focused on is surviving. Funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic, Mala—which won the Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play in 2017—puts a sharp focus on what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed. MALA was written with the support of the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program, administered in partnership with Howlround. MALA was originally produced by Arts Emerson. Special thanks to P Carl, David Dower, Peter DuBois and the Huntington Theatre Company. 

©2019 Melinda Lopez (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Narrator: Melinda Lopez
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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The Winter's Tale

Summary

Eve Best, Danny Sapani and Shaun Dooley star in this modern, riveting and magical production of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. The Winter's Tale treads new dramatic ground embracing tragedy, poetry, folklore, magic realism, music, comedy and the infamous stage direction 'exit pursued by a bear'. One of Shakespeare's mesmerising later productions, it is often considered a 'problem play' as it starts with a tragedy and ends in a romance.  The story starts with the consuming jealousy of King Leontes of Sicilia towards his wife Hermione and his childhood friend King Polixenes of Bohemia. Believing they are lovers and the child she is carrying is illegitimate, Leontes begins a destructive path: the breaking of his marriage and the abandonment of his child.  What seems hopeless, tragic and irreconcilable changes in act two where jealousy and actions arouse a passionate sense of honour, love, justice and self-sacrifice in members of his court and family. The baby, Perdita, is raised by a shepherd, unaware of her royal heritage. It seems she will never discover the truth of her birth, but when Prince Florizel sees her and falls in love, it seems fate has other ideas....  This production brings together a star cast and includes an original folk music score by award-winning musicians Lisa Knapp and Tim Van Eyken.  Production Credits Written by William Shakespeare Music composed by Tim Van Eyken and singer Lisa Knapp Director: David Hunter First Broadcast BBC Radio 4 on 1st May 2016 as part of The Shakespeare Sessions series Cast List Leontes - Danny Sapani Hermione - Eve Best Polixenes - Shaun Dooley Camillo - Karl Johnson Paulina - Susan Jameson Shepherd - Paul Copley Perdita - Faye Castelow Autolycus - Tim Van Eyken Florizel - Will Howard Mamillius - Charlie Brand Archidamus - Sean Baker Antigonus - Brian Protheroe Clown - Sam Rix Emilia - Scarlett Brookes Cleomenes - Richard Pepple Dion - Nick Underwood First Lady - Adie Allen Mopsa - Nicola Ferguson First Lord - James Lailey Mariner - Sargon Yelda Officer - Ewan Bailey

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Waiting on Zapote Street

Summary

Winner of the 2018 Latino Books into Movies Award, Drama TV Series As the winds of revolution blow through Cuba, Laura Ocampo, a restless university student, defies her upbringing and becomes a supporter of Fidel Castro's rebels. When the hated Batista flees the country, she joins the thousands pouring into the streets to cheer as the bearded rebels, in the backs of trucks, roll into Havana in victory. Laura finds true love with a handsome revolutionary named Rio, and despite her family's pleas, they marry and start a family. But as the government becomes repressive, then brutal, she convinces Rio to leave Cuba while he still can. She plans to follow with their children, but a cruel twist of fate prevents their escape. As the country deteriorates, Laura must fight to protect and provide for her children while continuing to seek a way out. Separated by world politics and the communist regime, Rio and Laura are forced into things they had never imagined - including Santeria and organized crime - in order to survive. The one last chance to reunite their family will be greatest test of courage Laura has ever faced.

©2015 Betty Viamontes (P)2020 Betty Viamontes

Narrator: Petra Morales
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Hotel

Summary

Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to Hotel: A Comedy Play and learn about the guests at The Hotel Pour DohDoh.

©2018 Andra Geismann (P)2021 Andra Geismann

Length: 22 mins
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Pressure

Summary

A Scottish meteorologist locks horns with his American counterpart as both men try to convince General Dwight D. Eisenhower that they can accurately predict the atmospheric conditions needed to launch the greatest amphibious assault in the history of mankind - the D-Day invasion.   Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in October 2019.  Director: Martin Jarvis Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Jonathan Cake as Group Captain James Stagg Josh Cole as Lieutenant Andrew Carter Sarah Drew as Kay Summersby Mike McShane as Colonel Irving P. Krick James Morrison as General Dwight D. Eisenhower Darren Richardson as Electrician, Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Commander Franklin André Sogliuzzo as General “Tooey” Spaatz, Lieutenant Battersby Matthew Wolf as Admiral Bertram Ramsay, Hamilton  Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Brian DeShazor Production Manager: Erica R. Christensen Editor: Mitchell Lindskoog

©2019 David Haig (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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Oh, Cherry Ripe

Summary

Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away. Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enchanting governess? And Cherry, playing at being a governess was smitten by the handsome, cavalier Lord Westbrooke. His stolen kisses left her breathless - yet, he was betrothed to another. Whatever was a love struck governess to do?

©2012 Claudy Conn (P)2014 Claudy Conn

Narrator: Valerie Gilbert
Author: Claudy Conn
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini: Expert Book Review & Analysis

Summary

Expert Book Reviews presents a comprehensive review, analysis and plot summary of Khaled Hosseini's novel And the Mountains Echoed. This is an epic tale set in the mold of Doctor Zhivago, in which the lives of the characters are determined, often tragically, by great historical circumstances and events that they are powerless to control. Khaled Hosseini's story tells of a little Afghan girl's unlikely journey with her family. And the Mountains Echoed is a love story of a different kind. Pari, as she is named, is loved by her older brother beyond words. When she is torn from him and her family at the tender age of three, the stage is set for the suspense that will last as long as the story: will they ever meet again? No amount of factual history can give as deep and vivid a sense of the reality of Afghanistan in the last seventy years as this story gives. Likewise, no mere reporting or film documentary can give as lucid an account of the cruel decisions forced on people living on the verge of destitution, of the nuances and characteristics of such an ancient, complex and reactionary, but proud country as Afghanistan. It's no wonder that empires, past and present, floundered in their attempts to conquer her. As it was for Hosseini's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Afghanistan is just the setting, the background, for a profound exploration of the human soul, its capacity for good and evil, paradoxically often at the same time and by the same person.

©2013 Expert Book Reviews (P)2013 Expert Book Reviews

Narrator: John Steele
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Hamlet

Summary

"The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play seems to have been one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most-filmed story after Cinderella". The protagonist of "Hamlet" is Prince Hamlet of Denmark, son of the recently deceased King Hamlet, and nephew of King Claudius, his father's brother and successor. The play opens on a cold night on the ramparts of Elsinore, the Danish royal castle. The sentries Bernardo and Marcellus and Hamlet's friend Horatio encounter a ghost that looks like the late King Hamlet. They vow to tell Prince Hamlet what they have witnessed... This is a detailed summary of the play, retold in today's language.

©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir

Narrator: Katie Haigh
Length: 34 mins
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Doctor Who - Dust Breeding

Summary

On 19th century Earth, artist Edvard Munch hears an infinite scream pass through nature. Centuries later his painting of that scream hangs in a gallery on the barren dust world Duchamp 331. Why is there a colony of artists on a planet that is little more than a glorified garage? What is the event that the passengers of the huge, opulent pleasure cruiser 'Gallery' are hoping to see? And what is hidden in the crates that litter the cargo hold? The Doctor's diary indicates that the painting is about to be destroyed in 'mysterious circumstances', and when he and Ace arrive on Duchamp 331, those circumstances are well underway. Written by Mike Tucker. Directed by Gary Russell.

©2001 Big Finish Productions (P)2001 Big Finish Productions

Author: Mike Tucker
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Absent Forever

1 rating

Summary

A bright and politically engaged college student goes missing after a demonstration turns violent. But as her grieving mother begins her search, she uncovers a dark side to her daughter that she never knew existed. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring John de Lancie, Kaitlin Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Al Ruscio, and Jennifer Warren. Directed by Peggy Shannon and recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

©2014 L.A Theatre Works (P)2015 L.A Theatre Works

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Stories by Heart

21 ratings

Summary

What if a world-famous actor came to your home to read you a bedtime story? In the case of John Lithgow, he’d be reading you selections from his own cherished childhood volume of Tellers of Tales, a famous collection of 100 short stories from all over the world. In the Lithgow household, bedtime stories from this anthology were read aloud to John and his siblings by their father, Arthur Lithgow. It is only fitting then that towards the end of his father’s life, Lithgow read these same stories back to his father, tapping into the power of art to comfort, heal, and transcend. These stories and remembrances form the basis of Lithgow’s most recent Broadway production, Stories by Heart, with each act anchored by dramatic readings of The Haircut by Ring Lardner and Uncle Fred Flits By by P. G. Wodehouse. In this Audible Original, you will also hear Lithgow narrate a third tale from the anthology, The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs. Stories by Heart is a stunning tribute to a father from a son, performed by a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actor, and now it is available to you, only from Audible. Please note: "Haircut" by Ring Lardner is included by kind permission of the Estate of Ring Lardner. "Uncle Fred Flits" By by P. G. Wodehouse is included by kind permission of the Estate of P. G. Wodehouse and taken from his collection of short stories, Young Men in Spats (1936). 

©2018 John Lithgow (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Narrator: John Lithgow
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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True West

13 ratings

Summary

Kit Harington (Games of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast) smolder and burn as sparring brothers in Sam Shepard’s darkly comic 1980 drama. The Cain and Abel conflict is a showdown of sibling rivalry, to be sure, but also bears witness to a legacy of booze-fueled family brawls. As Harington and Flynn duel it out, they bring a cagey, wiry energy to director Matthew Dunster’s West End revival of this Pulitzer Prize finalist. The portrait of the estranged pair is a riveting study in contrasts as Harington’s successful screenwriter and Flynn’s scheming grifter explosively collide in the California desert. The scorched, arid setting is more than just a backdrop; its expanse and emptiness make it a palpable presence in a play about wounded masculinity and broken dreams.  The live theatre production of True West was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, United Kingdom, in 2019. It was produced by Joseph Smith and John Brant for Smith & Brant Theatricals and James Bierman for Empire Street Productions.    Portions of this audio drama contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised.  

©2019 Sam Shepard (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Author: Sam Shepard
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Four by L'Amour (Dramatized)

3 ratings

Summary

This set contains four thrilling dramatizations of Louis L'Amour's short stories, featuring all the excitement of the authentic West, the fierce passion and determination of the men and women who dared to tame the rugged terrain and call it their home, the villains who threaten their dreams, and all those who sought their own destinies across a vast western landscape. Each story is presented with rousing music, authentic sound effects, and a full cast, bringing to life the flavor of the Old West, and transporting the listener back to that uniquely American era of history. This collection includes "No Man's Man", "Get Out of Town", "McQueen of the Tumbling K", and "Booty For A Badman".

©2006 Random House Audio (P)2006 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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The Valley of the Giants

Summary

In the summer of 1850, a topsail schooner delivered a man to a forested California coast. The man swung his pack to his broad, powerful back and strode resolutely into the timber. The man was John Cardigan, the first pioneer in that lonely land. This is the story of Cardigan and his son Bryce. John is to experience love, great accomplishment, and ruin. But when his sire falls, Bryce takes up the fight to save his heritage, not for the sake of wealth but for an ideal. Here is a tale of battle, victory, defeat, joy and sorrow. A battle over giant redwood trees in California.

©2014 Books in Motion (P)2014 Books in Motion

Narrator: Kevin Foley
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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My Name Is Lucy Barton (Dramatic Production)

1 rating

Summary

Presenting an original audiobook performance of the stage production of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Academy Award and Tony nominee Laura Linney.

Praised as "deeply affecting" and "heartbreaking" by The Guardian (UK), this is a faithful adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout's best-selling novel of the same name. 

Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn't seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.

Published as the play comes to Broadway after a highly-acclaimed UK run in 2018, this is a unique opportunity to hear Laura Linney's "simply superb" (The Times UK) performance of this haunting, dramatic monologue.

My Name Is Lucy Barton was originally produced by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr for the London Theater Company at the Bridge Theatre in June 2018. Produced on Broadway by the Manhattan Theater Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer and The London Theater Company, in association with Penguin Random House Audio. 

©2016 Elizabeth Strout (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Laura Linney
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Summary

If you didn’t manage to make it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, Audible has you covered!   We selected a cross section of some of the most exciting new plays of the year, invited the actors and directors into the studio and recorded stirringly intimate audio performances of the plays just for you.... Portions of this audio drama contain explicit content, with mature language and themes that some listeners may find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised.   For All I Care  Written by Alan Harris. Performed by Hannah Daniel. Directed by Jac Ifan Moore.   Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs and Clara is dodging signs telling her - rather rudely - to kill herself, so she can get cracking with her shoplifting list for the Devil. Interweaving and unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show. The live theatre production of For All I Care was commissioned by The National Theatre Wales and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019.  Ladybones Written and performed by Sorcha McCaffrey. Directed by Lucia Cox. Sound Design by Alexandre Carvalho. Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. Digging into the mystery of the bones, can she handle the chaos of what she discovers? Based on personal experience, this is an uplifting and compelling story about OCD, dungarees and being weird but not a weirdo. The live theatre production of Ladybones was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019.   Cotton Fingers  Written by Rachel Trezise. Performed by Amy Molloy. Directed by Julia Thomas. Sound Design by Tasha Taylor. Johnson Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean cheese toastie. As boredom and hunger are satisfied by half an hour in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, what hope does Aoife have to regain control? A timely, politically charged show written by award-winning writer Rachel Trezise at the time of the historic referendum of the eighth amendment in Ireland, Cotton Fingers takes us on a journey from Belfast to Cardiff. The live theatre production of Cotton Fingers was commissioned by The National Theatre Wales and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019.    LARP Written and performed by Berri George. Directed by Adam Dattis. Additional sound design by Berri George. Lucy Salmon, an introverted lover of mythology, has 10 days to prepare for her first live action role play event. A kaleidoscopic adventure into the fantastical unleashes Lucy's inner roar! A bittersweet comedy about love, mystery and heroes explores, in all its flaws and contradictions, the existence of a woman who always finds herself on life's fringes. Sometimes the quietest people have the loudest and most exhilarating tales to tell. Additional sound design by Berri George. The live theatre production of LARP was produced by Barefaced Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019.    Typical  Written by Ryan Calais Cameron. Performed by Richard Blackwood. Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour. Sound Design by Duramaney Kamara. What is the cost of a typical night out? An ex-serviceman who has spent his life fighting for his country finds new battles in a society fighting against him. From the makers of 2018 hit Queens of Sheba comes this powerful new play by Ryan Calais Cameron confronting the daily tensions experienced by black men as they negotiate life, while constantly feeling like their own lives are on the line. Typical uncovers the man and the humanity behind a tragic real-life story, challenging traditional conceptions of black manhood and highlighting the crisis of identity consuming Britain today. The live theatre production of Typical was produced by Nouveau Riche in association with Soho Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, please contact the charities below: Samaritans - 116 123 Mind Infoline - 0300 123 3393 Heads Together - headstogether.org.uk Mental Health Foundation - mentalhealth.org.uk Young Minds - Text 'YM' to 85258 for urgent support British Pregnancy Advisory Service - 03457 30 40 30 - bpas.org Marie Stopes - 0345 300 8090 - mariestopes.org.uk

©2019 Audible, Ltd (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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The Calling of Dan Matthews

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This is a story about a young man's journey into manhood and the discovery of his true calling in life. The story asserts the essential human right of each person to determine the course his or her life should take. But sometimes civilization gets in the way and lives don't unfold naturally. It is the backwoods nobility of big Dan Matthews, his gentle dignity, innocence, and powerful presence, as well as the love and admiration of a beautiful young woman, which ultimately sets things right in this wonderful story of the Ozarks.

©2014 Books In Motion (P)2014 Books In Motion

Narrator: David Sharp
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Photograph 51

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In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin (Anna Chlumsky) works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins (Omar Metwally), she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick (David Corenswet and Aasif Mandvi) as pressure intensifies to produce results.  Following a critically acclaimed run in London, Anna Ziegler’s play is brought to life in a new production directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, honoring the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind.

©2020 Anna Ziegler (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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At Long Last Leo

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Leo Beagle has spent two years writing a 638-page manifesto on human harmony that just might change the world. The problem is only that no one wants to read it, especially not Leo’s unharmonious family. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, Arye Gross, Mary Gross, Valerie Mahaffey, Marc-Bradley Phillips, and Robert Symonds. Directed by Steve Albrezzi. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California, in March 1992.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Buried Child

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It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in December, 2011.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Messengers

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A mysterious plague ushers in an intergalactic war that ravages the galaxy for decades. A soldier and a pilot are tasked to deliver a package. A messenger and a refugee decide to work together on a dying alien planet. A love letter is lost that could be the key to a new future. A dark comedy about the messages we carry in our bones.

©2019 Lindsay Joelle (P)2020 AO Media LLC

Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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The Chrysalids & Survival

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Here's a double bill of John Wyndham stories adapted for radio.

Adapted by Barbara Clegg in 1982, The Chrysalids concerns the community of Waknut, where it is believed that mutants are the products of the Devil and must be stamped out. When 10-year-old David befriends a girl with a slight abnormality, he begins to understand the nature of fear and oppression. Then, when he develops his own deviation, he must learn to conceal his secret.

Survival is based on a short story and was produced for a 1990's Fear on Four revival. Set in the future, it concerns the first auto-piloted space flight. When the ship meets with an accident, the human passengers are cast adrift in space. What will they do when their food supplies run out?

©2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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Lobby Hero

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Playwright Kenneth Lonergan has made a career of creating characters whose considerable flaws often get in the way of their good intentions. In Lobby Hero, two menial security guards are embroiled in an unexpected family fiasco… and the local beat police are divided by their own romantic and political allegiances. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Tate Donovan as Bill; Cedric Sanders as William; Emily Swallow as Dawn; Michael Weston as Jeff. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in June 2011.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Alexa, Why Can't You Love Me?

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After 40 years with his beloved wife, Henry is alone for the first time. His sudden bachelorhood is a struggle for him and his daughter Lisa, who is feeling pressure to fill the void. To give Henry the companionship he’s craving, Lisa buys him a personal robotic assistant. The device transforms Henry’s life and inspires him to embrace the possibility of romance during his golden years. This hilarious and touching play explores love, loss, and the real connection humans can have with technology - once you figure out how the heck to use it. Additional Editing and Sound Design by Joe Dell’Aquila. Supported by the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund. Directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel Please Note: Alexa, Why Can’t You Love Me? contains adult language.

©2020 David Rossmer (P)2020 AO Media LLC

Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Emery

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I felt like a ghost...like a dead spirit still walking the earth and left behind. These were the thoughts flowing through my mind and tearing at my heart as I stood on the pier staring out into a lake of open water. This was my comfort place beyond the woods, where I strayed away from the world and hid away from the life that I once knew. Pretty dark, right? Well that's me, Emery, 24 years old and feeling alone in this big city, haunted by last year's tragedy that changed my life forever.

©2020 Lily Grace (P)2021 Lily Grace

Narrator: Mel Schaffer
Author: Lily Grace
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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The Unexpected Man

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A notorious author shares a train compartment with a long-time reader. But can they connect with each other through a silent tide of self-doubt and second-guessing? From the playwright of Art. Sir David Suchet and Dame Harriet Walter star in L.A. Theatre Works' performance of Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Gordon House.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Headstrong

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In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport. Includes a conversation about brain injuries and sports with Dr. Robert Cantu, the Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck, and Spine Committee. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Headstrong is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2013 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Patrick Link
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dramatized)

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Did a supernatural hound cause the death of Sir Charles Baskerville? Or is the famous Baskerville curse simply a cover for more sinister goings on? The redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson face danger in an old mansion and on the moors in this rollicking stage adaptation of Doyle’s classic adventure. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, and Darren Richardson. Includes a conversation with actors Seamus Deaver (Holmes), Geoffrey Arend (Watson), and author Leslie S. Klinger, the New York Times best-selling editor of the Edgar-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically-acclaimed New Annotated Dracula. Directed by Alexis Jacknow. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

©2014 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2014 L.A. Theatre Works

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Mastergate

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The Tony Award-winning playwright and creator of TV's MASH has fashioned a wickedly funny satire about the Iran-Contra Senate hearings and their participants. A top-notch Hollywood cast, headed by Walter Matthau, brings this scathing comedy to life.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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Speech and Debate

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Speech and Debate is a fiercely funny and surprisingly timely new play by new playwright Stephen Karam. They may go to the same school, but misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met and their teachers and peers just don't take them seriously - until a sex scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together. Soon they realize that three voices are stronger than one. And since their school has no speech and debate squad, maybe this is their chance to be heard at last - by the school and even the world.

©2008 Stephen Karam (P)2009 L.A. Theater Works

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Boy

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Anna Ziegler's Boy is a powerful statement about sexual identity and the mystery of what makes us who we are. After a baby boy is seriously injured in an accident, a doctor persuades his parents to raise the child as a girl. As the child grows up, the child - known as Samantha and Adam at different times - faces an extraordinary challenge to carve out a place in the world. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Sarah Drew as Jenny John Getz as Dr. Wendell Barnes Travis Johns as Doug Amy Pietz as Trudy Bobby Steggert as Adam Turner Directed by Debbie Devine. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in July of 2016. Boy is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2016 Anna Ziegler (P)2016 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Anna Ziegler
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Oslo

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1993. In this rollicking take on modern diplomacy, a Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back channel in Norway leads to unexpected breakthroughs as negotiators find common ground. When the political becomes personal, relationships are forged that offer a chance to alter the course of history. Includes a conversation about the Oslo Accords with Steven Spiegel, director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA. Lead funding for Oslo is generously provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in April 2019. Directed by Brian Kite Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Anthony Azizi as Ahmed Qurie (Abu Ala) Josh Bitton as Uri Savir and others Edita Brychta as Marianne Heiberg, Toril Grandal, Swedish Hostess, German Wife J. D. Cullum as Terje Rød-Larsen Matthew Floyd Miller as Johan Jorgen Holst, Joel Singer Darren Richardson as Jan Egeland, Ron Pundak, Trond Gunderson André Sogliuzzo as Yossi Beilin, Finn Grandal, Thor Bjornevog, American Diplomat, German Husband Devon Sorvari as Mona Juul Michel Wakim as Hassan Asfour and others Kevin Weisman as Yair Hirschfeld, Shimon Peres Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Brian Wallace. Production Manager, Daniel Trostler. Editor, Julian Nicholson.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Waldorf Conference

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On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch-hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later, they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Stick Fly

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How well do you know your family? Your social class? Your race? Sensitive "Spoon" LeVay and his brother "Flip" see their weekend at the family home on Martha's Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African American parents. Instead they stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and adultery. This fantastic new play comes from the pen of one of the country's most provocative new playwrights!

©2007 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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The Thanksgiving Play

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A group of politically correct teachers are tasked with creating a Thanksgiving play for their students. They hire a Native American actor to lend authenticity to the proceedings. When it turns out she’s ethnically ambiguous the teachers are left to navigate the resulting pitfalls in this rich satire. Includes a conversation with playwright Larissa FastHorse. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in September 2020. Director: Rosalind Ayres Producing director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Ellis Greer as Alicia Josh Stamberg as Jaxton Mark Jude Sullivan as Caden Liza Weil as Logan Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording engineers: Neil Wogenson and Mark Holden Senior radio producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley artist: Jeff Gardner Mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Lead funding for The Thanksgiving Play is generously provided by: Barbara Timmer and Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Mike and Beth Kasser, The John Logan Foundation/Desert Wolf Productions, Jamie Wolf “Ode to Joy” opening recorder quartet performed by Ulung Tanoto on his YouTube channel, Si Ulung. The Thanksgiving Play was commissioned and originally produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Damaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director; Sarah Horton, Managing Director, Portland, Oregon. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the world premiere of The Thanksgiving Play in 2018.

©2019 Larissa FastHorse (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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The definitive text of this American classic - reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person". Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its Gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt.  In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that year. Williams, as he so often did with his plays, rewrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for many years - the present version was originally produced at the American Shakespeare Festival in 1974 with all the changes that made Williams finally declare the text to be definitive, and it was most recently produced on Broadway in the 2003-04 season.  This definitive edition also includes Williams' essay "Person-to-Person", Williams' notes on the various endings, and a short chronology of the author's life. One of America's greatest living playwrights, as well as a friend and colleague of Williams, Edward Albee has written a concise introduction to the play from a playwright's perspective, examining the candor, sensuality, power, and impact of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof then and now.

©1954, 1955 Tennessee Williams (P)2018 Tennessee Williams

Narrator: Troy W. Hudson
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Proof

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An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn's dynamic play. Starring Anne Heche and Jeremy Sisto, Proof is a winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play as well as the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Includes an interview with Dr. Carrie Bearden, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Bearden is working to identify brain-based traits that may provide clues as to the underlying causes of psychosis and bipolar disorder. She joined us to talk about the role of heredity in mental illness and the links between genius and madness. Also includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, a professor at the Cornell University School of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Strogatz is the author of three books, including Sync and The Calculus of Friendship, and has authored a column on mathematics for the New York Times. Dr. Strogatz joined us to talk about popular stereotypes of mathematicians, math as a "young man's game," and the question of gender bias in the field. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Anne Heche as Catherine Jeremy Sisto as Hal Robert Foxworth as Robert Kaitlin Hopkins as Claire Directed by Jenny Sullivan. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Proof is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: David Auburn
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Three Plays

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Published together for the first time are three of Ayn Rand's compelling stage plays. The courtroom drama Night of January 16th, a 1935 Broadway success famous for leaving the verdict to the audience, is presented here in its definitive, final revised text - a superb dramatization of Rand's vision of human strengths and weaknesses. Also included are two of Rand's unproduced plays: Think Twice, a clever philosophical murder mystery, and Ideal, a bitter indictment of people's willingness to betray their highest values, as symbolized by a Hollywood goddess suspected of a crime and fleeing the authorities.

©1984 Leonard Peikoff, Paul Gitlin, Eugene Winick, Executors of the Estate of Ayn Rand (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Robin Field
Author: Ayn Rand
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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A Fair Country

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A well-meaning American diplomat in South Africa tries to pacify his ferociously combative wife and anti-apartheid activist son by being reassigned to The Hague. But peace is hard to come by and, at an elegant New Year's Eve party, a harrowing betrayal is revealed. Judith Ivey recreates her acclaimed performance from the Lincoln Center production in this masterful drama from the author of The Substance of Fire.

©2007 LA Theatre Works (P)2007 LA Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Black Water

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Based on National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates' novella about the Chappaquiddick scandal, this tragic and beautiful new opera enthralls as a handsome Senator uses power to enchant, seduce, and carelessly destroy.

©1998 Joyce Carol Oates (P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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8

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An unconstitutional proposition. An unprecedented decision. An all-star cast. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Martin Sheen, 8 is written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. The play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial. A full-cast performance featuring: George Clooney as David Boies Brad Pitt as Chief Judge Vaughn Walker Martin Sheen as Theodore B. Olson Kevin Bacon as Charles Cooper Jamie Lee Curtis as Sandy Stier Christine Lahti as Kris Perry John C. Reilly as David Blankenhorn Jane Lynch as Maggie Gallagher Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Ilan Meyer Matthew Morrison as Paul Katami Chris Colfer as Ryan Kendall Yeardley Smith as Dr. Nancy Cott Matt Bomer as Jeff Zarrillo George Takei as Dr. William Tam Rory O’Malley as Dr. Gregory Herek Cleve Jones as Evan Wolfson James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Gary Segura Jansen Panettiere as Elliott Perry Bridger Zadina as Spencer Perry Vanessa Garcia as Clerk Campbell Brown as Broadcast Journalist Directed by Rob Reiner. Recorded before a live audience at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, on March 3, 2012.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Whipping Man

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Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, celebrates Passover with his family's newly freed slaves in the de Leons' crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little-known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording, featuring Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, and Mark Jude Sullivan. Directed by Judyann Elder and recorded before a live audience.

©2015 Matthew Lopez (P)2015 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Disgraced

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Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife Emily doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam - she’s encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.  Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring:  Geoffrey Arend as Isaac Behzad Dabu as Abe Hari Dhillon as Amir Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Jory Emily Swallow as Emily  Directed by Brian Kite. Recorded live at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in April 2018.

©2018 Ayad Akhtar (P)2018 L.A. Theatre Works

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Partially Broken Never Destroyed, Volume III: The Trilogy

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Keeping a side chick in check ain't easy, but somebody has to do it.  Is it for better or worse...or from better to worse?  Kayla and Bryan are trying to find a happy medium in their relationship. Unfortunately, people they dealt with in the past won't allow it. Bryan is adding more skeletons to his closet while Kayla is trying to keep hers suppressed.   The forbidden fruit is up for grasp, and temptation is too heavy to resist. Dirty secrets become the foundation to a relationship that was doomed from the beginning. With all the lying and sneaking around going on, the wedding they're planning may turn into a funeral. 

©2013 Nataisha T Hill (P)2019 Nataisha T Hill

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Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Northeast Local

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Mickey and Gina are a blue-collar couple with the whole world ahead of them until Mickey's drinking and Gina's unrealized dreams tear them apart. Set against a backdrop of American history from the turbulent '60s through the '80s AIDS crisis, Northeast Local is a bittersweet journey through marriage, divorce, and its aftermath. An L.A. theatre Works full-cast performance, starring Amy Pietz, Kevin Kilner, Judy Blue, Linda Kimbrough, Lusia Strus, Greg Vinkler, Ann Whitney, and Kenny Williams. Directed by Susan V. Booth. Recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

©2015 L.A Theatre Works (P)2015 L.A Theatre Works

Author: Tom Donaghy
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic

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Growing up is hard enough without the added pressure of a hiccup in the fabric of space-time. Wally Roux is a teenage genius with a big imagination and a big heart, who just moved to Savannah, GA, from Maine with his mom, who adopted him when he was an infant. In this charming and sweet solo performance, Wally investigates what is causing a number of strange events and occurrences. He explores and gets lost within space-time—an infinite, indefinable, and mysterious void that you can’t see but when you slice into it you can feel it. Part science fiction and part coming-of-age story, Wally Roux follows one boy’s journey of self-discovery and self-identity. Playwright Nick Carr was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, he received funding and creative support to develop Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic. Note: Wally Roux contains adult language. 

©2019 Nick Carr (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Author: Nick Carr
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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Verses from a Secret Garden

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A book of general poetry, some humorous, some with various themes, all are descriptive to draw the readers imagination to the scenes set by the words. I have added verses to the book to create a longer book in the styles of poets past.

©2014 Mark. Anthony. Wells (P)2014 Mark.Anthony Wells

Author: Mark Wells
Length: 48 mins
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Discovering Great Plays

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Based on a series of lectures by Leonard Peikoff and edited by Marlene Trollope, Discovering Great Plays provides the ability to understand, judge, and savor the values offered by great drama. Listeners will discover plot-theme as the key to a play; see Antigone as a great heroine and Iago as the darkest villain in literature; learn about the Cornelian hero; see how Schiller's "Grand Inquisitor" scene is the most dramatic and philosophic in all of theater; and discover Shaw's brilliance in presenting the genius against society. Plays discussed include: Antigone by Sophocles; Othello by Shakespeare; Le Cid by Corneille; Don Carlos by Schiller; An Enemy of the People by Ibsen; Saint Joan by Shaw; Monna Vanna by Maeterlinck; and Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand.

©2017 Leonard Peikoff, Marlene Trollope (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
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Gable: A One-Person Play in Two Acts

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A one-person play about the life and times of Clark Gable. "...we actually forget our surroundings and believe we're listening to Gable's life story." (News Enterprise) For nearly 30 years, Clark Gable was "the King" of Hollywood. Female fans swooned, and male admirers were made envious of his unaffected masculinity. Through jaunty, self-assured performances in films like It Happened One Night, San Francisco, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Gone with the Wind, he carved a niche for himself as the quintessential American movie star. The play is set on the Nevada location of Gable's last picture, The Misfits. While waiting for his perennially tardy co-star, Marilyn Monroe, to arrive on the set, Gable reminisces about his Horatio Alger life and career, touching on his stormy relationship with his oil wildcatter father, his marriages to older women, his numerous affairs, and his great love, wife Carole Lombard, who died in a 1942 plane crash...a tragedy from which Gable never recovered. "Insightful", "funny", and "racy" are words that audiences have used to describe Michael B. Druxman's Gable.

©1984 Michael B. Druxman (P)2017 Michael B. Druxman

Narrator: George Utley
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner's Guide

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Never done Shakespeare before? Wondering what's in store? This brief guide gives an overview of acting in Shakespeare's plays. It covers traditions, the use, or non-use, of accents, hints on characterization, learning to speak in iambic pentameter, and so forth. This audiobook includes a bonus chapter of Shakespearean content not found in the e-book.

©2015 J.T. McDaniel (P)2016 J.T. McDaniel

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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After the Fall

1 rating

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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.

©1999 L.A. Theatre Works (P)1999 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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Crimes of the Heart

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge, and overcome their family’s painful past. A BBC co-production.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Atwater: Fixin' to Die

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Gregory Itzin portrays the brilliant but flawed Lee Atwater, a self-styled master of negative campaigning and a tightly wound country boy from South Carolina, who rose to the chairmanship of the Republican Party. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring Gregory Itzin as Lee Atwater, with Fran Adams, Ed Begley Jr., Judyann Elder, Arye Gross, Richard Masur, Daniel Passer, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, and Kenny Williams.

©2000 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

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Working on a Song

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"Working on a Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read." (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Anaïs Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020 An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown — the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical — from its author, songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, with a foreword by Steve Earle    On Broadway, this fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has become a modern classic. Heralded as “The best new musical of the season,” by The Wall Street Journal, and “Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets,” by The New York Times, the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics.    In this book, Anaïs Mitchell takes listeners inside her more than decade’s-long process of building the musical from the ground up — detailing her inspiration, breaking down the lyrics, and opening up the process of creation that gave birth to Hadestown. Fans and newcomers alike will love this deeply thoughtful, revealing look at how the songs from “the underground” evolved, and became the songs we sing again and again.

©2020 Anaïs Mitchell (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

1 rating

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How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time, this audio offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast, and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation, the company performs some of Shakespeare's best-known poems, solo speeches, and scenes from the plays. Hear new meanings uncovered, new jokes revealed, poetic effects enhanced. An essential purchase for every student and lover of Shakespeare. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2012 The British Library Board

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McReele

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When death row prisoner Darius McReele transforms into a charismatic front-runner in the Delaware senate race, the spin starts spinning out of control. Is he doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, or the wrong thing for the right reasons? Does it ultimately matter? This rivelting tale of truth, lies and honor premiered in New York in 2005.

©2006 Stephen Belber (P)2006 L.A. Theatre Works

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Showbiz

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Showbiz is John Logan’s harrowing tale of life and death in the theatre. It tells the story of the brilliant young director Julian, whose single-minded determination drives those around him to personal and artistic extremes.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Baby Feeding For Beginners (0-12 Months): Healthy Natural Homemade Food Recipes For Babies And Toddlers

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Are you a new Mum? Baby care can be a daunting time for parents, as they try to “get it right”. But we’ve got you covered with our tips and experiences on baby feeding. This audiobook is from mums and for mums. In this audiobook, we have tried to unpack the science and psychology that are behind dietary recommendations, by providing simple and practical advice and suggestions for parents. Where there any areas of debate, we’ve included details so you can make an informed decision about what to do. There’s much more on making breastfeeding and formula feeding work, as well as food allergies, spitting up, choking, and supplements you may be wondering about. This audiobook also contains 100 fully tested recipes for various stages and styles of weaning, providing a progression of flavours and textures. These menu plans have been designed to provide a great balance of different vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat, so that your baby has wide exposure to nutritious foods. Let us join you in your baby care journey by getting this audiobook today!

©2019 Bluesource and Friends (P)2019 Bluesource and Friends

Narrator: Meredith Nash
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Understood Betsy

1 rating

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Elizabeth Ann was orphaned at an early age and raised by her maiden aunts in the busy city. Sudden illness forces the aunts to send Betsy to other relatives, The Putnams, who live in the country on a farm. Betsy learns all about the farm and making butter and applesauce and dearly loves her new life. When one of the aunts comes back and wants to take Betsy back to the city. . . such a dilemma! Children can readily relate to Betsy who is a real girl in a real world where fortune seems to direct her life. She so loves being on the farm and doing all the things a farm girl does, including going to school. When fate again intervenes and tries to take her away from the life she loves, some manner of common sense hitcomes into play and Betsy, though torn, bounds into another day of farmlife, full of caring love for all she comes in contact with, and grows into a beautiful young lady. Table of Contents: Chapter 01. Aunt Harriet Has a Cough Chapter 02. Betsy Holds the Reins Chapter 03. A Short Morning Chapter 04. Betsy Goes to School Chapter 05. What Grade is Betsy? Chapter 06. If You Don't Like Conversation in a Book Skip this Chapter! Chapter 07. Elizabeth Ann Fails in an Examination Chapter 08. Betsy Starts a Sewing Society Chapter 09. The New Clothes Fail Chapter 10. Betsy Has a Birthday Chapter 11. "Understood Aunt Frances" Dorothy Canfield Dorothea Frances Canfield (1879-1958) was an American author and both an child and adult educational activist. Canfield worked closely with Maria Monterssori in Italy, and was greatly influential in promoting education in the United States. Dorothy Canfield was born in Kansas, but her family traveled as her father's academic career progressed, he eventually became president of Ohio State University. Canfield settled in Vermont with her husband and children, and continued writing professionally.

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

Narrator: Bobbie Frohman
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Spill

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In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered.  Spill is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.  Directed by Martin Jarvis.  An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring: Elisa Bocanegra as Arleen Weise, Andrea Fleytas  Gilbert Glenn Brown as Obama, Jorey Danos, Christopher Pleasant Nicholas Hormann as Bob Bea, Pat O'Bryan, Gary Bartholemy, Wyman Wheeler  Travis Johns as Keith Jones, Steve Bertone, Jonathan Henderson Jane Kaczmarek as Narrator, Lillian Miller  James Morrison as Bill Anderson, Randy Ezell, Billy Nungesser  Darren Richardson as Tony Hayward, Jimmy Harrell, Gordon Jones, Don Vidrine  Kate Steele as Shelley Anderson, Jolene Danos  Mark Jude Sullivan as Jason Anderson, Mike Williams  Production Manager, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.  

©2018 Leigh Fondakowski (P)2018 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Swimmer

6 ratings

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At the age of 64, legendary athlete Diana Nyad inspired the world when she walked onto the shores of Key West after "crossing the Mt. Everest of the earth's oceans", becoming the first person in history to make the 111-mile swim from Cuba to Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. In her riveting new play The Swimmer, recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Nyad shares the heartbreaking setbacks, brushes with death, and the victories that kept her going, plunging the audience into the depths of her extraordinary journey. Written by Nyad, directed by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson, and featuring her longtime friend and coach Bonnie Stoll, Nyad makes her New York stage debut in this powerful true story of passion and resilience. 

©2020 Diana Nyad (P)2020 AO Media LLC

Author: Diana Nyad
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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The Best Man

2 ratings

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This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant in Vidal's 1960 setting are strangely similar what is going on today. Includes an interview with actors Fred Thompson and Marsha Mason. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, Timmy Ray James, Michael Kramer, Marsha Mason, Paul Morella, Kevin Murray, Judy Simmons, Gary Sloan, and Fred Thompson.

©1960 Gore Vidal (P)2003 L.A. Theatre Works

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An Act of God

3 ratings

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The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.  Written by: David Javerbaum Performed by: Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson, and Colman Domingo Sound Design by: Fitz Patton                              

©2019 David Javerbaum (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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The Odd Couple

1 rating

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Poker buddies Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison suddenly find themselves bachelors again and innocently decide to share an apartment. In this classic comedy by America's most prolific and successful playwright, these two wildly mismatched roommates bring down the house when they try to live together in one eight-room New York City apartment. Hyper-neurotic Felix and Oscar the slob are certainly Neil Simon's best-known characters. Performed by a full cast starring Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and more!

(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works, All Rights Reserved

Author: Neil Simon
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Completeness

Summary

A play about love between gun-shy young scientists! Just how does a computer scientist romance a molecular biologist? Elliot offers to build a computer program to help Molly with her latest research project, but they discover that love just might be the winning formula - if they can only move beyond their fear and past heartbreak. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jason Ritter as Elliot; Mandy Siegfried as Molly; André Sogliuzzo as Don and Franklin; Mia Barron as Lauren and Nell. Directed by Stephen Sachs. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in October, 2011. Completeness is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Itamar Moses
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Middle of the Night

Summary

To everyone's dismay, an older widower falls in love with his young secretary in this unlikely romance.

©1957 Paddy Chayefsky (P)2002 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Hamilton

18 ratings

Summary

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast. Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Audiobook of the Year  Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.  Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented view into both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show", according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2016 Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Mala (Spanish Edition)

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Un viaje absolutamente factual el final de la vida, Mala es una exploración irreverente de cómo vivimos, nos enfrentamos y sobrevivimos en el momento. Establecida en un idioma emocional y un humor agudo, esta ponderosa obra baila entre la creciente fragilidad de una madre y atentos de encontrar la gracia de una hija. Todo durante un épico invierno en Boston. La obra abre la puerta a una conversación sobre nuestra lucha universal para ayudar a aquellos que amamos a morir, especialmente cuando todo en lo que nos hemos centrado en sobrevivir. Mala, divertida, brutalmente honesta y, catártica, ganó el Premio Elliot Norton como la Mejor Nueva Obra en 2017. Please note: This performance is in Spanish.

©2019 AO Media LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Gladys Torres
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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El Fantasma de Canterville [The Canterville Ghost]

Summary

Los Otis, una acomodada familia estadounidense, compra el añejo castillo inglés de los Canterville. Todos, hasta el mismo dueño, les avisan que la vivienda está habitada por un horrible fantasma, pero los Otis no creen en esas cosas. Lejos de amedrentarse, compran el castillo con fantasma incluído y acaban atormentando al pobre espectro anacrónico, que termina siendo juguete y víctima de los dos niños terribles de la familia. Sin embargo, esta forzada convivencia cambiará la vida del temido Fantasma de Canterville y la escéptica forma de pensar de los americanos. Este audiolibro está impregnado de ingeniosas y divertidas situaciones, con música original e impactantes efectos sonoros, dando brillo a una de las piezas más deliciosas y elegantes del gran Oscar Wilde. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2011 Mediatek S.A (P)2011 Mediatek S.A

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The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet

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Brian Bedford's hugely successful one-man show is both an actor's celebration of Shakespeare and an act of Shakespearean scholarship. Bedford explores the emotion and psychology behind Shakespeare the man as well as Shakespeare the playwright. In amusing, enlightening, and persuasive style - and with the use of quotes from several of Shakespeare's sonnets, narrative poems, and plays - Bedford uncovers the tragic, the comic, and the passionate guise of perhaps our greatest and most revered playwright. In this recording Bedford includes selections from The Tempest, As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Henry VI, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, and Richard II. A CBC Broadcast Centre solo performance featuring Brian Bedford. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, in March of 1995.

©2017 Brian Bedford (P)1995 Canadian Broadcasting Company

Narrator: Brian Bedford
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Barefoot in the Park

Summary

A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this "charming" dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.

(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Neil Simon
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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Design for Living

Summary

Three terminally stylish friends, who share rivalrous affections, attempt to uncoil their twisted love triangle in this sexy and scandalous gem. Written in 1932, the play was deemed extremely daring, and even by today's standards is considered controversial. In its frank and funny take on sex, love, and commitment, Design for Living proves to be one of Coward's greatest successes.

©1932 Noel Coward (P)2003 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Noel Coward
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Deed of Trust

Summary

Issues of inheritance have splintered a family for 20 years before an enterprising sister begins a crusade for change. Playwright Claudia Allen tells this universal story with characteristic warmth and eccentric humor. Performed by a full cast starring Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Tim Hendrickson, John Judd, Seana Kofoed, and Ned Schmidtke.

(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Miss Sara Sampson

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Miss Sara Sampson begründete ein neues Genre der Dramatik: das bürgerliche Trauerspiel. Erstmals wurde die Tragödie nicht in den höheren Sphären des Adels verhandelt, sondern "normale Menschen" stellten unter Beweis, dass das Thema der unglücklichen Liebe universell ist. Lessing stellt in seinem Klassiker das tragische Verhältnis zwischen Sara, ihrem Verlobten Mellefont und dessen früherer Geliebten Marwood dar - mit allen Zutaten: Liebe, Vergebung, Betrug, Mord! Mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit Trackliste. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©gemeinfrei (P)2020 Bäng Management & Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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The Heidi Chronicles

1 rating

Summary

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play is the tale of a baby-boomer's long hard road from 1960s confusion to 1990s self-made woman...or so she hopes.

(P)L.A. Theatre Works

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Doctor Who

2 ratings

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The first Doctor, William Hartnell, and his companions join the caravan of the legendary explorer Marco Polo in this seven-part 'lost' story from the programme's original 1964 series. The TARDIS materialises at the Roof of the World, Central Asia, in 1289. There they meet Marco Polo and his fellow travellers on their mammoth journey across the Pamir Plateau and through the Gobi desert to Peking. Unfortunately for the Doctor, his Ship proves to be of immense interest to Polo, who sets his mind on presenting it to the mighty Kublai Khan on arrival at his court. But Polo isn't the only one with designs on the TARDIS. The war-like Tegana will go to any lengths to steal the magical blue box, lengths which endanger the lives of all the travellers. When the Doctor meets Kublai Khan himself, his precious Ship is his only collateral in a high-stakes game of backgammon, and Khan is a master of the game.... William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, and Carole Ann Ford co-star as the Doctor's companions, whilst Mark Eden plays the explorer Marco Polo. This story is currently missing from the BBC Television Archives.

©2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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Earth and Sky

Summary

Head firmly in the clouds, Sara McKeon moves in the rarefied world of library work and poetry readings. She seems completely unsuited to investigating the sudden brutal murder of her lover. A haunting mystery, infused with humor, poetry, and urban grit. Performed by a full cast starring Annette Bening, Ed Begley Jr., John Mahoney, Steven Weber, and more.

(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works, All Rights Reserved

Author: Douglas Post
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind

Summary

From the ambitious and mad titular character to his devilish wife Lady Macbeth to the moral and noble Banquo to the mysterious Three Witches, Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's more brilliantly populated plays and remains among the most widely read, performed in innovative productions set in a vast array of times and locations, from Nazi Germany to Revolutionary Cuba. Macbeth is a distinguished warrior hero, who over the course of the play, transforms into a brutal, murderous villain and pays an extraordinary price for committing an evil act. A man consumed with ambition and self-doubt, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most vital meditations on the dangerous corners of the human imagination.  Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Macbeth's interiority and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are 17 and another when we are 40, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding - over the course of his own lifetime - of this endlessly compelling figure, so that the book also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity.

©2019 Harold Bloom (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Simon Vance
Author: Harold Bloom
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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The Witness for the Prosecution (Dramatised)

Summary

Soon to be a major new London theatre show, The Witness for the Prosecution follows the hapless Leonard Vole as he learns he has been accused of murdering a wealthy widow in order to get his hands on the inheritance. His predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him. The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists.

This classic BBC radio drama stars Hywell Bennett as Leonard, and Miriam Margolyes as his chief accuser.

©2002 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Agnes of God

Summary

In this contemporary murder mystery, set within the confines of a convent, Agnes is a devout, innocent young nun accused of infanticide. As a psychiatrist - herself a lapsed Catholic - and the Mother Superior struggle over Agnes' fate, the play plunges deeply into the mystery of faith and the consequence of truth.

(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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After the Snow Falls

Summary

In the cold shadow of tragedy, hope is like a ray of sunshine....   Celia Bennett does her best to be a good mother. She is devoted to caring for her eight-year-old son Caleb and takes him to soccer practice on weekends. But in the middle of a drill, tragedy strikes...and Caleb collapses on the field.   Celia rushes the unconscious boy to the hospital, hoping the doctors there can help. But their shocking diagnosis completely blindsides her, bringing her face-to-face with every parent’s worst nightmare.   Her child is dying, and Celia feels powerless to help him.   Desperate to save hers on’s life, Celia pursues a cure through alternative medicine. But no matter what she tries, her efforts end in frustration and disappointment. Celia is devastated. Despite the support of her family, she feels utterly alone, and no one can help her. But in the darkest depths of her despair, hope walks through the door. Her father returns after a 30-year absence.   In the midst of her pain, can she let go of the despair in her soul, and embrace hope? Will it make a difference?   Or is it too little, too late....   Buy After the Snow Falls today and begin a journey of hope. 

©2013 Carey Jane Clark (P)2012 Hope Springs

Narrator: Elinor Bell
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Journey's End

Summary

Journey's End is an unflinching vision of life in the tranches towards the end of the First World War. The play opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new 18-year-old officer fresh out of school, joins the besieged company of his friend and hero Stanhope. But when he arrives in the trenches, he finds Stanhope dramatically changed.  This vintage BBC radio production from 1970 stars Martin Jarvis as Captain Stanhope. Bonus content: this BBC radio release includes The Man From Esher and His Theatre of War, a 30 minute documentary about R C Sherriff and the story behind Journey’s End. Journey's End was an instant stage success in 1928 (starring Laurence Olivier) and remains a remarkable antiwar classic, regularly revived in theatres. A film was released in February 2018, starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Me Before You) as Stanhope and Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Raleigh, along with Paul Bettany, Toby Jones and Tom Sturridge. Cast: Captain Stanhope...Martin Jarvis Osborne...Garard Green Raleigh...Derek Seaton Trotter...Kevin Brennan Hibbert/Private...Michael Harbour Colonel...Richard Hurndall Sergeant Major...John Bentley Mason...Malcolm Hayes Hardy...John Graham German soldier...Patrick Tull Adapted by Peter Watts. Produced by Christopher Venning.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: R C Sherriff
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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Les Fausses Confidences

Summary

Les Fausses Confidences est une comédie en trois actes et en prose de Marivaux jouée pour la première fois le 16 mars 1737 par les Comédiens italiens à l'Hôtel de Bourgogne. L'idée de provoquer l'amour par de fausses confidences a été souvent mise en œuvre avant et après Marivaux. Cette comédie à l'intrigue bien conduite, sagement développée, aux caractères aimables et en relief, aux situations comiques et intéressantes n'ayant pas obtenu, à ses débuts, tout le succès qu'elle méritait, elle reçut néanmoins un accueil plus favorable à sa reprise au Théâtre-Français en 1793. Enregistrement de 1959.

©Domaine public (P)1959 Compagnie du Savoir

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Life Ever After

2 ratings

Summary

Tech City: Society is obsessed with relentless progress and the possibility of eternal life. A woman and a man meet in waiting room, anticipating a procedure that will incorporate the latest science and technology into their minds and bodies, heightening their awareness and increasing their productivity. Years pass, their relationship deepens and fades, and they grow increasingly uncertain where the AI stops and where they begin. A romantic drama exploring the potentiality of transhumanism, Life Ever After is a rich listening experience that is at once naturalistic and poetic. Playwright Carla Grauls was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Life Ever After. Special thanks: Meroe Candy, story researcher; Dr. Gill Haddow based in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh; Tom Douglas, Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Oxford.   

©2019 Carla Grauls (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Author: Carla Grauls
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Lot's Wife

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Set in urban Los Angeles, a foreign country to this family of displaced Southerners, and spanning 30 years, beginning in the late 1950s, this intimate episodic story, told by the family's daughter, begins with her birth on a hot August afternoon, following her as she recalls her most challenging, pivotal memories. With wry humor and tenacity she survives rejection and alienation, the corrosive secrets of abuse and incest, grief, heartbreak, and finally hope. Funny and scrappy, she tells her story with a voice uniquely her own.

©2015 Dixie Lee Arthur (P)2020 Dixie Lee Arthur

Narrator: Ali Cheff
Author: Dixie Arthur
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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The Credeaux Canvas (Dramatization)

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Ah, to be young, gifted, and broke! Three struggling artists swindle an art collector in Keith Bunin's critically acclaimed new play. Exploring a complex labyrinth of love, friendship, and true intimacy with moon-washed delicacy, Bunin's deft dialogue drives this beautifully constructed play to its soul-shattering climax.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Keith Bunin
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Playing Burton

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Emmy Award winner Matthew Rhys stars in this fascinating and award-winning one-man show about international star of stage and screen Richard Burton. Written by Mark Jenkins, Playing Burton offers a penetrating look at the notorious actor’s life, from growing up in an impoverished mining community in South Wales to becoming one of the greatest performers of his generation. Following his passionate, though tempestuous, love affair with Elizabeth Taylor and his tragic - and very public - battle with alcoholism, Playing Burton is a soulful exploration of fame, ambition, and identity told from the perspective of the megastar who experienced it all. Please note: Playing Burton contains adult language and themes. 

©2020 Mark Jenkins (P)2020 AO Media LLC

Narrator: Matthew Rhys
Author: Mark Jenkins
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Le bourgeois gentilhomme

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Monsieur Jourdain est un commerçant qui a fait fortune dans les perruques. Il décide de vivre "en homme de qualité"' et ouvre sa maison aux arts et aux lettres... Cette comédie-ballet consacre l'image d'Epinal de l'arriviste, dont Molière moque allègrement la fatuité et l'ignorance. Le titre donné à la pièce est révélateur. Il nous apprend que pour Molière le sujet de l'œuvre, c'est M. Jourdain et sa propension vaniteuse à gagner une classe sociale qui n'est pas la sienne. Le bourgeois gentilhomme est une comédie-ballet de Molière, en cinq actes, représentée pour la première fois le 14 octobre 1670, devant la cour de Louis XIV, au château de Chambord par la troupe de Molière.

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

Author: Molière
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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The Tug of War

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The judgment of an untested president is all that stands between us and WWIII. As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy must chart a course between conflicting counsel and unparalleled emotional stakes to prevent nuclear annihilation. The newly minted US president is put to the ultimate test in this riveting original commission from playwright David Rambo (Empire, CSI). Includes a panel discussion about the Cuban Missile Crisis with playwright David Rambo; Bob Stern, the past president of the LA-based Center on Governmental Studies; Richard Anderson, a professor of political science at UCLA and former CIA analyst; and Geoff Cowan, a university professor at USC. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring: Matthew Arkin as Llewellyn Thompson, First Reporter Hugo Armstrong as Lyndon Johnson, Anatoly Dobrynin Seamus Dever as Robert McNamara Matthew Floyd Miller as Robert F. Kennedy James Morrison as John McCone, TV Floor Manager David Selby as Dean Rusk Rich Sommer as McGeorge Bundy Josh Stamberg as John F. Kennedy Nick Toren as Ted Sorenson, Second Reporter, General Curtis LeMay John Vickery as Nikita Khrushchev, General Taylor Jules Willcox as Jackie Kennedy, Mrs. Lincoln, Third Reporter Directed by Brian Kite and recorded live in performance at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in May 2017. Sound effects artist: Aaron Lyons. Production manager: Katie Friesen. Music supervisor: Ronn Lipkin. Assistant to the director: Michelle Gong. Historical research: Nick Fanego. Associate producer: Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor: Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording engineer, sound designer, and mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

©2017 David Rambo (P)2016 L.A. Theatre Works

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Les femmes savantes

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Représentées pour la première fois au théâtre du Palais-Royal le 12 mars 1672, Les femmes savantes fut un succès, car le registre de La Grange indique que, de cette date au 5 avril, la comédie fut jouée onze fois avec des recettes satisfaisantes. Si, avec Les femmes savantes, Molière a atteint un degré de perfection qu'il ne pouvait plus dépasser, c'est qu'il s'y efforça avec obstination ; autant pour prendre sa revanche de tant d'ouvrages faciles que le caprice royal l'avait contraint à "bâtir sur l'heure", que pour confondre ses détracteurs qui l'accusaient de "bâcler"...! Comédie en 5 actes. Avec : Jean Debucourt : Clitandre ; Maurice Chambreuil : Chrysale ; Louis Seigner : Ariste ; Denis d'Inès : Vadius ; Jacques Charon : Trissotin ; Teddy Billis : le Notaire ; Jean-Louis Le Goff : Julien ; Jean-Paul Roussillon : l'Epine ; Berthe Bovy : Bélise ; Béatrice Bretty : Philaminte ; Micheline Boudet : Henriette ; Marie Sabouret : Armande ; Andrée de Chauveron : Martine.

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Still Waters

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When there is a shortage of men during World War II in a rural Michigan town, Myrtle decides to become a preacher. She ministers to her community with wit, wisdom, a practical approach, and insights far ahead of her time. But when the war ends, Myrtle must look to her close-knit family for support, as she battles small-town preconceptions that stand in the way of her continuing ministry. A full-cast performance featuring Deanna Dunagan, Joe D. Lauck, Nancy Lollar,Mary Mulligan, Larry Neuman Jr., Barbara June Patterson, Tim Sheridan, and Meg Thalken.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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Hamlet

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Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Hamlet, hijo del difunto rey de Dinamarca, se siente melancólico y abatido por las cosas del mundo. Su madre se ha casado con Claudio (el hermano de su padre), el nuevo rey, y Hamlet deambula por el palacio lleno de sospechas y dudas. Dos meses después de la muerte de su padre, Hamlet es visitado por el fantasma de su padre y le informa que ha sido asesinado por Claudio para llegar a ser rey y casarse con su madre. A Hamlet le corresponde la venganza del asesinato, pero se angustia entre la acción y la duda y busca excusas para posponer la venganza. Se finge loco para que la gente no sospeche de lo que trama en secreto. Polonio, el chambelán de la corte, cree que la locura de Hamlet se debe a la prohibición de que cortejase a su hija Ofelia. El reconocido William Shakespeare fue un dramaturgo, poeta y actor inglés nacido a de mediados del Siglo XVI. Autor de innumerables clásicos, como Romeo y Julieta, Hamlet, Sueño de una noche de Verano, Otelo y Macbeth, entre muchos otros; sus obras son símbolo de la literatura inglesa que valen la pena leer en cualquier época.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Chema Agullo
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Hamlet

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El rey Hamlet ha muerto envenenado. En su lugar, asume su hermano, Claudio, y al poco tiempo se casa con la reina Gertrudis. Pero el príncipe Hamlet sospecha, y la aparición del fantasma de su padre le da la razón. En plan de vengarse, finge locura. ¿Pero hasta qué punto esa locura es fingida? ¿Cuánto de simulacro y cuánto de enfermedad hay en su representación? Obra maestra e indiscutida de la literatura universal, el drama creado por William Shakespeare en 1601 alcanza uno de los puntos más altos de las letras de todos los tiempos. Personajes inmortales como Polonio, Ofelia, Claudio, Gertrudis o el mismo Hamlet, de una profundidad filosófica y reflexiva que significaría un antes y un después en el teatro. Esta versión en audiolibro dramatizado recupera la legendaria tragedia, añadiendo ambientes y efectos de sonido, magníficas interpretaciones, y música original de alta calidad. Vuelva a maravillarse con una de las obras más importantes creadas por el hombre. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2013 Mediatek S.A (P)2013 Mediatek S.A

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A Huey P. Newton Story

Summary

In his brilliantly imagined, Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader through a series of improvisations based on Newton's own words and writings.

©2007 Roger Guenveur Smith (P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Season's Greetings (Classic Radio Theatre)

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A sparkling BBC Radio 4 production of Alan Ayckbourn’s festive play, starring Frances Barber, Phil Daniels, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Palmer and John Sessions.

Christmas is the season of good cheer and harmony among men, but things are not working out quite that way in the Bunker household. As a motley collection of friends and relatives fill the house with their own wishes, dreams and attitudes, the stage is set for seasonal disharmony and romantic intrigue.

It’s Christmas Eve and while Belinda is rushing around decorating the tree and seeing to all the guests and their needs, Eddie and Pattie are having a serious bust-up. Added to all of this, Bernard is conducting a chaotic rehearsal of his annual gift for the children - a puppet show of The Three Little Pigs - as his wife, Phyllis gets quietly sloshed in the kitchen on the cooking wine. Then something disastrous occurs...

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Ten One-Act Plays

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Ten One-Act Plays By Alice Gerstenberg Presented by The Online Stage Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972) was an American playwright, actress, and activist. She is best known for her many feminist plays, which often feature female lead characters and all-female casts (a rare occurrence at the time). This is a collection of ten one-act plays, which cover a wide range of topics -highlights include a lighthearted farce involving gossiping women, a satire about dinner parties, and a comedy about the pretensions of conventional theater, but some plays also touch on more serious themes such as death, war, and the effects of an unhappy marriage. Also among this set of plays is Overtones, Gerstenberg's most original and best-known work about two women, Harriet and Margaret, and their "primitive selves". Overtones is known as one of the pioneering works of psychological drama and was a revolutionary presentation of the subconscious in theatre; major playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill have acknowledged its influence on their own work. Gerstenberg's most significant contribution to the little theater movement was her founding of the Playwright's Theatre of Chicago, which opened up opportunities for local playwrights to produce their work. She was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award in 1938. He Said and She Said Overtones The Unseen The Buffer Attuned The Pot Boiler Hearts Beyond Fourteen The Illuminati in Drama Libre Featuring the voices of Leanne Yau, Andy Harrington, Anna Grace, Sarah Bacaller, Sara Morsey, Tomas Peter, Ron Altman, Peter Tucker, John Burlinson, Elizabeth Klett and Amanda Friday. Audio edited by Leanne Yau and Denis Daly

Public Domain (P)2019 The Online Stage

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The Road Less Traveled

Summary

In this award-winning screenplay, Bee Haden convinces her son, Tom, to drive with her from Los Angeles to Cape Cod. On the road they eventually discover that love is the only thing we can really give our children.

©2021 Victor Warren, Harlene Stein (P)2021 Victor Warren, Harlene Stein

Narrator: Victor Warren
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Jagged Little Pill

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The official behind-the-scenes look at the powerful new musical based on Alanis Morissette's cult-classic album Jagged Little Pill. Celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2020, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette's Grammy Award-winning album Jagged Little Pill has come to define a generation. In the "triumphant and moving" (Variety) Broadway musical of the same name, Morissette's iconic numbers - including smash hits like "Ironic", "You Oughta Know", and "Hand in My Pocket" - are paired with new songs by the beloved musician and a powerful original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno). Hailed as "urgent, wildly entertaining, and wickedly funny" (The Boston Globe) and "joyful and redemptive, rousing and real" (The New York Times), the Jagged Little Pill musical is a poignant and emotionally revelatory experience that is speaking to audiences across generations.  Now, for the first time, this book will take you behind the scenes with stunning photography, original in-depth interviews with the cast, the crew, Alanis Morissette, and Diablo Cody, and an introduction from Morissette herself on the album's genesis and journey from release to acclaimed musical - including details and anecdotes on her collaboration on the show. Including the full annotated libretto and a retrospective look at Alanis' artistic influences and the significance of the album within the cultural context of the '90s as well as its long-term impact on the music world as we know it, this beautifully rendered book is a must-have keepsake for anyone who has been touched by this production or Morissette's music.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Rachel Syme (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

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The Mountaintop

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On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. Hours after King's final speech, punctuated by his immortal line "I've been to the mountaintop", the celebrated reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Aja Naomi King as Camae Larry Powell as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLAm in May 2016

©2016 Katori Hall (P)2016 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Katori Hall
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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Arms and the Man

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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw: Presented by The Online Stage.  In Biography for Beginners, a collection of sarcastic quatrains about various celebrities, Edmund Clerihew Bentley wrote:  Mr Bernard Shaw Was just setting out for the war, When he heard it was a dangerous trade And demonstrably underpaid.  This rather unkind stanza is illustrative of Shaw's convenient pacifism, which forms the major theme of this play. For Shaw, war was an anachronistic form of barbarism - in his view, people ought to be able to resolve their differences through intelligent and spirited discourse.  The action of the play, which occurs during a conflict on the Balkans, is initiated by the discovery by Raina, the daughter of an military officer, of a man who has taken refuge in her bedroom. Unfortunately, the man belongs to the opposing army. How will she deal with a notional enemy who behaves with such quixotic courtesy?  Cast  Narrator - Noel Badrian Captain Bluntschli - Rob Goll Major Petkoff - Peter Tucker Officer/ Major Sergius Saranoff - Jeff Moon Catherine Petkoff - Sarah Mitchell Nicola - Craig Franklin Raina Petkoff - Amanda Friday Louka - Anna Grace   Audio edited by Denis Daly

Public Domain (P)2019 The Online Stage

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Gudrun: Series 1-4

2 ratings

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An 11th-century Viking epic of love, revenge and faith, set in Iceland and starring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Gudrun. As a young woman growing up in 11th-century Iceland, Gudrun must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. The tale begins in her youth, with her childhood friends Kjartan and Bolli - but the love the two boys have for Gudrun causes a deathly enmity between them that leaves her reeling. Suspicious of how power and ambition are wielded by men, Gudrun is left feeling increasingly isolated. She longs for the freedom to live her life according to her own rules, beholden to no-one. This epic saga takes her on a journey away from her beloved homeland, risking everything to save her daughter.  An avenging angel forged from violence, Gudrun has all the complexity, vulnerability and single-mindedness of her successors, Lisbeth Salander and Saga Noren. In the ruthless world she inhabits, her steely determination and willingness to manipulate others in the manner of Borgen's Birgitte Nyborg is what keeps her alive. Gudrun is based on the famous Icelanders' saga known as The Laxdoela Saga. Written in the 13th century, it tells of people in the Breiðafjörður area of Iceland from the late 9th century to the early 11th century. Starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, War and Peace) as Gudrun. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (series 1) and Gemma Jenkins (series 2-4). Please note: audio replaced 15 Nov 2019.

©2018 Lucy Catherine (P)2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Sisters Matsumoto

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm in Stockton, California, after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.   This recording is sponsored in part by California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.   Includes a conversation with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang.   Directed by Tim Dang.   An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:   Keiko Agena as Rose Matsumoto  June Angela as Grace Matsumoto  Ron Bottitta as Mr. Hersham  Kurt Kanazawa as Henry  Suzy Nakamura as Chiz Matsumoto  Greg Watanabe as Bola  Ryun Yu as Hideo   Sound Effects Artist, Jeff Gardner. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Production Manager, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson, Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.    Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in November of 2018.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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Prelude to a Kiss

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A whirlwind courtship. A storybook wedding. A kiss for the bride. And suddenly everything changes. When Peter and Rita's brand-new marriage is strained by a magical twist of fate, true love will never mean quite the same thing again. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring: Caroline Aaron as Mrs. Boyle Shannon Cochran as Leah Tate Donovan as Peter Charles Durning as Old Man Arabella Field as Rita Chuma Hunter-Gault as the Waiter and others Sharon Madden as Aunt Dorothy Danny Strauss as Taylor Ron West as Dr. Boyle Stage Managers, Jode Ryskiewicz and Cary Thompson. Radio Producer, Raymond Guarna. Associate Producer, Susan Raab. Directed by Nancy Malone.

©1988 Craig Lucas (P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works

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GOTT

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Nach Terror Ferdinand von Schirachs neues Stück über ein vieldiskutiertes Thema: Beihilfe zum Suizid. Richard Gärtner, 78, ein körperlich und geistig gesunder Mann, will seit dem Tod seiner Frau nicht mehr weiterleben. Er verlangt nach einem Medikament, das ihn tötet. Ärzte, Juristen, Pfarrer, Ethiker, der Staat und die Gesellschaft zweifeln, ob sie ihm bei seinem Suizid helfen dürfen. Die Ethikkommission diskutiert den Fall. Ferdinand von Schirach verhandelt in seinem neuen Theaterstück das Sterben des Menschen. Und wie schon in seinem ersten Drama Terror müssen wir am Ende selbst ein Urteil fällen. Wem gehört unser Leben? Wer entscheidet über unseren Tod? Wer sind wir? Und wer wollen wir sein? Hörspiel mit Florian Lukas, Jördis Triebel, Corinna Kirchhoff, Bettina Kurth, Peter Rühring, Martin Engler, Felix Goeser, Cathlen Gawlich.

©2020 Luchterhand Verlag (P)2020 der Hörverlag

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Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy

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Here is Neil Simon’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical Eugene Trilogy. Brighton Beach Memoirs: In the first installment of the trilogy, 14-year-old Eugene is preoccupied by his passion for the Yankees and his lust for his beautiful cousin. Biloxi Blues: The second hilarious installment of the Eugene Trilogy follows our naïve hero and his sadistic drill sergeant through boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. Broadway Bound: Having returned from World War II, Eugene and his brother Stanley joing forces to break into the world of professional comedy writing.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Neil Simon
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Twilight's Last Gleaming

Summary

Harry Shearer’s parody of a presidential election. In this fantasy, Bob Dole Jr. faces off against a wrestler named Greenberg, as they fight for one family’s votes by camping out in their living room. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Fran Adams, Ed Begley Jr., Judyann Elder, Arye Gross, Daniel Passer, Richard Masur, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, and Kenny Williams. Directed by Harry Shearer. Recorded before a live audience.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

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The Adventures of Johnny Chuck tells the story of a feisty woodchuck named Johnny. Johnny decides he is unhappy with his home in the Green Forest and elects to venture into the wide, wide world. As he wanders he gets into a territory fight with another chuck, discovers a new home, learns there is some good in all, and discovers the most wonderful thing in the world. As with all Thornton W. Burgess stories, The Adventures of Johnny Chuck promotes positive virtues to young children, focusing on mischief and trickery. Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for a daily newspaper column.

Public Domain (P)2016 Tom S. Weiss

Narrator: Tom S. Weiss
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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The Tragedy of King Lear

Summary

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done. When he feels disrespected by the two daughters who now have his wealth and power, he becomes furious to the point of madness. He eventually becomes tenderly reconciled to his third daughter, just before tragedy strikes her and then the king. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors. The first attribution to Shakespeare of this play, originally drafted in 1605 or 1606 at the latest with its first known performance on St. Stephen's Day in 1606, was a 1608 publication in a quarto of uncertain provenance, in which the play is listed as a history; it may be an early draft or simply reflect the first performance text. The Tragedy of King Lear, a revised version that is better tailored for performance, was included in the 1623 First Folio. Modern editors usually conflate the two, though some insist that each version has its own individual integrity that should be preserved. Among the most significant works William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Orpheus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest, Venus and Adonis, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale and many more.

©2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing (P)2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

Narrator: Mark Bowen
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Dreams of Home

Summary

Dreams of Home is a surreal urban fantasy about two lost souls on a subway platform, attempting to salvage their dignity as their eccentric host taunts them. A full-cast performance featuring Lisa Marie Ackel, Noe Cuellar, Frankie Davila, Laurie Martinez, Rita Moreno, and Juan A. Ramirez.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

1 rating

Summary

Monuments du cinéma populaire français, Bernard Blier et Louis de Funès usent de leur talent comique et de leur verve pour défendre l'immortelle comédie-ballet de Molière, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. À leurs côtés Marthe Mercadier, François Périer, Jean Topart, Jean Parédès..., grandes figures du théâtre français. Enregistré spécialement pour l'audio, ce livre audio est présenté dans sa version complète, avec la musique originale composée par Lully et permet d'entendre la voix des grands comédiens qui prennent un plaisir évident à interpréter les pièces immortelles de notre patrimoine littéraire.

©2013 Frémeaux & Associés (P)2013 Frémeaux & Associés

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Taking Flight

Summary

Taking Flight is a deeply compelling, humorous, and truly moving work that brings to the stage a mystical and poignant tale of a friendship tested by tragedy, and of the resilience of the human heart.

(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Narrator: Adriana Sevan
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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Hamlet: CliffsNotes

Summary

This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's Hamlet supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Hamlet. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Shakespeare and Hamlet, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Wiley Publishing, Inc. Adaptation of original text © 2011 by Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
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Le Malade Imaginaire

3 ratings

Summary

Comédie en 3 actes. Avec : Roméo Carlès : Argan ; Mary Marquet : Béline ; Raymond Souplex : Monsieur Diaforius ; Jacques Charon : Thomas Diaforius ; Marthe Mercadier : Toinette ; Javotte Lehmann : Angélique ; Marcel Carpentier : Béralde ; G. Vidal : Cléante.

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Bus Stop

Summary

Bus Stop was an immediate commercial and critical success on Broadway in 1955. During a winter storm, a busload of weary travelers are forced to shack up at a roadside diner until morning. Inge was renowned for his in-depth character studies, and Bus Stop is no exception. It offers a warm play about the intersecting lives of eight ordinary people.

Public Domain (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Vivienne

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"Vivienne" di Marco Chierici è un monologo teatrale drammatico ambientato nel 1938 in Francia. L'opera narra le ultime ore di vita dello scrittore Marcel Lacroix raggiunto dalla figlia Vivienne, la quale in un susseguirsi di ricordi, sensi di colpa ed emozionanti riflessioni, riscopre nella figura del padre un vero amore per troppo tempo assopito e lontano. Appassionanti e di forte impatto emotivo sono le rievocazioni che Vivienne trasmette agli ascoltatori con una coinvolgente espressione degli intensi e sinceri sentimenti nei confronti del padre. L'opera abbraccia tutti i grandi temi della vita: amore, matrimonio, sensi di colpa, felicità, inquietudini, raggiungendo il suo apice nell'intensità dell'amore vero tra un padre e una figlia. In versione cartacea "Vivienne" ha ottenuto riconoscimenti anche internazionali. L'intensa interpretazione è eseguita da Teresa Fallai mentre Amerigo Fontani è la voce narrante.

©2014 Marco Chierici (P)2014 Marco Chierici

Length: 54 mins
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The Joyce Carol Oates Collection

Summary

Eight highly diverse works from one of America’s most prolific and versatile authors. This collection includes an exclusive dramatization of Oates’ best-selling novel American Appetites; two comedic plays, The Perfectionist and The Truth Teller; four short plays (Gulf War, Black, The Key, and Tone Clusters); as well as her libretto for Black Water: An American Opera, composed by John Duffy. American Appetites: The façade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal in this exclusive dramatization of Joyce Carol Oates’ best-selling novel. Cast: Lisa Akey, Keith Carradine, Alastair Duncan, Paul Eiding, Anna Gunn, Dan Lauria, Jean Louisa Kelly, Frank Muller, B.J. Ward, Elizabeth Ward Land, Liza Weil, and Tegan West. The Perfectionist: Joyce Carol Oates turns her satiric eye to Tobias Harte, a man obsessed with perfection in everything from ethics to egg salad. Rollicking comedy ensues as Harte struggles with his highly imperfect family and friends. Cast: Barbara Bosson, Annabeth Gish, Harold Gould, Valerie Landsburg, David Schwimmer, and David Selby. The Truth Teller: Joyce Carol Oates’ hilarious take-off on a classic Southern play begins when liberated Hedda arrives home to visit the family estate, ruled by the family’s tyrannical patriarch, “Tiny” Culligan. Cast: Charles Durning, Arthur Hanket, Gary Kroeger, Marsha Mason, Priscilla Pointer, William Schallert and JoBeth Williams. Black Water - An American Opera: A tragic and beautiful opera based on the Chappaquiddick scandal. Libretto by Joyce Carol Oates, with music by John Duffy. Cast: David Lee Brewer, Reid Bruton, Stephanie Buckley, Karen Burlingame, Kimberly Graham, Linda Kerns, Erin Langston, Patrick Mason, John Savarese, and Rob Shacklett. Gulf War (one-act play): An affluent young couple, entertains an older couple for an evening of cocktails and politics during the Gulf War. But as the evening continues, the conversation take a bizarre and absurd tone. Cast: Edward Asner, Stephanie Dunnam, Nan Martin, and Joe Spano. Black (one-act play): In this evening of cocktails and dinner, a couple anxiously awaits the arrival of an ex-husband. As the wine glasses are drained, the evening becomes dark and intense, revealing the true colors of the characters in this eerie love triangle. Cast: Stephanie Dunnam, Rif Hutton and Joe Spano. The Key (one-act play): A hilarious perverse encounter between Melissa, a vacationing suburban housewife, recently separated from her husband, and Edwin, a prosperous businessman. Cast: Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Don Reed, Joyce Van Patten, and JoBeth Williams. Tone Clusters (one-act play): A chilling tragi-comedy that takes the form of an interview between a middle-aged, middle-class American couple and the media. Cast: Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Don Reed, Joyce Van Patten and JoBeth Williams.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Watts Tower Project

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Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Towers Project focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers, only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood, the life of Rodia, and the last quarter-century of L.A. history to create (in the words of Back Stage West) a "wonderfully eclectic piece".

(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Length: 57 mins
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Hands Around

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Hands Around By Arthur Schnitzler Presented by The Online Stage   Hands Around, also known as La Ronde or Reigen, is possibly Schnitzler's most provocative and controversial work. In a series of 10 conversations occurring before or after a sexual encounter, between 10 pairs of characters from all walks of life, Hands Around offers a playful scrutiny of the sexual morals and class ideology of the era. The unique format of the play - the Girl conversing with the Soldier, who then flirts with the Parlor-Maid, who then speaks to the Young Man, and so on until we come full circle with the Count and the Girl again - has proven so popular that it has been widely adapted for the stage, opera, film, and television, and inspired many works including Peter Mattei's film Love in the Time of Money, 360 by Fernando Meirelles, and the popular musical Hello Again.   Cast: The Girl of the Streets - Anna Grace The Soldier - Rob Goll Parlor-Maid - Amanda Friday The Young Man - Mark Crowle-Groves The Young Wife - PJ Morgan The Husband - Tom Fisher The Sweet Young Miss - Leanne Yau The Poet - Tomas Peter The Actress - Linda Barrans The Count - Jeff Moon  Stage directions read by Marty Krz

Public Domain (P)2019 The Online Stage

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Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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Monstrous Regiment

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Summary

War has come to Discworld...again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men. Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn, even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army. Polly is afraid that someone will see through her disguise; a fear that proves groundless when the legendary Sergeant Jackrum accepts her without question. Or perhaps the sergeant is too desperate to discriminate, which would explain why a vampire, a troll, a zombie, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends" are also eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold. Soon, Polly finds herself wondering about the myriad peculiarities of her new brothers-in-arms. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer" Perks is not the only grunt with a secret.

©2003 Terry Pratchett (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Briggs
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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On Blueberry Hill

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On Blueberry Hill is the latest Audible Original theatrical event, from international best-selling novelist and acclaimed writer, Sebastian Barry.  Best friends and worst enemies, Christy and PJ are destined to spend their lives together over the next 20 years in prison. Reflecting on the events and experiences that led them to the present day, this slow-burning tale explores hope, acceptance and forbidden love. Directed by Jim Culleton with music by Denis Clohessy, On Blueberry Hill is a powerful exploration of freedom, friendship and forgiveness. With outstanding performances from Irish Times Theatre Award and Olivier Award winner, Niall Buggy (Christy) and West End and Broadway star David Ganly (PJ).   The stage performance of On Blueberry Hill was presented by Trafalgar Theatre Productions, in association with Hill Street Productions and Incidental Colman. It was Fishamble: The New Play Company’s production, performed at Trafalgar Studios in London, United Kingdom in 2020, and produced by Daniel Brodie, Matt Parritt, and Eva Scanlan. The play was originally produced by Fishamble at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 and on international tour, including a run at New York’s 59E59 Theaters as part of First Irish, supported by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. Photo by ‘Muse Creative Communications’. 

©2020 Sebastian Barry (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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To Be an Israeli

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Elan understands what it means to be an Israeli. He’s sacrificed the woman he loved, his marriage, and his life for Israel. When Israel went to war and Elan was summoned in the middle of the night, he did not hesitate to defend his country, even though he knew he might pay a terrible price. Elan is not a perfect man by any means. He can be cruel. He can be stubborn and self-righteous. But he is brave, and he loves more deeply than he will ever admit.  This is his story. However, it is not only his story; it is also the story of the lives of the women who loved him: Katja, the girl whom he cherished but could never marry, who would haunt him forever. Janice, the spoiled American he wed to fill a void, who would keep a secret from him that would one day shatter his world. And...Nina, the beautiful Mossad agent whom Elan longed to protect but knew he never could.  To Be an Israeli spans from the beginning of the Six-Day War in 1967 through 1986 when a group of American tourists are on their way to visit their Jewish homeland.

©2016 Roberta Kagan (P)2020 Roberta Kagan

Narrator: Juliet Jones
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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Lady Bess

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Bess Saunders has fallen in love. He is big, he is charmingly masculine, and his Scottish accent sends her reeling with very unmaiden-like desires. Having inherited his mother's English home and title, Earl of Dunkirk of Scotland is considered a prize catch by the haute ton. He knows one day he will have to marry to carry on his name, but he wants a wife who "understands" they will each go their own way after she gives him an heir - a marriage of convenience. Lady Bess does not fit into those plans. How could she? She is exquisite, yes, but she is also an innocent who expects faithfulness. He won't ruin an innocent, and yet, he can't get her out of his head. All this time, and right in their midst, evil hovers. Although Bess doesn't look for it, she finds it - and Bess is not your average, simpering female. She takes on danger and mayhem like she does everything else: full throttle. Adventure ensues as we travel with Bess through romance and the battle of her life.

©2013 claudy conn (P)2015 Claudy Conn

Author: Claudy Conn
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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In the Moonlight Eddie

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Playwright Gil Landau is finally experiencing a Broadway smash after many years of draught and disaster. Gil has finally produced an overnight sensation, but his reverie quickly turns to panic when rumors begin circulating about the questionable authorship of his play. Adding to the mix is an unscrupulous agent, a boozy leading lady, and Gil's estranged son, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown after attempting to leap from the top of a building. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shelley Berman, Jonathan Emerson, Lyvingston Holmes, Bill Macy, Rita Moreno, and William O'Leary. Directed by Dorothy Lyman. Recorded before a live audience.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Light Up the Sky

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Light Up the Sky is a fast-paced, hilarious and ultimately loving look inside show business, set just before and immediately after a Broadway bound play meets its first audience. A full-cast performance featuring: Ian Barford, Patrick Clear, Shannon Cochran, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matt DeCaro, Kevin Gudahl, Deirdre Lovejoy, Mariann Mayberry, Phyllis Newman and Steve Pickering.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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Les fourberies de Scapin

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Un monstre ! un merveilleux monstre sacré du théâtre, un personnage complexe, insaisissable, contradictoire ; louche comme tartuffe, cynique comme don Juan, amer comme Alceste. Un personnage de grande comédie attrapé dans une intrigue de farce. Puissent maintenant ces fourberies, avec cette distribution d'acteurs exceptionnels, rester à leur tour digne de l'éternel Scapin.

©Editions Eponymes (P)Editions Eponymes

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Classic Radio Sci-Fi

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When young Matthew starts talking to himself, and introduces his invisible friend, Chocky, to the family, his parents decide it's just a phase he is going through. But when Matthew starts explaining binary maths and anti-gravity propulsion, they begin to worry. Is Chocky really just the product of an over-inactive imagination, or something more? Based on a novel by John Wyndham, this full-cast radio drama was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

©1953, 1968 John Wyndham; 2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Author: John Wyndham
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Romeo y Julieta [Romeo and Juliet]

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Shakespeare da vida la historia de dos adolescentes, cuya incontenible y desbordada pasión para colocar el amor por encima de la muerte, en el marco dramático y absurdo del odio ancestral que se profesan do familias: los Montesco y los Capuleto. La feroz enemistad entre estos clanes no basta para evitar que Romeo y Julieta se enamoren y leguen a casarse en secreto, unión que la oposición de sus padres y las pasiones ajenas tornarán funesta. La obra, que tanto fascino a los románticos de todas las épocas, emociona profundamente en esta nueva versión con actuaciones magistrales, música original e impactantes efectos sonoros. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2010 Mediatek S.A (P)2010 Mediatek S.A

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Desire Under the Elms

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Eugene O’Neill’s tale of Ephraim Cabot, greedy and hard like the stone walls that surround his farm, the family patriarch brings home his new young bride, Abbie. His grown sons dissaprove; one leaves but the other stays to fight for the family fortune. What follows is a tragedy of epic proportions.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Empanada Loca

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Broadway's acclaimed enfant terrible, two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Anna in the Tropics, The Rocky Horror Show, A Streetcar Named Desire), reprises her acclaimed tour de force performance in this chillingly intimate, unique recording. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel with the Mole People, a very hungry Dolores recounts her years selling weed with her boyfriend, her return to Washington Heights after 13 years in prison, her fortuitous reunion with an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash in the basement under his empanada shop, and the bloodbath that sent her fleeing underground. Loosely inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is "contemporary Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray." Empanada Loca was originally produced on stage by Labyrinth Theater Company (Mimi O'Donnell, Artistic Director; Danny Feldman, Executive Director), opening on October 21st, 2015. Recording produced by Aaron Mark and Daphne Rubin-Vega; directed by Aaron Mark; recorded by Andrew Hollander at Sugarbox Studios, NYC; edited by Aaron Gittleman; sound design by Ryan Rumery.

©2016 Aaron Mark (P)2017 Aaron Mark and Daphne Rubin-Vega

Author: Aaron Mark
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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The Importance Of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest is undoubtably Oscar Wilde's best known play probably due to its sharp wit that cannot help but enchant and entertain any reader, theatregoer or listener with this performance. Here his economic and finely honed words are delivered by a superb cast that is headed by England's finest, namely Sir John Gielgud and Dame Edith Evans that help make this the ultimate listening experience for fans of classic theatre.

©2009 Horse's Mouth (P)2009 Copyright Group

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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England in the Age of Shakespeare

Summary

How did it feel to hear Macbeth’s witches chant of “double, double toil and trouble” at a time when magic and witchcraft were as real as anything science had to offer? How were justice and forgiveness understood by the audience who first watched King Lear; how were love and romance viewed by those who first saw Romeo and Juliet? In England in the Age of Shakespeare, Jeremy Black takes readers on a tour of life in the streets, homes, farms, churches, and palaces of the Bard’s era. Panning from play to audience and back again, Black shows how Shakespeare's plays would have been experienced and interpreted by those who paid to see them. From the dangers of travel to the indignities of everyday life in teeming London, Black explores the jokes, political and economic references, and small asides that Shakespeare’s audiences would have recognized. These moments of recognition often reflected the audience’s own experiences of what it was to, as Hamlet says, “grunt and sweat under a weary life". Black’s clear and sweeping approach seeks to reclaim Shakespeare from the ivory tower and make the plays’ histories more accessible to the public for whom the plays were always intended. The book is published by Indiana University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2019 Jeremy Black (P)2021 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Simon Barber
Author: Jeremy Black
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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Judgment at Nuremberg

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Abby Mann's classic story about the Nuremberg trials, under which German leaders were found guilty of crimes against humanity in 1945 and 1946. Even today, the play remains a shattering indictment of the consequences of unchecked authority and the seductive power of group thought. Includes an audience talkback with Judge Bruce Einhorn, who served at the Justice Department supervising litigation against Nazi war criminals and is currently a professor at Pepperdine University. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring Ryan Vincent Anderson, Michael Canavan, Jake Green, Harry Hamlin, Shannon Holt, Alan Mandell, James Morrison, David Selby, Kate Steele, Nick Toren, and John Vickery. Honorary executive producer: David Kavner. Special thanks to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Directed by Shannon Cochran and recorded before an audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

©2015 Abby Mann (P)2015 L.A. Theatre Works

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RFK: The Journey to Justice

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A behind-the-scenes story of a high-stakes political drama that dared the country and its citizens to look into the mirror - and change. Robert Kennedy had an early mistrust of Dr. Martin Luther King and his tactics, but became one of the civil rights movement’s greatest champions. Through Kennedy’s transformative experience, the victories and defeats of an era are retold for a new generation. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Michael Leydon Campbell as Burke Marshall, Others; Philip Casnoff as John F Kennedy (JFK), Others; Henry Clarke as Robert F Kennedy (RFK); Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Byron White, Others; Kevin Daniels as Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK); Ross Hellwig as Harris Wofford, Others; Thomas Vincent Kelly as John Seigenthaler, Others; Sheilynn Wactor as Coretta Scott King, Others; and John Wesley as Louis Martin, Others. Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in March 2010.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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On ne badine pas avec l'amour

Summary

On ne badine pas avec l'amour est l'une des pièces les plus célèbres d'Alfred de Musset, et le premier de ses "proverbes". Ecrite en 1833, alors qu'il a tout juste vingt-trois ans, elle porte les traces de sa relation tumultueuse avec la romancière George Sand. Elle fait aujourd'hui partie des pièces Romantiques les plus jouées de par le monde, reprise par les metteurs en scène et les interprètes les plus prestigieux. Source d'inspiration pour les dramaturges, on en retrouve des échos jusque dans le cinéma ( Entré des artistes de Marc Allégret en 1938 ou encore A nos amours de Maurice Pialat en 1983). Avec :< ul> Jean-Pierre Aumont : Perdican ; Jacqueline Morane : Camille ; Pauline Carton : Dame Pluche ; Raymond Souplex : Blazius ; Pierre Bertin : Le baron ; Pierre Larquey : Un vieux paysan ; Robert Vattier : Maître Bridaine ; Madeline Dalavaivre : Rosette ; Jean Pemeja : Un paysan ; E. Gautier : Un paysan ; Mise en scène : P. Petit. Réalisation : Max de Rieux.

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Dom Juan [French Version]

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La pièce donne à suivre les deux dernières journées de la vie de Dom Juan Tenorio, libertin grand amateur de femmes, flanqué tout au long des cinq actes de son fidèle valet Sganarelle, couard, gourmand et amateur de disputes intellectuelles. Provocateur impénitent, Dom Juan n'échappera pas à la vengeance du Ciel, qui le châtiera par le bras d'une statue de pierre. Pièce où se mêlent tous les registres, du pur comique au sérieux, voire au tragique, elle est accueillie avec enthousiasme par le public parisien, mais fait l'objet d'une violente attaque au lendemain de sa création et ne sera jamais reprise ni imprimée du vivant de son auteur. Délaissée jusqu’au milieu du XIXème siècle au profit de la version en vers que la veuve et les compagnons de Molière avaient commandée à Thomas Corneille en 1676, elle fut peu représentée jusqu'à ce qu'en 1947 et 1953, Louis Jouvet puis Jean Vilar la fassent redécouvrir au grand public. Elle est aujourd'hui considérée, à l'égal du Tartuffe et du Misanthrope, comme l'un des chefs-d'œuvre de Molière et de la dramaturgie classique française. Comédie en 5 actes. Enregistrement de 1954, avec Jean Vilar, Daniel Sorano, Georges Wilson, Philippe Noiret, Jean-Pierre Darras, Monique Chaumette. Le génie comique de Molière n'a pas pris une ride. Cet auteur sait corriger les mœurs par le rire, pointer les travers de nos contemporains avec justesse, et les thèmes de ses œuvres n'ont pas pris une ride, quelques centaines d'années après leur création.

©Domaine public (P)2014 Compagnie du Savoir

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The Hoyden (Dramatized)

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Impetuous Lady Martha and her sister, Lady Julia, are shy country girls, come to London to be presented to Society by their Aunt Maybelle, the Duchess - and, if the Duchess has her way, to marry well. However, the plain-spoken sisters are ill-prepared to cope with the circumspectly courteous demands of city life and High Society. Will Lady Martha survive her encounter with Lord Peter Thornham with her reputation intact, or will his rakish reputation soil another family's good name? Can quiet Lady Julia rescue her sister from the fate that awaits her, with the aid of the foppish Lord Edward Toffington? Will the London social scene ever be the same? Will the Duchess? After all, once one's reputation is already in tatters, one may do and say as one thinks... This is an original, full cast, fully sound-scaped audio dramatization.

©1995 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (P)1995 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

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Dinner with Friends

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Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Dinner with Friends examines the lives of two couples and the repercussions of divorce on their friendship. With wit, compassion, and consummate skill, playwright Donald Margulies weighs the costs of breaking up...and of staying together. Starring (in alphabetical order): Matthew Arkin as Gabe, Lisa Emery as Karen, Kevin Kilner as Tom, Dierdre O'Connell as Beth.

(P)2003 L.A. Theatre Works

Narrator: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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Iago

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In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man.  One of Shakespeare's most provocative and culturally relevant plays, Othello is widely studied for its complex and enduring themes of race and racism, love, trust, betrayal, and repentance. It remains widely performed across professional and community theater alike and has been the source for many film and literary adaptations. Now award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Iago's motives and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. Why and how does Iago use fake news to destroy Othello and several other characters in his path? What can Othello tell us about racism?  Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, treating Shakespeare's characters like people he has known all his life. He writes about his shifting understanding - over the course of his own lifetime - of this endlessly compelling figure, so that Iago also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. This is a provocative study for our time.

©2018 Harold Bloom (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Simon Vance
Author: Harold Bloom
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Just Between Ourselves

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The first of Ayckbourn's darkly comic masterpieces involves a relentlessly cheerful handyman in a disastrously fractured marriage. Two couples develop an unlikely friendship in this painfully funny portrait of British suburban life.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Behind the Sheet

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An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects - enslaved women - in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment. Includes conversations with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in August 2019. Behind the Sheet is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Directed by Rosalind Ayres, Inger Tudor Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Monica McSwain as Mary Matthew Floyd Miller as Samuel and Edward Dominique Morisseau as Dinah Larry Powell as Lewis and Benjamin Devon Sorvari as Josephine Jasmine St. Clair as Betty Josh Stamberg as George Danielle Moné Truitt as Sally Karen Malina White as Philomena Narrated by Inger Tudor Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Jeff Gardner. Recording Engineer and Editor: Neil Wogensen.

©2020 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

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Ashadh ka Ek Din [Free One Day]

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This Hindi play by Mohan Rakesh debuted in 1958 and is considered the first modern Hindi play. The play received a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for best play in 1959.  Before this play was written, Hindi plays were either idealistic or didactic, devoid of any connection with contemporary reality; above all their language remained the language of literature, which wasn't suitable for the stage. This play changed it all. Mohan Rakesh went on to write two more plays and left one unfinished at the time of his death in 1972. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

©1958 Rajpal & Sons (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Mohan Rakesh
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Tartuffe [French Version]

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Le Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur est une comédie de Molière en cinq actes et en vers créée le 5 février 1669 sur la scène du Théâtre du Palais-Royal. Orgon est l'archétype du personnage de cour tombé sous la coupe de Tartuffe, un hypocrite et un faux dévot. Il est, ainsi que sa mère, Madame Pernelle, dupe de Tartuffe. Ce dernier réussit à le manipuler en singeant la dévotion et il est même parvenu à devenir son directeur de conscience. Il se voit proposer d'épouser la fille de son bienfaiteur, alors même qu'il tente de séduire Elmire, la femme d'Orgon, plus jeune que son mari. Démasqué grâce à un piège tendu par cette dernière afin de convaincre son mari de l'hypocrisie de Tartuffe, Tartuffe veut ensuite chasser Orgon de chez lui grâce à une donation inconsidérée que celui-ci lui a faite de ses biens. En se servant de papiers compromettants qu'Orgon lui a remis, il va le dénoncer au Roi. Erreur fatale : le Roi a conservé son affection à celui qui l'avait jadis bien servi lors de la Fronde. Il lui pardonne et c'est Tartuffe qui est arrêté. "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan... Cueillez dès aujourd'hui les roses de la vie... Madame se meurt, madame est morte... Il neigeait, il neigeait toujours...". Les pages qu'il faut connaître, parce qu'elles font partie intégrante du patrimoine de la France, que les jeunes par conséquent ont à apprendre - et y a-t-il procédé plus séduisant et plus efficace que d'entendre ces pages enregistrées dans la plus pieuse fidélité au génie créateur ? Les pages qu'il faut connaître... et qu'en fait tant de Français et d'étrangers connaissent et savent par cœur ! Y aura-t-il pour ceux-ci émotion plus profonde que de réentendre ces textes essentiels, confiés à la voix de nos plus célèbres interprètes ?

©2017 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2017 Compagnie du Savoir

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The Lion in Winter

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Insecure siblings fighting for their parents' attention; bickering spouses who can't stand to be together or apart; adultery and sexual experimentation; even the struggle to balance work and family. These are themes as much at home in our time as they were in the twelfth century. In James Goldman's classic play The Lion in Winter, domestic turmoil rises to an art form. Keenly self-aware and motivated as much by spite as by any sense of duty, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for succession. By imagining the inner lives of Henry, Eleanor, and their sons, John, Geoffrey, and Richard, Goldman created the quintessential drama of family strife and competing ambitions, a work that gives visceral, modern-day relevance to the intrigues of Angevin England.Combining keen historical and psychological insight with delicious, mordant wit, the stage play has become a touchstone of today's theater scene, and Goldman's screenplay for the 1968 film adaptation won him an Academy Award.

(P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works. All Rights Reserved.

Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Don Juan [French Version]

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C'était en 1956 sur les ondes de France III Nationale, dans "Le théâtre et l'université", une émission placée sous le haut patronage de l'Éducation nationale. On y donnait une version radiophonique du Dom Juan de Molière, dans une mise en scène de Jean Vilar, enregistrée en public à Chaillot. Jean Vilar interprétait Dom Juan, Daniel Sorano était Sganarelle, et Monique Chaumette, Elvire. Avec eux sur scène : Georges Wilson, Georges Riquier, Philippe Noiret et Jean Topart. Cette pièce radiodiffusée, dont le deuxième acte avait été coupé, était suivie d'un débat animé par Philippe Dechartre au lycée Louis-Le-Grand. Don Juan ou Le Festin de Pierre est une comédie de Molière en cinq actes et en prose dont la "Troupe de Monsieur frère unique du roi" donna quinze représentations triomphales en février et mars 1665 sur le théâtre de la grande salle du Palais-Royal à Paris. Elle donne à suivre les trente-six dernières heures de la vie du jeune Dom Juan Tenorio, "esprit fort" et grand amateur de femmes, flanqué tout long des cinq actes de Sganarelle, valet couard, glouton et friand de disputes intellectuelles. Provocateur impénitent, Dom Juan n'échappera pas à la vengeance du Ciel, qui le châtiera par le bras d'une statue de pierre. Le spectacle, où se mêlent tous les registres, du comique farcesque au sérieux, voire au tragique, est accueilli avec enthousiasme par le public parisien, mais fait l'objet d'une violente attaque au lendemain de sa création.

©2017 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2017 Compagnie du Savoir

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I Love Lucy

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The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air, they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn't possibly succeed? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer - son of I Love Lucy’s creator Jess Oppenheimer - spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy.  Directed by Michael Hackett. Includes an interview with playwright Gregg Oppenheimer.  An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring (in alphabetical order): Ron Bottitta as William S. Paley, William Frawley, and others; Seamus Dever as Jess Oppenheimer; Sarah Drew as Lucille Ball; Abigail Marks as Vivian Vance, Betty Garrett, and others; Matthew Floyd Miller as Don Sharpe, Bob LeMond, and others; Rob Nagle as Hubbell Robinson and others; Oscar Nunez as Desi Arnaz; and Nick Toren as Harry Ackerman. Music performed by Doug Walter. The I Love Lucy theme song used with permission of MPL Music Publishing and Songwriters Guild of America. Original music by Doug Walter. Sound Effects Artist, Aaron Lyons. Production Manager, Rick V. Moreno. Script Supervisor, Nikki Hyde. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Recorded before an audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater.

©2018 Gregg Oppenheimer (P)2018 L.A. Theatre Works

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Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

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A classic BBC Radio full-cast production of Dylan Thomas' poetic play for voices starring Richard Burton as the narrator. To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black....

When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of Under Milk Wood into a microphone, broadcasting history was made. For this ‘play for voices’ conjures up the intimate dreams and waking lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside village in a remarkable way. It is bawdy and beautiful; its colourful characters lust and love, gossip and fantasise. Through the magic of language, 'Under Milk Wood' creates a rich modern pastoral which, once heard, touches the listener with its poetry and haunts the imagination for ever. This radio drama is the completed version broadcast in 1963, which includes several passages that were omitted from the first recording in 1954.

©2001 BBC Worldwide (P)2001 BBC Worldwide

Narrator: Richard Burton
Author: Dylan Thomas
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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La fausse suivante

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Travestie en chevalier à l'occasion d'un bal masqué, une riche orpheline découvre sous ce déguisement les motivations - peu reluisantes - de Lélio, le jeune homme qui doit devenir son époux. Désormais, sa vengeance est en marche, et avec elle son lot de férocités et de désillusions. La Fausse Suivante est une initiation : celle d'une jeune fille qui, sous le masque, découvre ce qu'elle éprouve autant que ce qu'elle suscite. L'initiation est ici sociale, humaine et sexuelle. Tirant les fils de l'identité, de l'apprentissage, du désir et du pouvoir, Marivaux, dans une langue jubilatoire qui met en tension permanente les mots et les corps, nous invite à reconsidérer quelques-unes de nos idées reçues. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©Domaine public (P)2015 l'Harmattan

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Tartuffe

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Le Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur est une comédie de Molière en cinq actes et en vers créée le 5 février 1669 sur la scène du Théâtre du Palais-Royal. Orgon est l'archétype du personnage de cour tombé sous la coupe de Tartuffe, un hypocrite et un faux dévot. Il est, ainsi que sa mère, Madame Pernelle, dupe de Tartuffe. Ce dernier réussit à le manipuler en singeant la dévotion et il est même parvenu à devenir son directeur de conscience. Il se voit proposer d'épouser la fille de son bienfaiteur, alors même qu'il tente de séduire Elmire, la femme d'Orgon, plus jeune que son mari. Démasqué grâce à un piège tendu par cette dernière afin de convaincre son mari de l'hypocrisie de Tartuffe, Tartuffe veut ensuite chasser Orgon de chez lui grâce à une donation inconsidérée que celui-ci lui a faite de ses biens. En se servant de papiers compromettants qu'Orgon lui a remis, il va le dénoncer au Roi. Erreur fatale : le Roi a conservé son affection à celui qui l'avait jadis bien servi lors de la Fronde. Il lui pardonne et c'est Tartuffe qui est arrêté. "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan... Cueillez dès aujourd'hui les roses de la vie... Madame se meurt, madame est morte... Il neigeait, il neigeait toujours..." Les pages qu'il faut connaître, parce qu'elles font partie intégrante du patrimoine de la France, que les jeunes par conséquent ont à apprendre - et y a-t-il procédé plus séduisant et plus efficace que d'entendre ces pages enregistrées dans la plus pieuse fidélité au génie créateur ? Les pages qu'il faut connaître... et qu'en fait tant de Français et d'étrangers connaissent et savent par cœur ! Y aura-t-il pour ceux-ci émotion plus profonde que de réentendre ces textes essentiels, confiés à la voix de nos plus célèbres interprètes ?

©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir

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Doctor Who - The Chimes of Midnight

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring.... But something must be stirring. Something hidden in the shadows. Something which kills the servants of an old Edwardian mansion in the most brutal and macabre manner possible. Exactly on the chiming of the hour, every hour, as the grandfather clock ticks on towards midnight. Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where even the victims don't stay dead. Time is running out. And time itself might well be the killer.... Written by: Robert Shearman. Directed by: Barnaby Edwards.

©2002 Big Finish Productions (P)2002 Big Finish Productions

Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Linge Sale

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Le soir. Une laverie automatique, le propriétaire s’apprête à fermer. Entre alors un homme et la conversation s’installe. Une laverie ! Drôle d’endroit pour une drôle de rencontre. En effet, tout oppose ces deux hommes : l’un âgé, l’autre jeune, l’un spécialiste du blanc et des couleurs, l’autre regardant une machine à laver comme une poule regarde un couteau, l’un rationnel et concret, l’autre chien fou et rêveur. S’installe alors entre les deux une joute oratoire décapante où chacun "vide son sac". Tous les sujets qu’ils vont aborder donneront lieu à des affrontements : les femmes, les journaux, le linge, les mots croisés le commerce et…un sujet "hautement philosophique" : l’existence de l’homme sur la terre ! La voisine, pédicure de son état, un jogger hystérique et une blonde mystérieuse viendront troubler leurs débats. Pendant que les machines à laver tournent, tout ce petit monde va "laver son linge sale en famille". Texte de Jean-Claude Grumberg, Mise en scène de Philippe Person. Avec Emmanuel Barrouyer, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Denis Leroy, Philippe Person et Anne Priol. >> Cet enregistrement original vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2006 Editions L'Harmattan (P)2006 Editions L'Harmattan

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Work Song - Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright

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In Work Song, tensions between master architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his tempestuous relationships are explored in this uniquely prismatic view of one of the great architects of the modern era. This engaging production includes a panel discussion with Wright biographer Harold Zellman. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jim Beaver, Amy Brenneman, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha, and Raphael Sbarge.

©2007 Jeffery Hatcher & Eric Simonson (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

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Moose Road: A Canadian Tragedy

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This audiobook is based on the fictional characters living along Moose Road.   Residents of Moose Road are impacted by an accident between a snow plow and a school bus. This terrible accident is followed by a tragedy that shakes the community. Each resident shares the story of his experience.

©2013 Audrey Austin (P)2018 Audrey Austin

Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
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American Buffalo

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David Mamet's gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan their heist. But their fates, like the nickel's worn image of the beleaguered buffalo, may have been sealed long ago. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring Rich Hutchman as Donny DuBrow, Josh Stamberg as Walter Cole (Teacher), and Maurice Williams as Bobby. Directed by Brian Kite and recorded before an audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

©2014 David Mamet (P)2016 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: David Mamet
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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It's Not a Fair World

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Harry Shearer’s fantasy about a World’s Fair held in Kansas City. Told in quick blackouts, it resembles a profane Simpsons episode. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Fran Adams, David Arnott, Lewis Arquette, James Avery, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Timothy Fall, David L. Lander, Tom Leopold, Edie McClurg, Julie Payne, Mary Kay Place, John Randolph, Erika Schickel, Harry Shearer, and Fred Willard. Directed by Harry Shearer. Recorded before a live audience in February 1995.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Die Mommie Die

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Angela Arden wants to be free of her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. What better way than poison! Distraught by her father’s death and convinced of her mother’s guilt, Edith Sussman plots to get the truth out of Angela using any means necessary. Charles Busch stars in the role he originated in this camp send-up where tongues aren’t the only thing dipped in acid. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in May 2019. Directed by Carl Andress With original music and songs by Lewis Flinn Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Charles Busch as Angela Arden Sussman Mark Capri as Tony Parker Willie Garson as Sol Sussman Ellis Greer as Edith Sussman Jeffery Self as Lance Sussman Ruth Williamson as Bootsie  Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Brian Wallace. Production Manager, Zack Myers. Editor, Julian Nicholson. “The Missing Girl” performed by Mary Birdsong, music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. “The Salt and Pepper Polka” performed by Mary Birdsong, music by Lewis Flinn, lyrics by Dick Gallagher and Charles Busch.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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Five Short Stories by Women

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L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women: A quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors. "Life after High School", by Joyce Carol Oates, read by Sarah Drew: Oates takes us to a time in the late 1950s, to South Lebanon High School, and shows us the lives of three people at a time of self-discovery. "The Banks of the Vistula", by Rebecca Lee, read by Emily Bergl: An ambitious student wants desperately to make her mark in a linguistics class. Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ©2013. "Never Marry a Mexican", by Sandra Cisneros, read by Rita Moreno: The story of a woman named Clemencia who remembers her family, her parents' culture, and her affair with a married man.*  "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried", by Amy Hempel, read by Lynn Collins: What do you say to someone on their deathbed? Amy Hempel addresses this question head-on, as a young woman describes her visit to a dying friend. "Once Upon a Time", by Nadine Gordimer, read by Alex Kingston: This 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. *From WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK. Copyright © 1991 by Sandra Cisneros. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Vintage Books and by Vintage Español as EL ARROYO DE LA LLORONA, translation, © 1996 by Liliana Valenzuela. Available on Random House Audiobook read by the author. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York City and Lamy, N.M. All rights reserved. Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

©2016 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2016 L.A. Theatre Works

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Monstrous Regiment

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Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them. All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well...they also have the Secret. And as they take the war to the heart of the enemy, they have to use all the resources of the Monstrous Regiment.

© Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P) Corgi Audio

Narrator: Tony Robinson
Length: 5 hrs
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Study Guide for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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Course Hero Audiobooks Get unstuck! You've heard the play, but you don't understand the symbolism. You've been to every class, but it's 2 am and your essay is due at 9:00. Your midterm is Friday and you need a boost. We've been there. We know what it's like to study, work, have a life, do your best, and still need help. Course Hero Study Guides untie the knots. You do the work - we give you the tools to make every minute count. We help you get unstuck. Course Hero audiobook of the Twelfth Night includes: A act-by-act summary and analysis An in-depth synopsis at the end of the audiobook that summarizes and analyzes the plot, themes, symbols, characters, and main points of the play Engaging narration and music

©2020 Course Hero (P)2020 Course Hero

Narrator: Regina Buccola
Author: Course Hero
Length: 57 mins
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God's Man in Texas

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A pointed look at organized, merchandised religion; the dangers of pride and ambition; the battes for power between generations; and the redemptive power of faith. A face off for control between a legendary Baptist pastor and an ambitious young preacher. Performed by a full cast including Robert Pescovitz, Morgan Sheppard, and Andy Taylor.

(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: David Rambo
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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'Night Mother

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This play tells the powerful story of an epileptic woman in her early 40s systematically preparing her own death...and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her. This searing drama, which won the Pulitzer Prize on Broadway, is guaranteed to keep any listener on the edge of their seat. Starring (in alphabetical order): Sharon Gless as Jessie Cates Katherine Helmond as Thelma Cates

(P)1995 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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Dancing Lessons

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Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger's syndrome who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they're both caught off-guard by the discoveries - both hilarious and heartwarming - that they make about each other and about themselves. Directed by Julianne Boyd.

©2015 Mark St. Germain (P)2017 Roven Records Spoken Word

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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The Divine Sister

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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. Playwright Charles Busch made his name with genre-skewering hits like Psycho Beach Party, Die Mommie Die, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which L.A. Theatre Works recorded in 2007. This time around, we present Busch's high-voltage spoof of religious melodramas, starring three of the principal players from its original 2010 Off-Broadway run. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Emily Bergl as Agnes, Charles Busch as Mother Superior, Maxwell Caulfield as Jeremy/Brother Venerius, Alison Fraser as Sister Walburga/Mrs. MacDuffie,Julie Halston as Sister Acacius/Juliet Mills/ Mrs. Levinson/Timothy Directed by Carl Andress. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

©2011 Charles Busch (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Little Foxes

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A scathing examination of a wealthy Southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless guile to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future. Recorded before a live audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in October 2018. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Will Brittain as Leo Hubbard Tim DeKay as Ben Hubbard Heidi Dippold as Birdie Hubbard Jamie Harris as Oscar Hubbard Jared Harris as Horace Giddens Larry Powell as Cal Molly C. Quinn as Alexandra Giddens Albie Selznick as William Marshall Joanne Whalley as Regina Giddens Karen Malina White as Addie Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer Sound Designer, and Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist: Aaron Lyons. Production Manager: Katie Friesen. Editor: Julian Nicholson. Piano solos and duets played by Nicholas Hormann and Katie Hume.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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Lorenzaccio

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1537. Alexandre de Médicis, Duc de Florence, règne en tyran débauché et sanguinaire avec la bénédiction du Pape et de l'Empereur d'Allemagne. Orgies, tueries, beuveries illustrent le climat dans lequel baigne alors la ville des Arts. C'en est trop pour Lorenzo ! Idéaliste et pur, il prend à charge de supprimer Alexandre pour libérer Florence et la livrer aux soins des Républicains. A cette fin, il prend la peau de "Lorenzaccio" : un être vil, sournois, méprisé de tous et à l'entier service du Duc...Sur une idée de Georges Sand, inspirée par la réalité historique, ce drame de Musset écrit en 1834 dans un style de feu, nous donne à contempler l'âme humaine où misère et grandeur se côtoient avec passion. Superbement interprété par Xavier Béja.

(P) et © Lyre Audio 2008

Narrator: Xavier Béja
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Course Hero's Audiobook of the Study Guide to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Course Hero audiobooks - get unstuck! You've read the play, but you don't understand the symbolism. You've been to every class, but it's 2 a.m., and your essay is due at 9:00. Your midterm is Friday, and you need a boost. We've been there. We know what it's like to study, work, have a life, do your best, and still need help. Course Hero study guides untie the knots. You do the work, we give you the tools to make every minute count. We help you get unstuck. Course Hero audiobook of the Romeo and Juliet includes: A scene-by-scene summary and analysis An in-depth synopsis at the end of the audiobook that summarizes and analyzes the plot, themes, symbols, characters, and main points of the play Engaging narration and music

©2020 Course Hero (P)2020 Course Hero

Narrator: Regina Buccola
Author: Course Hero
Length: 51 mins
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Broken Glass

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Set in 1938 Brooklyn, this gripping psychological mystery begins when attractive, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. The only clue lies in Sylvia's obsession with news accounts from Germany. Though safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrified by Nazi violence; or is it something closer to home?

(P)1997 L.A. Theatre Works

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Unboxed

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Greg Zipper is a paranormal vlogger whose livelihood relies on his online popularity. When a fight between him and his girlfriend goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Greg purchases a dark-web mystery box in hopes of restoring his audience's faith in him and hitting one million subscribers.  But when Greg opens the box, he gets much more than he bargained for, including a Boxer who’s determined to stop him from taking his loved ones for granted. Now Greg must do all he can to stop the Boxer, or else he'll lose his livelihood - along with the woman he loves.

©2020 Briana Morgan (P)2020 Briana Morgan

Narrator: Jeremy Reid
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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I'm Still Here

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The journey started on a cold, crispy, gloomy winter day way back in November 1960 on the mean streets of Chicago.  I was born to a married couple who were high school sweethearts who were madly in love with each other. Mom was very disappointed in the fact that she did not have a son. She blamed my Dad - her husband - for not giving her a son.  Even though I was not what she wanted God still kept me through it all. He has kept me and made sure that I had the strength to go through all God had in store for me. When people think of their personal strength, the first thing they think of is weakness. They think they can’t do whatever the activity is.  When you feel that you can’t do something, turn your thinking around and know that you can and you will, and you can do anything. Know this with all your heart - that this too shall pass. I get all my strength from God and his precious son. They have carried me over some rough mountains, through some low valleys, high waters, major floods, sunny days, cloudy days, happy days, and some sad days. Threw it all I remembered that He loves me and He cares. Now I can say that I am truly grateful for it all because I am still here…

©2018 Maria Antoinette (P)2018 Frazier Publishing and Services

Narrator: Ashley Walker
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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The Man Who Had All the Luck

Summary

The Man Who Had All the Luck, Arthur Miller's first Broadway play, offers a fascinating first look into the playwright that would go on to become one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Depicting themes of justice, family, luck, and fate; The Man Who Had All the Luck focuses on David Beeves, a Midwesterner who has good fortune shine upon, while passing others around him by. Will his luck run out and at what price? Features an exclusive discussion with Director and Profession of Theatre at UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and TV Michael Hackett.

©2007 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Pour un oui ou pour un non

Summary

Deux amis de toujours se séparent parce que l'un a dit à l'autre "c'est bien... ça" avec une intonation que ce dernier a jugé condescendante. Les personnages de Nathalie Sarraute veulent tout dire, s'expliquer infiniment, réduire autant que faire se peut la part de l'indicible. Ils ne renoncent qu'à bout de force, à bout d'arguments. L'auteur s'amuse à creuser le sillon de l'obsession - cette rumination inquiète qui nous fait monter en épingle l'incident le plus banal. Sous l'apparence de la conversation ordinaire, Nathalie Sarraute met à nu avec un humour et une précision diaboliques nos angoisses irrationnelles, nos peurs obscures devant l'autre, cet ennemi. Avec une grande complicité, les deux comédiens s'engagent dans ce combat où chaque mot est là pour faire mouche. Il s'agit de solder l'amitié en toute franchise, de saisir avec exactitude l'instant de la rupture pour mieux la consommer. C'est malicieux et cruel, chirurgical, avec la langue et ses abîmes au centre de tout. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©1982 Gallimard (P)2015 l'Harmattan

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The Goodbye Girl

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In this unique audio adaptation of Neil Simon’s screenplay, Paula McFadden’s a down-on-her-luck actress who’s forced to take in a new roommate - the eccentric, noisy, and generally unpleasant Elliot Garfield - who also happens to be an actor. As their careers and finances hit new lows, their reluctant partnership threatens to turn into something neither one wants. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in January 2018. Director: Rosalind Ayres Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Ellis Greer as Donna Douglas and Others Anna Mathias as Multiple Roles Matthew Floyd Miller as Elliot Garfield  Amy Pietz as Paula McFadden  Raini Rodriguez as Lucy  André Sogliuzzo as Multiple Roles  Inger Tudor as Mrs. Crosby and Others  Matthew Wolf as Mark Bodine and Others  Adam Wylie as Multiple Roles  Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Music Supervisor: Ronn Lipkin  Sound Effects Artist: Jeff Gardner  Production Manager: Katie Friesen  Editor: Mitchell Lindskoog  Assistant Engineer: Julian Nicholson  

©1993 Neil Simon (P)2018 L.A. Theatre Works

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Les femmes savantes

Summary

Les femmes soulèvent à chaque époque - croyant l'inventer - la querelle de l'égalité des sexes, qui dure en vérité depuis que le monde est monde. Dans Les femmes savantes, Molière s'attaque cependant moins au beau sexe qu'aux cuistres des deux bords. Si Bélise ou Philaminte revendiquent un savoir qui leur encombre la langue sans leur pénétrer l'esprit, l'art et la science de Trissotin se résument également à un ridicule jargon mondain. Trissotin et trissotines : renvoyés dos à dos, enfin à égalité ! Avec peut-être... sûrement même, l'idée derrière la tête que si les hommes et les femmes sont égaux, ma foi, il en est de plus égaux que d'autres.

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

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All My Sons

Summary

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.

(P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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An American Daughter

Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await female political appointees. On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes' nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home. And when sexy "post-feminist" Quincy Quince enters the picture, even Lyssa's husband Walter can't be trusted.

(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works, All Rights Reserved

Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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Hamlet (Classic Radio Theatre)

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Ronald Pickup, Angela Pleasance, and Maxine Audley star in this BBC Radio 4 1971 production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of the Prince of Denmark. Written over 400 years ago, Hamlet still remains one of the most powerful, influential, and thrilling tragedies in the English language. The story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for vengeance has been interpreted countless times on stage, film, and television. With its riveting plot, featuring murder and supernatural horror, and presenting possibly the most fascinating character in the history of drama, it never fails to enthral. This BBC archive production from 1971 was produced by the renowned John Tydeman and features a cast of highly regarded actors, with music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)1971 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a fascinating portrait of 19th-century Europe - disillusioned and ravaged by the wars of the postrevolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Our protagonist, whose breathtaking journey eerily echoes Byron's own life story, forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown - the nature of humanity and the transformative effects of travel burst through the pages in four powerful cantos of Spenserian stanzas. Here is the poem that set Byron on his meteoric rise to fame in London society.

Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Jamie Parker
Author: George Byron
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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A View from the Bridge

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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.

(P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Les Fourberies de Scapin

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Écrite par Molière en 1671, Les Fourberies de Scapin est sans doute l'une des pièces les plus appréciées du répertoire théâtral. Pastiche en 3 actes de la commedia dell'arte, dont l'intrigue se déroule à Naples, les répliques en prose fusent à un rythme enlevé. Enregistré spécialement pour l'audio, ce livre audio présente la pièce dans sa version complète. L'auditeur retrouve avec délectation la voix des grands comédiens du théâtre français (François Périer, Jean Desailly,...) soutenus ici par la verve et l'inébranlable talent comique de Louis de Funès et Claude Rich, alors jeune premier. Frémeaux & Associés a le plaisir de remettre à disposition du public cet enregistrement historique, qui a reçu le Grand Prix du Disque Français lors de sa parution initiale en 1957.

©2015 Frémeaux & Associés (P)2015 Frémeaux & Associés

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Crumbs from the Table of Joy

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From the pen of the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up: Godfrey remarries a white woman, Ermina discovers boys, and Ernestine is torn between Communism and bebop! Playwright Lynn Nottage received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for her play Ruined. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Deidrie Henry as Ernestine Crump; Russell Hornsby as Godfrey Crump; Tinashe Kajese as Ermina Crump; Kate Steele as Gerte; and Charlayne Woodard as Lily Ann Green. Directed by Seret Scott. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in December 2009.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Time Is Not Yet Ripe

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Louis Esson is considered to be the first great Australian dramatist. The political comedy The Time is Not Yet Ripe was first produced in 1912 and is one of his best known works. Doris, daughter of the incumbent prime minister, Sir Joseph Quiverton, has news for her father - she has just become engaged. Much to Sir Joseph's dismay her fiancé is none other than an opposing candidate in the forthcoming general election - and a revolutionary socialist to boot. Is Sir Joseph in danger of losing both his reputation and his majority in parliament? Presented by the Online Stage Cast Sir Joseph Quiverton - Peter Tucker Doris/ A Cheeky Youth - Elizabeth Chambers English Butler/A Fat Man - Joseph Tabler Sir Henry Pilsbury - Denis Daly Lady Pilsbury - Maureen Boutilier John K. Hill/An Old Man - Ben Stevens Sydney Barrett - David Prickett Miss Perkins - Leanne Yau Otto - John Burlinson Harry Hopkins - Alan Weyman Peter Jensen - Marty Krz Arthur Gray - Phil Benson Bertie Wainwright - Ben Lindsey-Clark A Working Woman - Linda Barrans Violet Faulkner - Sarah Backholer Stage directions read by K. G. Cross Audio edited by Denis Daly Cover image by Denis Daly

Public Domain (P)2017 The Online Stage

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With and Without

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It should be a week full of wine, wit, and relaxation. However, Jill’s husband doesn’t show up at a lakeside vacation house, and instead of a holiday, the happily married Mark and Shelly are offered an intimate view of their friend’s erratic behavior as she tries to cope. The lake is serene, but in the house, old passions bubble to the surface in this "dramedy" about the limits of friendship and marriage. A full-cast performance featuring Lindsay Crouse, Jill Eikenberry, Tim Halligan, and Michael Tucker.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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Chapter Two

Summary

Comedy and pathos mingle brilliantly in Neil Simon's portrait of a widowed New York novelist who fears he may never love again and has no interest in dating. Neither does smart, attractive Jennie Malone, who has just returned from getting a Mexican divorce. A grudging five-minute meeting between them blossoms into a passionate, witty romance - until they decide to marry. Performed by a full cast starring David Dukes, Sharon Gless, Gates McFadden, and Grant Shaud.

©1977 Neil Simon (P)2000 L.A. Theatre Work; All Rights Reserved

Author: Neil Simon
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Les fourberies de Scapin

2 ratings

Summary

Avec le génial Louis de Funès dans le rôle de Géronte. Les fourberies de Scapin est une comédie de Molière en prose, créée en 1671 et fortement empreinte de comédie italienne. Du vivant de Molière, qui interprétait Scapin, elle ne connut qu'un faible succès ; à sa mort il devient immense, jusqu'à en faire une des pièces les plus jouées du répertoire français. En l'absence de leurs pères partis en voyage, Octave, fils d'Argante, s'est épris de Hyacinthe, jeune fille pauvre et de naissance inconnue qu'il vient d'épouser, ainsi que Léandre, fils de Géronte, de la "jeune Égyptienne" Zerbinette... Cet enregistrement original reprend les scènes essentielles de la pièce.

©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir

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Dial L for Latch-Key

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She tried to dial M for murder, but instead she accidentally dialed L for latch-key… A plotting husband who strongly resembles Ray Milland… A framed wife as elegant as Grace Kelly… An Inspector straight out of Monty Python… Hitchcock would be spinning in his grave if he weren’t suiting up for his cameo.Gather round and enjoy this intelligent, witty satire of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Dial L for Latch-Key: The Radio Play has been selected as the opening audio presentation at the Second Annual HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival.

©2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2013 Scott Fivelson

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Racing Demon

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Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically-lauded debut in 1990 at London's National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim. More than 20 years later, David Hare's bold and moving revelations on gay ordination and the doctrine of the priesthood ring more resoundingly than ever. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring Jared Harris, Lesley Nichol, Rosie Fellner, Paul Fox, Jason Hughes, Martin Jarvis, Christopher Neame, Alan Shearman, Simon Templeman, Jane Wall, and Matthew Wolf. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before an audience by L.A. Theatre Works. The complete list of actors includes Simon Templeman, Jane Wall, and Matthew Wolf.

©1990 David Hare (P)2015 L.A. Theatre Works

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All My Love, Detrick

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Set in Nazi occupied Europe, All My Love, Detrick follows the lives of two families, one Jewish and one German. They are bound together forever by a forbidden love. Excerpt: The desolation all around her touched a nerve, and she hurried to turn the corner. A soft voice whispered in her mind, "Hurry, Leah, it's not safe here." Her heart began to race. Sweat formed in her armpits. Now there were no more houses; only open field. Walking faster her heel hit a patch of ice. Stumbling and tripping she fell. Fortunately, she'd fallen to her left landing on a grassy surface. Nausea played havoc with her stomach as it accompanied the thumping of her heart in her eardrums. Something felt wrong. If you like historical sagas, you'll love All My Love, Detrick.

©2010 Roberta Kagan (P)2012 Roberta Kagan

Narrator: Kevin S. Martin
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

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In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenage Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents' destiny...as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further - to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you've finished listening, you'll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale. Audiobook cast of narrators: Marty, read by Sean Patrick Hopkins Doc Brown, read by Sean Kenin Lorraine, read by Patricia Santomasso George, read by Christopher Gebauer Biff, read by Peter Coleman Ensemble characters, read by Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, and Donté Bonner Stage directions read by Sophie Amoss

©2019 Ian Doescher (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Hamlet: The Arkangel Shakespeare

9 ratings

Summary

Shakespeare's most famous play is one of the greatest stories in the literature of the world. Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet's beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy. Hamlet is played by Simon Russell Beale. Imogen Stubbs plays Ophelia, Jane Lapotaire is Gertrude, and Bob Peck is Claudius. Polonius is played by Norman Rodway.

Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Tears of Rage

Summary

Three young women share an apartment in New York during the summers of 1967 and 1968. But as the Vietnam War begins to exact its toll on their generation, they must decide whether to stand for their country or their loved ones. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, David Birney, Beth Broderick, Anthony Edwards, Megan Gallagher, Peter Gregory, Patricia Sill, and Wendell Sweda. Directed by Valerie Landsburg. Recorded before a live audience in November 1992.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Vietgone

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Saigon has fallen, and two Vietnamese refugees meet in an Arkansas relocation camp before setting out on a rip-roaring road trip across America. Qui Nguyen tells the hilarious and only slightly not-true version of how his parents met and built a life for themselves in a new land. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in February 2020. Director: Tim Dang Original Music by Shane Rettig Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Greg Watanabe: Playwright, Giai, Bobby, Captain Chambers, Hippie Dude Paul Yen: Quang Jeena Yi: Tong Desirée Mee Jung: Asian Girl, American Girl, Thu, Huong, Translator, Flower Girl, Redneck Biker Will Dao: Asian Guy, American Guy, Nhan, Khue Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer and Sound Designer: Mark Holden.for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner Production Manager: Erica R. Christensen Mixing Engineer: Charles Carroll Editor: Mitchell Lindskoog

©2017 Qui Nguyen (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Qui Nguyen
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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The One Who Runs and Hides

Summary

He was known as the Wildman more than 100 years ago, terrorizing lumberjacks and farmers who complained that their lives were at stake.   The American Indians, depending on their tribe, had many names for the Creature: Sasahevas, Sasquatch, Bukwas (wild man of the woods), See'atco (one who runs and hides). What would Native American Indians have to gain from falsifying the existence of a Beast?   The last name seemed the most appropriate to me. The one who runs and hides.

©2018 Chris Merola (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Chris Merola
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Hard Bargain

Summary

Yeah, she’s totally hot and totally off-limits. And she’s the one person standing in my freakin’ way of owning a pro football team. So it’s game on.  I’ll get what I want. Trust me on this. Hell, I’ll back up a Brinks truck in front of her office and dump cash out the back if that’s what it takes.  I didn’t make a billion bucks by losing. I want that team. Her grandfather is ready to sell, but he’s made this crystal clear: I have to talk his hot granddaughter into it. I can do that.  But, damn, she’s so hot. I'm having trouble focusing with that tight little body, those bedroom eyes.  The lawyer in her, though, is a pain in the ass. And she doesn’t want to sell. 

©2018 Orleans Publishing (P)2019 Orleans Publishing

Narrator: Vanessa Vasquez
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

Summary

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. Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests includes three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies. "Table Manners" (The Norman Conquests, part 1): England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first “battle”. A middle-class family trying to have a pleasant country weekend is no match for Norman, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes. "Living Together" (The Norman Conquests, part 2): In the second “battle” Norman gets drunk on homemade wine - and all hell breaks loose. He unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests, and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing-room rug. "Round and Round the Garden" (The Norman Conquests, part 3): In the third "battle", the setting is Mother’s overgrown English garden, where something more troublesome than brambles lurks among the roses. Havoc ensues as this satirical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion. Cast: Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth. Directed by Dennis Erdman. Just Between Ourselves, starring Alfred Molina - this is the first of Ayckbourn’s darkly comic masterpieces and involves a relentlessly cheerful handyman in a disastrously fractured marriage. Two couples develop an unlikely friendship in this painfully funny portrait of British suburban life. Cast: Gia Carides as Pam, Kenneth Danziger as Dennis, Judy Geeson as Vera, Miriam Margolyes as Marjorie, and Alfred Molina as Neil. Directed by Waris Hussein. Writers block, divorce, and a female robot - these are the ingredients for the hilarious Henceforward.... Alan Ayckbourn writes about the not so distant future of what lengths a man will go to be inspired again, gain the love of his daughter, and redress the pain of his past. Cast: Jared Harris as Jerome, Anne Heche as Nan (act I) and Corrina, Jack Davenport as Mervyn, Paula Jane Newman as Geain, Moira Quirk as Zoe and Nan (act II), and Darren Richardson as Lupus. Directed by Martin Jarvis. In the comedy Man of the Moment, the price of accidental fame is hashed out, inspired by the Great Train Robbers, such as Edward and Ronnie Biggs. It's about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. Cast: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington, Jane Carr as Trudy Parks, Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey, Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks, Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins, and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Scorned Man

Summary

Miguel is a man with a troubled past and transforms into a man who is self-centered with destructive social patterns. He meets Amelia, a beautiful divorcee with two children, and uses a charade of love, protectiveness, and kindness to lure in her children to love and trust him. Amelia is swept off her feet with his charming personality, handsomeness without knowing that the unhappy man feels no one deserves to be happy. Amelia would not listen to the warning from Miguel’s mother, that her son is not good for her. They get married and he sets on to destroy her and her children, accusing her of infidelity, and instigating the children against her. When Miguel discovers her long-buried secret, he sets to use it on her but the events that unfold is mind-boggling as more secrets, generational curse, and evil spirits begin to unfold and the saga continues....

©2019 Yolanda Washington-Cowan (P)2019 Yolanda Washington-Cowan

Narrator: David Goodloe
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave

Summary

"Brother, you have often declared that you would not end your days in slavery. I see no possible way in which you can escape with us; and now, brother, you are on a steamboat where there is some chance for you to escape to a land of liberty. I beseech you not to let us hinder you. If we cannot get our liberty, we do not wish to be the means of keeping you from a land of freedom."

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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An Immaculate Misconception

Summary

Dr. Melanie Laidlaw is a scientist developing the first use of ICSI, short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Her collaborator, Dr. Felix Frankenthaler, turns out to have his own ideas about how to implement their new procedure. The wild card is Melanie’s new lover, Menachem Dvir, a fellow scientist. This darkly comic menage-a-tois plays out not only in bedrooms and labs, but also in test tubes and under the microscope. A Brave New World indeed! Includes an interview with Liza Mundy, a staff writer at the Washington Post and the author of "Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Men, Women, and the World". An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Philip Casnoff as Menachem Dvir Kevin Kilner as Dr. Felix Frankenthaler Kendall Schmidt as Adam Jobeth Williams as Dr. Melanie Laidlaw Directed by Jenny Sullivan. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. An Immaculate Misconception is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2000 Carl Djerassi (P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Hot L Baltimore

1 rating

Summary

Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore is one of the most important plays of the last 100 years, influencing generations of playwrights. The actors in the original cast had not reached fame before their debuts, but since then they have achieved extraordinary careers in theater, film, and television. This renewed collaboration is a rare treat for anyone who loves excellent playwriting and phenomenal acting. Members of the original Circle Repertory Company are directed by Marshall W. Mason: Judd Hirsch, Trish Hawkins, Elizabeth Sturges, Henrietta Bagley, Conchata Ferrell, Burke Pearson, Lisa Emery, Zane Lasky, Ken Kliban, Stephanie Gordon, Brian Tarantina, Jonathan Hogan, and Claris Nelson.

©2014 Roven Records Spoken Word (P)2017 Roven Records Spoken Word

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The House of Blue Leaves

1 rating

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This poignant Obie Award-winning comedy unfolds in New York City on the day the Pope is expected to visit. Hearts are palpitating in the sleepy borough of Queens, but not entirely on account of His Holiness. Bunny Flingus, a femme-fatale from Flushing (or thereabouts) is stirring things up in the quiet, unfulfilled life of aspiring songwriter Artie Shaughnessy. Artie longs to leave his unhappy marriage, elope with Bunny, and write a hit song that will top the charts.

©1996 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Writing Game

1 rating

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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. Original music by Raymond Guarna. Directed by Michael Bloom and recorded before a live audience.

©2012 David Lodge (P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works

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Biloxi Blues

Summary

Neil Simon's hilarious, semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play stars Josh Radnor and Justine Bateman. This production features an exclusive interview with the prolific playwright.

©2007 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Country Girl

1 rating

Summary

One of America's great dramatists rocked the worlds of Broadway and Hollywood in this moving drama about a desperately self-destructive alcoholic actor and Georgie, his long-suffering wife. A searing, emotional play of love and redemption.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Arch Oboler's Plays

Summary

An unprepossessing little man in a sweatshirt and sneakers set the world of radio ablaze in the late 1930s with a startling new vision of what radio drama could be. Eight decades later, his work is still fresh, powerful, and brilliantly original. Experience radio drama at its best with Arch Oboler's Plays. These 21 outstanding productions of unforgettable stories (including several rare episodes) feature top stars: James Cagney, Burgess Meredith, Madame Alla Nazimova, Greer Garson, Edmund Gwenn, Eddie Cantor, and more! Episodes include: The Word 05-27-39; The Ivory Tower 07-08-39; And Adam Begot 09-09-39; This Precious Freedom 12-30-39; Money, Money, Money 01-06-40; Special to Hollywood 02-03-40; Johnny Got His Gun 03-09-40; Strange Morning 04-05-45; The House I Live In 04-26-45; Night 06-07-45; Mr. Pyle 06-14-45; The Naked Mountain 06-21-45; The Truth 06-28-45; My Chicago 07-26-45; Parade 08-02-45; History of a Mug 08-09-45; Mirage 09-06-45; Mr. Miller 10-04-45; The Visitor from Hades 10-10-64; The Day Sinatra Got Fat 10-24-64; Him or Me 12-26-64  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Arch Oboler. All Rights Reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited. Manufactured under exclusive license from the Arch Oboler Estate by Radio Spirits. (P)2020 Arch Oboler. All Rights Reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited. Manufactured under exclusive license from the Arch Oboler Estate by Radio Spirits.

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Tiger Tiger (Hindi Edition)

Summary

‘The Grand Old Man of Indian Writing’, Khushwant Singh was a famous Indian writer and journalist. In a career spanning many decades, he wrote several novels, articles, stories and memoirs. He is known for his colourful characters, his unabashed portrayal of intimate relationships, his controversial choices of subjects and his playful approach towards showcasing human eccentricities in his writings. His best-selling books include A History of the Sikhs, Train to Pakistan, Delhi: A Novel, Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of the Punjab, and an autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice.  The only play written by him in his long career, Tiger Tiger serves as the perfect site for Singh to showcase a vast array of characters whose lives get intertwined due to unavoidable circumstances. Through this, he is able to present a critique of society and its double standards, using this opportunity to explore some of his favourite themes like cultural difference, prejudice, hypocrisy and deception. The plot of the play is fairly simple: away from the rest of the civilisation, in the heart of a protected forest is a hotel where tourists from different countries collect to observe the wild beasts. As the narrative progresses, however, we discover that the real confrontation that is happening here is between cultures, traditions and beliefs.  His comparisons of social and behavioural characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. In this wild tale filled with humour, passion and intoxication, Singh exposes the fakeness of human existence and the lies that we tell each other, and most importantly, ourselves, to survive. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

©2013 Rajpal & Sons (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rahul Jaisawat
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Dear Elizabeth

1 rating

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The complicated relationship between the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell is revealed in nearly 30 years' worth of correspondence. Taken from their exchange of letters, Dear Elizabeth is a study in friendship, intimacy, and the power of words.  Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in July 2015.  Directed by Rosalind Ayres Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Julian Sands as Robert Lowell JoBeth WIlliams as Elizabeth Bishop Narration performed by Chris Hatfield  Associate Producers: Anna Lyse Erikson and Myke Weiskopf Recording and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Sound Effects Artist: Jeff Gardner  

©2014 Sarah Ruhl (P)2015 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Sarah Ruhl
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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La fille du puisatier

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En 1939, Patricia, la fille du puisatier Pascal Amoretti, se retrouve enceinte de Jacques Mazel, un jeune aviateur, fils de bonne famille. Or, celui-ci est mobilisé et ses parents refusent de reconnaître l'enfant. Amoretti chasse sa fille de la maison. Peu après, Jacques Mazel est porté disparu, son avion s'étant écrasé en flammes derrière les lignes allemandes. Puis survient l'armistice...

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Becky Shaw

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In this Pulitzer Prize finalist by award winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo, Suzanna sets up Max, her best friend, on a blind date with her husband's co-worker, the mysterious Becky Shaw. What follows is a series of cataclysmic events that forever changes all their lives. Mixing sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller, the critically acclaimed Becky Shaw is a comedy of romantic errors that will keep audiences guessing. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Emily Bergl as Suzanna Slater; Matt Letscher as Andrew Porter; Marsha Mason as Susan Slater; Mandy Siegfried as Becky Shaw; Josh Stamberg as Max Garrett. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in February, 2011.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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How to Be a Woman

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Summary

A dramatisation of Caitlin Moran's best seller, the book that brought feminism into the mainstream again.

Adapted and narrated by Caitlin Moran, this brand-new radio adaptation intersperses dramatised scenes from Moran's life (from her teenage years in a crowded council house in Wolverhampton, to setting out as a music journalist, to getting married and having children) with her thoughts on subjects that range from the necessity of big knickers to the experience of giving birth and having an abortion.

Provocative, controversial and very funny - this audiobook is the gateway drug to the feminist resurgence.

©2019 Caitlin Moran (P)2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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The Sisters Rosensweig

1 rating

Summary

This delightful Broadway hit chronicles three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday: a brilliant banker who has given up on romance, a suburban mother who moonlights as a radio talk show host, and a travel writer who wants to write her serious book. Perfomed by a full cast starring Jamie Lee Curtis and JoBeth Williams.

(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works, All Rights Reserved

Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Nevermore

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Jeffrey Combs gives an electrifying performance in Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Recorded before a live audience in Boston, Poe, with all of his passions, foibles, aspirations, and demons, comes vividly to life in this bravura, one-person play. Playwright Dennis Paoli expertly weaves Poe’s actual words, from letters and essays, with select poems and tales, and let’s Poe tell his own story. With Combs’ full-blooded performance, Poe is brought to exciting life - imagine that you are in the audience listening to Poe give one of his famous lectures in 1848, and on display is Poe’s humor, sadness, genius, ego, and indomitable spirit!  Director Stuart Gordon guides the proceedings with a gentle touch, revealing the humanity, the triumph, and the tragedy of America’s great poet and teller of tales, Edgar Allan Poe.

©2020 Dennis Paoli (P)2020 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Jeffrey Combs
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Harry Clarke

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Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup shines as Harry Clarke, a shy Midwesterner leading an outrageous double life as a cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, Harry charms his way into a wealthy family's life, leading an outrageous double life. As the seductive and clever Harry, his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. David Cale’s nuanced storytelling and Crudup’s magnetic performance combine, making Harry Clarke a sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller. The New York Times hailed Crudup’s performance in “a sly role terrifically suited to his gifts” while praising Cale’s story as a delicious conceit. This Audible Theater production also features a special performance of Cale’s Obie Award-winning, one-man show Lillian, starring the playwright himself in a typical tale of romance told through the eyes of a proper, middle-aged Englishwoman. 

©2017 David Cale (P)2017 AO Media LLC

Author: David Cale
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Doctor Who - The Eye of the Scorpion

Summary

It is 1400 BC, and Egypt is in mourning. Pharaoh, the great God-King, is dead. The future of the Two Kingdoms of Egypt is shrouded in uncertainty as the Council of Priests debates the claim to the throne of Pharaoh's only heir. Out in the deserts around Thebes, Egypt's capital, a warlord chief is assembling an army of mercenaries, waiting for just the right moment to strike at Egypt's heart. But not all of Egypt's enemies are outside the city. What is the secret of the strange box discovered in the desert? When the Tardis arrives nearby, it has apparently been hijacked...by the Doctor? Written by: Iain McLaughlin. Directed by: Gary Russell.

©2001 Big Finish Productions (P)2001 Big Finish Productions

Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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Table Manners

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England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests. In Table Manners, the action occurs in the dining room of Mother’s house, where a conventional middle-class family is attempting to have a pleasant country weekend. But they are no match for Norman, the bane of the family, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth.

©1997 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Doctor Who: The Nest Cottage Chronicles

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Summary

Tom Baker stars as the Fourth Doctor in 15 full-cast audio dramas written by Paul Magrs, plus bonus features exclusive to this edition.  

Hornets’ Nest: when former UNIT captain Mike Yates is reunited with a ghost from the past, he and the Doctor are soon united in battle once more, against alien insects intent on global domination.  

Demon Quest: a key component from the TARDIS disappears, exchanged for a bag containing four curious objects. Each one is a clue, and so the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey embark on a chase through Time....

Serpent Crest: the Doctor acquires a Skishtari egg, whose powers are both wondrous and deadly. When the village of Hexford comes under attack, Mrs Wibbsey and Mike discover that two Doctors aren’t necessarily better than one....

With Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, these thrilling adventures also feature Michael Maloney, Rula Lenska, Samuel West, Jan Francis, David Troughton, Michael Jayston, Simon Shepherd, Sophie Ward, Andrew Sachs, Nerys Hughes and many others. 

Also included in this edition are a previously unheard interview with Tom Baker, outtakes from the original studio sessions, promotional trailers and a PDF booklet featuring sleeve notes by writer Paul Magrs.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Paul Magrs
Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
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Fighting for You

Summary

Natashi Rusakov has a dark secret. And as secrets have a way of doing, it's complicating her hopes at having a normal life. However, when your father's the head of the Russian mafia and your life is in constant danger, normalcy is far from the norm. It's only after she meets her father's prized fighter that she discovers some secrets are worth keeping. Nikolai knows he's only a possession. Having been saved and raised by the head of the Russian mafia, Nikolai has accepted his place in society. Now, he's a cold and ruthless killer and feels nothing - no hope and no love. That is until he comes face-to-face with Natasha and finds something more worth fighting for.

©2014 Megan J. Parker (P)2015 Megan J. Parker

Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Tsar

Summary

Eleven compelling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of the Russian tsars. Broadcast to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this extraordinary drama cycle by Mike Walker comprises 11 ambitious plays spanning over 400 years, exploring the lives of Russia’s key rulers from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin.  Ivan the Terrible: Absolute Power - the rise and fearsome reign of the first Tsar of All Russia. Starring David Threlfall as Ivan IV. Boris Godunov: Ghosts - did Boris Godunov have Ivan the Terrible's son killed? And what happened when the murdered boy came back from the dead - leading an army? Starring Shaun Dooley as Boris Godunov. Peter the Great: The Gamblers - Moscow, 1682 and two joint tsars rule: one, Ivan, is feeble-minded and the other is Peter, a child of 10 years old. Starring Will Howard as Peter. Peter the Great: Queen of Spades - distracted by his new capital, St Petersburg, and wife Catherine, Peter ignores his opponents: until his own son Alexei declares his colours. Starring Elliot Cowan as Peter. Catherine the Great: Husbands, Lovers and Sons - did Catherine foresee the consequences of staging a coup d'état against her husband the Tsar? Or did she want him dead from the start? Starring Samantha Spiro as Catherine II. Alexander I: Into the Woods - the story of the reluctant Tsar who took on the greatest threat Russia had ever faced - Napoleon Bonaparte - and won. Starring Joel MacCormack as Alexander I. Alexander II: The People’s Will - revolutionary terrorist cell The People’s Will is determined to assassinate the Tsar. But in the struggle between autocracy and socialism, there can be only one winner. Starring Joseph Millson as Alexander. Nikolai II: Three Hundred Years - in 1913, the Romanov dynasty celebrated 300 years on the Russian throne. But a mere four years later, Tsar Nikolai II was forced to abdicate. Starring Raymond Coulthard as Nikolai II. Lenin: Tears - as the Soviet era begins, Lenin joins the provisional government, but soon becomes set on seizing complete power for his Bolsheviks. Starring Paul Ritter as Lenin. Joseph Stalin: The Last Bolshevik - in 1941, the Soviet Union was invaded by the Nazis - and Joseph Stalin retired to his dacha, seemingly defeated.... Starring Brian McCardie as Stalin.  The Shield and the Sword - thirteen interconnected stories about the enigmatic Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Starring Nicholas Murchie as VV. Written by Mike Walker. Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko and Alison Hindell.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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King Lear: CliffsNotes

Summary

This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's King Lear supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read King Lear. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Shakespeare’s King Lear. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Shakespeare and King Lear, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2000 Wiley Publishing Inc. Adaptation of original text © 2011 by Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Rudd
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Fabulation or The Re-education of Undine

Summary

Knocked-up and seriously broke, a successful publicist is plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, and forced to confront the family she left behind. Fabulation is a darkly comic rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of falling down and reaching up to find the goodness within.Starring (in alphabetical order):Daniel Breaker as Flow, Dealer, EnsembleSaidah Arrika Ekulona as Allison, Mother, EnsembleJon Matthews as Accountant, Addict #1, EnsembleGary Perez as Herve, Guy, EnsembleMelle Powers as Stephie, Counselor, Rosa, EnsembleMyra Lucretia Taylor as Grandma/EnsembleJohn Wesley as Yoruba Priest, Father, EnsembeCharlayne Woodard as Undine

(P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works. All Rights Reserved.

Author: Lynn Nottage
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Spread Eagle

Summary

Commerce and heroism clash when a titan of American business orchestrates a U.S. invasion of Mexico. This long-lost 1927 Broadway melodrama combines the crackling dialogue and riveting storytelling of The Front Page with Wag the Dog cynicism.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Savannah Bay, variations

Summary

"C'est pendant l'été d'un pays du nord. C'est la fin d'un jour, juste avant la nuit. Vous voyez ? Mais déjà quand elle s'annonce, que la lumière s'allonge, illuminante, avant de s'éteindre." M. D. Savannah Bay, variations recueille des documents sonores inédits captés par Philippe Proust, retrouvés et présentés par Marie-Pierre Fernandes, spécialiste de Marguerite Duras qui a participé à sa création de Savannah Bay, accueillie triomphalement en 1983 au théâtre du Rond-Point, et assisté l'autrice pour les Lectures (1984) et La Musica deuxième (1985). Ces enregistrements exclusifs font entendre la lecture par Marguerite Duras d'une scène primitive de la pièce Savannah Bay suivie de deux répétitions sous sa direction avec Madeleine Renaud et Bulle Ogier. Elle lit ensuite L'Exposition de la peinture, poignant hommage à son scénographe, le peintre argentin Roberto Platé diffusé lors de l'exposition de ses toiles au théâtre du Rond-Point, en 1987.

©1987 Jean Mascolo (P)2021 Éditions des femmes-Antoinette Fouque

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Length: 58 mins
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Dom Juan [French Version]

Summary

Don Juan, le trompeur de Séville, l'homme aux mille visages, surgit du néant pour mieux abuser ses victimes : sa parole n'est que séduction, illusion, spectacle. À ses côtés, à la fois lâche et fidèle, drôle et pathétique, Sganarelle sera de tous ses voyages. Car Don Juan est un voyageur-né : le maître et son serviteur passent d'une ville à l'autre, font naufrage et sillonnent les campagnes. Nobles dames ou naïves paysannes, toutes les femmes sont égales aux yeux du grand séducteur. Adaptation théâtrale de Don Juan dans les années 50 au TNP (Théâtre National Populaire).

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

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Script Culture and the American Screenplay

Summary

Script Culture and the American Screenplay treats the screenplay as a literary work in its own right, presenting analyses of screenplays from a variety of frameworks, including feminism, Marxism, structuralism, philosophy, and psychology.

Script Culture and the American Screenplay is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides a general background for screenplay studies, tracing the evolution of the screenplay from the early shot lists and continuities of George Méliès and Thomas Harper Ince, to the more detailed narratives of contemporary works. Part 2 offers specific, primarily thematic, critical examinations of screenplays, along with discussions of the original screenplay and the screenplay adaptation. In all, Boon explains that screenplay criticism distinguishes itself from traditional film studies in three major ways. The primary focus of screenplay criticism is on the screenplay rather than the film, the focus of screenplay studies is on the screenwriter rather than the director, and screenplay criticism, like literary criticism, is written to illuminate a reader's understanding of the text.

Boon demonstrates that whether we are concerned with aesthetics and identifying rules for distinguishing the literary from the non-literary, or whether we align ourselves with more contemporary theories, which recognize texts as distinguishable in their inter-relationships and marked difference, screenplays constitute a rich cache of works worthy of critical examination.

The audiobook is published by Wayne State University Press.

"Kevin Alexander Boon's stated purpose is to stimulate interest in screenplay criticism - a worthy goal, in my opinion, admirably achieved by Script Culture and the American Screenplay." (James M. Welsh, Salisbury University)

©2008 Wayne State University Press (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Emil N Gallina
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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The Living Room

Summary

London in the 1950s: a mysterious house, home to a family that has seen better days, will not yield its secrets, and a love affair turns to tragedy. Graham Greene, one of the foremost writers of the 20th century, based this play on his own passionate, doomed affairs and his conflicted view of Catholicism.

© and (P) L.A. Theatre Works

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Fallen Angels

Summary

Julia and Fred and Willy and Jane are happily married and the best of friends, until a postcard arrives with news of the imminent arrival of a certain handsome Frenchman. Gay, debonair, and utterly sophisticated.

©1994 Noel Coward (P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works

Author: Noel Coward
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Bad Faith

Summary

In his provocative new show, Bad Faith, celebrated solo artist Mike Daisey sinks his teeth into a harsh reality: Bad faith is becoming more rampant in today’s culture. From the president and our politics to climate and corporate rule, Daisey unpacks how bad faith - a twisted kind of deception - spreads, why people choose bad faith over goodwill, and how this growing epidemic impacts our lives. Using heartbreaking and darkly hilarious stories from his own life, Daisey wrestles with the big questions: How do we know we’re not part of the problem, and how do we make sure the worst people don’t come out on top? Bad Faith was recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre for Audible listeners globally.

©2020 Mike Daisey (P)2020 AO Media LLC

Narrator: Mike Daisey
Author: Mike Daisey
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu

Summary

La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu a été créée en 1935, par les soins de Louis Jouvet. Après Siegfried, elle s'affirma - son succès en a témoigné - comme une des rares œuvres maîtresses du répertoire français contemporain à aborder un des grands problèmes politiques du temps. Jean Vilar l'a montée en 1962, pour le Festival d'Avignon, et l'a reprise au Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) en 1963. Hector, le chef troyen, revient victorieux d'une guerre. A Troie, il est beaucoup question de l'enlèvement d'Hélène, reine de Sparte, par le prince Pâris. Hector retrouve sa femme, Andromaque ; il apprend qu'elle attend un enfant. Voici les extraits que vous pouvez écouter : Acte I - Scène 3 : En présence du roi Priam et des notables troyens, Hector va procéder à la fermeture solennelle des "portes de la guerre". Il doit traditionnellement dédier un discours aux morts de la dernière guerre. Acte II - Scène 4 : L'enlèvement d'Hélène risque d'être un cas de guerre. Andromaque, épouse et mère, éprouve profondément la menace. Alors qu'Hector se persuade que la restitution d'Hélène aux Grecs écartera le danger, Andromaque veut une explication franche, vraie, totale, avec Hélène. Acte II - Scène 7 : Ulysse, ambassadeur des Grecs, se présente à Troie. Hector le reçoit. Acte II - Scène 12 : Pour conserver la vérité de l'action théâtrale, cet enregistrement a été réalisé pendant une représentation de la pièce au Palais de Chaillot.

©2017 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2017 Compagnie du Savoir

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Notes from the Field

Summary

"Smith’s powerful style of living journalism uses the collective, cathartic nature of the theater to move us from despair toward hope.” (The Village Voice)   Anna Deavere Smith’s extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have experienced them.  "One of her most ambitious and powerful works on how matters of race continue to divide and enslave the nation.” (Variety) Smith renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith has put it: “Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.”)  Using people’s own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy; activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds; and many others. Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our time - and call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope.

©2019 Anna Deavere Smith (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Stealing Lincoln: The Radio Play (The Cleveland Radio Players)

Summary

Stealing Lincoln is a one-act historical-based spoof of the attempted kidnapping of Former President Abraham Lincoln's dead body. Based on a true story, this is a re-enact-imagiment of what it would be like to by a fly-on-the-wall in Big Jim Kennally's counterfeit gang in their first bodysnatching heist. The gang is infiltrated by one of the first Secret Service spies, Lewis Swegel. Although the real conversations may never be known, The Cleveland Radio Players would like to think it happened something like this... Starring: (in order of appearance) Robert Branch - Abraham Lincoln, James "Big Jim" Kenally, Jack Matuszewski - Lincoln Honor Guard, Denny Castiglione - Father, Giovanni Castiglione - Son, Llenelle Gibson - Daughter, Cody Zack - Terrence Mullen, Charles Hargrave - Jack Hughes, Logan Smith - Lewis Swegel, Milton Horowitz - Patrick D. Tyrrelle, Cory Shy - Secret Service Agent, David Flynt - Billy Brown, Train Conductor The Cleveland Radio Players is the only company dedicated to the production of modern radio plays in the 21st century. Our radio plays include a unique voice for each character, sound effects, and music for an engaging listening experience. No other acting ensemble produces dramatized or Radio Play style storytelling from live performances. The Cleveland Radio Players reproduce works of living playwrights only.

©2015 Milton Matthew Horowitz (P)2015 Milton Matthew Horowitz

Length: 35 mins
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Mimi's Guide

Summary

The sensuality of Louisiana's humid, jasmine-scented air permeates this love triangle about three people who are haunted by the memories of the Vietnam war.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Chavez Ravine

Summary

The controversial history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, is explored with humor, brutal honesty, and pulse-racing music by the nation's premier Chicano/Latino theatre troupe, Culture Clash.Starring (in alphabetical order): Zilah MendozaRichard Montoya Ric Salinas Herbert Siguenza Musicians: John Avila Randy Rodarte Scott Rodarte

(P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works. All Rights Reserved.

Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Capri's Second Chance

Summary

Capri's Second Chance is the tale of business owner Caprianna and her police officer husband, Marquise. To the outside world, they appear to have everything going for them. However, when tragedy strikes, not only is Caprianna's tenuous world shattered, she finds out her husband is harboring secrets of his own. But just when she thought she was at her lowest ebb, fate steps in. Can love rise out of the ashes?

©2013 Maxine Thompson (P)2016 Maxine Thompson

Narrator: Wanda J. Dixon
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Summary

Raucous comedy from one of America's most outrageous playwrights! New York dilettante Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged doctor's wife, is hooked on culture - mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating childhood friend. Starring Richard Kind, Jobeth Williams, Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, and Dileep Rao.

©2007 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

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Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight

Summary

A brand spanking new bedroom farce about three couples who say what they oughtn't, do what they shouldn't, and deliver terrific one-liners while doing it. Ben and Nancy have a midnight therapy session over some unfortunate pillow talk; Grace and Gene take surprising sides over the one-night-stand issue; and therapist Mark finds his romantic rendezvous with an older man rudely interrupted.Featuring a full cast starring Richard Kind, Joey Slotnick, Jeffrey Donovan, Mandy Siegfried, Clea Lewis, and Alan Mandell.

(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Flyovers

1 rating

Summary

A high-school reunion triggers cultural hostilities between a bully and the man he once victimized. A full-cast performance featuring Amy Morton, William Petersen, Linda Reiter, and Marc Vann.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Harvey the Indian: The Man Who Wouldn't Leave

Summary

Harvey is visited by a Caucasian man looking for spiritual healing, but Harvey isn't the type of Indian who would believe in spirits.

©2015 Andrew Genaille (P)2019 Andrew Genaille

Narrator: Tanis Parenteau
Length: 14 mins
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Partially Broken Never Destroyed: The Devil's Advocate

Summary

What do you do when you realize the only way to maintain the lifestyle that you're adapted to is to play around with a little fire? 

For Kayla, it's not only a way of life, but keeping secrets is what's keeping her alive. Her boss, Ms. Wright is a walking soap opera in the flesh and is willing to deceive anyone in order to uphold her social status. 

Not only has she dragged Kayla in the middle of her drama, but Ms. Wright continues to add layers of treachery along with violence, which are things that Kayla didn't bargain for.

Unfortunate for them both, not everyone is willing to continue in this twisted debauchery and it's only a matter of time before an unstable fortress becomes a pile of rubbish.

If you enjoy African American Romance or Street Urban Fiction with a twist of suspense, you'll definitely enjoy this Urban Thriller!

Buy this suspenseful thriller now!

©2018 Nataisha Hill (P)2019 Nataisha Hill

Narrator: Dana Njenga
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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Papa Goriot [Father Goriot]

1 rating

Summary

Un padre despreciado por las hijas que ama. El hecho de que el inquilino en la casa de huespedes de Vauquer, Goriot tenga todo el aspecto de un hombre pobre y abandonado por la fortuna no le impide alardear de que sus dos hijas son, respectivamente una duquesa y una baronesa. El padre las ama, pero las hijas que han subido de posicion social lo ignoran y hasta lo desprecian. A partir de esos ejemplares humanos, el gran novelista frances Balzac crea todo un mundo de codicia y de crimen pero con esos momentos de ternura que solo la mano maestra de Balzac es capaz de invocar. Esta obra, una de las que componen su "Comedia humana" es considerada como una de las grandes novelas de todos lo tiempos.

©2001 Disonex S.A. (P)2001 Disonex S.A.

Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Time Heals Everything

Summary

Beautiful Katherine Collins, a young woman from nowhere, suddenly had it all. Her promising career as an up-and-coming cabaret singer in a swinging 1930s hot spot known as Simply Blues lands her smack in the middle of a tug of war the likes of which she'd never dreamed possible. On one side stands the man who had opened the door to her career but who refuses to allow himself any further claim to her heart, and on the other stands a man who will do anything to claim Katherine as his own. Set in the tumultuous times leading up to World War Two, both men will shape her destiny in unchangeable ways, but whose heart will Katherine choose, and whose will she break forever?

©2011 Linda Swain (P)2012 Linda Swain

Narrator: John Podulka
Author: Linda Swain
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Le Diable et le Bon Dieu

Summary

"Pour la philosophie existentialiste, l'existence précède l'essence, c'est à dire que l'homme naît seul, libre et responsable. Il n'est lui-même qu'être et néant, mais il donne, par ses choix et les engagements de son existence, un sens à sa vie. Tout le théâtre de Sartre est empreint de cette pensée. Avec Le Diable et le Bon Dieu, Sartre réalise enfin en Goetz l'unité du personnage et donne une véritable expression dramatique au problème de la liberté. Dans l'Allemagne de la Renaissance, Goetz, personnage historique des Guerres de Religion est un soldat sanguinaire dépourvu de tout sens moral, il trahit, pille et tue sans aucun remords, et se réjouit que ses actes indignent Dieu. Un jour, il décide de devenir bon. Il s'adresse à Dieu :"Tu n'as prêté attention à moi quand je faisais le mal, peut-être me verras-tu mieux si je suis terriblement bon". Mais il découvre bientôt qu'en voulant faire le bien des hommes malgré eux, il provoque des massacres encore plus horribles. Devant cet échec, il reprend une politique de répression impitoyable." Alain Délot Avec : Pierre Brasseur : Goetz ; Michel Etcheverry : Heinrich ; Henri Nassiet : Nasty ; Fernand Blot : le banquier ; Patrick Roussel : un officier ; Marie Olivier : Catherine ; Josette Vardier : Hilda.

(P) et © Editions Eponymes

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The Physicists

1 rating

Summary

Johann Mobius, the world’s greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these three actually mad? Or are they playing a murdererous game with the world at stake? This darkly comic satire probes the cost of sanity among men of science and whether it is the mad who are the truly sane. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Anne Gee Byrd, Matthew Patrick Davis, Bruce Davison, John de Lancie, Matt Gaydos, Harry Groener, Christopher Guilmet, Melinda Page Hamilton, Gregory Itzin, Roma Maffia and Missy Yager. The Physicists is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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Macbeth [Spanish Edition]

Summary

Cuando Macbeth y Banquo cruzan un páramo de vuelta a casa tras su victoria frente a los ejércitos enemigos de Escocia y de su rey Duncan, se encuentran con tres brujas que profetizan que Macbeth será nombrado Barón de Cawdor y después rey de Escocia.También profetizan que Banquo empezará una dinastía de reyes escoceses. Tras desaparecer las brujas, llegan dos mensajeros del rey que les informan que el rey ha nombrado a Macbeth Barón de Cawdor. Lady Macbeth es una mujer profundamente ambiciosa que desea conseguir el poder a cualquier precio y por ello incita a Macbeth para que asesine al rey Duncan y así pueda convertirse en rey. Sin embargo Lady Macbeth no sabía que su conciencia la iba a atormentar de la manera que lo hace, por lo que.... Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2015 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Marcos Chacón
Length: 39 mins
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Transfers

Summary

In this riveting drama by acclaimed playwright Lucy Thurber, two gifted young men from the South Bronx - one Black and one Latino - compete for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university. Refusing to be defined by their circumstance, each man must find his own way out of his difficult past.

©2020 Lucy Thurber (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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Romance

1 rating

Summary

In this outrageous new comedy, playwright Mamet skewers everything from sexuality to the justice system to world peace. In a world where nothing is as it seems, prepare to be offended!

(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

Author: David Mamet
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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The School for Scandal

4 ratings

Summary

Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling, Snake, are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Stuart Bunce as Charles Surface, Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour, John H. Francis as Rowley/Others, Henri Lubatti as Snake/Moses/Others, Christopher Neame as Sir Oliver Surface, Moira Quirk as Maria/Maid, Julian Sands as Joseph Surface, Susan Sullivan as Lady Sneerwell, Tara Summers as Lady Teazle, Simon Templeman as Sir Peter Teazle, James Warwick as Crabtree/Others, and Matthew Wolf as Sir Benjamin Backbite. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in January 2011.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Julius Caesar: CliffsNotes

Summary

This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Julius Caesar. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Martha Perry (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Author: Martha Perry
Length: 3 hrs
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Doctor Who - Loups-Garoux

Summary

Germany, 1589: the townspeople of Cologne pronounce a sentence of death on a mass murderer who has stalked the countryside in the guise of a ferocious wolf. Russia, 1812: retreating from Napoleon's invading forces, a merchant's daughter is rescued from bandits by a handsome partisan with a ravenous appetite. Brazil, 2080: the Doctor and Turlough arrive for the Rio de Janeiro carnival. Is wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her invalid son, tended by the mysterious Dr Hayashi? And who exactly is Rosa, engaged on a secret quest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe? Time is running out for Rosa, Ileana and the Doctor as the fearsome shadow of an ancient werewolf moves ever closer.... Written by Marc Platt. Directed by Nicholas Pegg.

©2001 Big Finish Productions (P)2001 Big Finish Productions

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The Price

Summary

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.

(P)1995 L.A. Theatre Works

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Sin

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Featuring Steve Carell and Amy Morton, Sin is a contemporary morality play about a helicopter traffic reporter who is trying to keep herself above life's messiness. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband is a charming alcoholic, her roommate is a glutton, she's trapped daily in a helicopter with an envious coworker, and her blind dates are disasters. It takes her dying brother to make her see that pride is the deadliest of sins, and it takes an Act of God to bring her back down to Earth. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Steve Carell as Date (Greed); Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Fred (Envy); Jeffrey Hutchinson as Gerard, Avery’s Brother (Pride); Amy Morton as Avery; David M. Pasquesi as Michael (Sloth); Steve Pickering as Jason (Wrath); Tim Rhoze as Man (Lust); Karen Vaccaro as Helen (Gluttony). Recorded at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, for Chicago Theatres on the Air in 1995.

©1995 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Brief Encounter (Classic Radio Theatre)

Summary

Jenny Seagrove and Nigel Havers star in this BBC Radio 2 production of Noël Coward’s classic tale of forbidden love.

Laura Jesson is a happily married woman until a chance encounter in a train station café draws her to Dr Alec Harvey. Literally bumping into each other brings temptation, danger and guilt into their lives and a doomed love affair ensues...

A classic love story, Brief Encounter was made into a much-loved and hugely successful film in 1945, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. This 2009 adaptation is faithful to Coward’s original screenplay and features a distinguished cast including Jenny Seagrove and Nigel Havers.

The 'Classic Radio Theatre' range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Author: Noel Coward
Length: 57 mins
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My Favorite Husband

Summary

Before Lucy and Desi became America’s favorite television couple, Lucille Ball developed her show-business-aspiring housewife character from 1948-1951 on CBS Radio. Some of TV’s most popular sitcom stars reprise two episodes from the radio series that inspired I Love Lucy. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Samantha Bennett, Jeff Conaway, Harold Gould, Marilu Henner, Joe Liss and Alley Mills.

©1953 Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh, Bob Carroll Jr. (P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works

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Voir Dire

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A highly-placed school official is accused of buying drugs on the street. Is he an out-of-control addict or a victim of discrimination? Voir Dire - a legal term meaning “to say what is true”- is the story of the racially-mixed jurors who will decide the official’s fate. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Christine Avila, Barbara Bosson, Shannon Cochran, Ella Joyce, Kevin Kilner and Amy Pietz. Directed by Ken Frankel. Recorded before a live audience.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Le mot de Cambronne

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Madame Cambronne, qui est anglaise, c'est historique, aimerait bien savoir ce qu'est ce fameux "mot de Cambronne", qu'elle n'a jamais entendu. De la difficulté à faire répéter au général Pierre Cambronne son célèbre mot. Comédie en 1 acte, interprétée par Sacha Guitry : Pierre Cambronne ; Marguerite Moreno : la générale Cambronne ; Pauline Carton : la préfète ; Jacqueline Delubac : la servante.

(P) et © Compagnie du Savoir

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Neat

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In Neat, writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. The play focuses around the life of Woodard's Aunt Beneatha, Neat, who was mistakenly fed camphor oil as a baby, resulting in permanent brain damage. Alternating between Neat's home in Savannah, GA and Albany, NY, where Woodard was raised, stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works

Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Time Flies

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A series of short comic vignettes from playwright David Ives. In the title work, two houseflies try to make the most out of their brief time on earth. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Fran Adams, Ed Begley Jr., Shannon Cochran, Evan Gore, Arye Gross, and Victoria Principal. Directed by Ron West. Recorded before a live audience in March 1998.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Dom Juan [French Version]

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Le personnage de Dom Juan est avant tout un mythe. Les efforts d'identification à un personnage réel sont vains, on peut seulement lui reconnaître certains critères qui lui sont propres. Fondamentalement, Dom Juan recherche et vit dans le plaisir et la jouissance de l'instant présent, en s'opposant aux contraintes et aux règles sociales, morales et religieuses, ainsi qu'en ignorant volontairement autrui. C'est donc à la fois un jouisseur et un libertin, également égoïste et destructeur.

© 2011 Editions Eponymes

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Trifles

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Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender relationships in a time when women often were considered to be mere trifles. A groundbreaking feminist play, Trifles is often included in anthologies of drama and literature. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Peters; Amy Madigan as Mrs. Hale; Sam McMurray as the Sheriff; Steven Vinovich as Mr. Hale; and Steven Weber as the County Attorney. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, Los Angeles, in 2011.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Occupied

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SOME PEOPLE LIVE UNDER OCCUPATION. SOME PEOPLE OCCUPY THEMSELVES. NO ONE IS FREE.  Step into a world which is both magically fictitious and shockingly real. Walk side-by-side with a refugee, native, occupier and economic migrant. And watch on as the world around you transforms from a halcyon past into a dystopian future.  Inspired by the occupations of Palestine, Kurdistan and Tibet, and by the corporate occupation of the west, Occupied is a haunting glance into a society which is a little too familiar for comfort. It truly is a unique piece of literary fiction…  Here's what reviewers have said about Occupied: "Darker than George Orwell's 1984" (AXS) "Candid and disquieting" (Free Tibet) "Genre-busting" (Pak Asia Times) "Brilliant" (Middle East Monitor) "A must read" (Buzzfeed)

©2015 Joss Sheldon (P)2016 Joss Sheldon

Narrator: Jack Wynters
Author: Joss Sheldon
Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
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Down with My Demons

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A radio play by Josh Bourne  Presented by Voices of Today  Ten years after a tragic incident on the lake, an AA meeting in a small, religious town in the deep south of the USA descends into bitterness and chaos when a flood hits. Trapped within the local church, tempers escalate and well-buried secrets begin to emerge. Personalities clash, reputations are dissected and questioned, and everybody's demons are laid bare.  Cast: Vincent - Andy Harrington  Pastor Talbot - Jeff Moon  Samuel - John Burlinson  Delilah - Amanda Friday  Jael - Lee Ann Howlett  Audio edited by Leanne Yau

©2019 Josh Bourne (P)2019 Josh Bourne

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The Story of an Hour

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Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "The Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard has just learned that her husband is dead - believed to have died during a train accident. Her family fears that the news will kill Louise, who suffers from a weak heart. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Public Domain (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

Narrator: Tish Hicks
Author: Kate Chopin
Length: 9 mins
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The Jew of Malta

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Christopher Marlowe wrote this spectacularly subversive play in 1589/1590. The setting is the island of Malta as a bone of contention between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in their struggle for supremacy in the Mediterranean. The ghost of Machiavelli appropriately introduces this tale of murder and mayhem which unfolds in flamboyant episodes of blackmail, betrayal, revenge, scheming, theft, and poisoning on a breathtaking scale. The characters match the lurid plot, from the relentlessly wicked merchant Barrabas and his psychopathic servant Ithamore through the greedy prostitute Bellamira and her pimp Pilia-Borza to the corrupt Friar Bernadine and the lecherous Friar Jacomo. Closer to black comedy than to farce, The Jew of Malta is a masterpiece of Elizabethan theatre without a single dull moment.

Public Domain (P)2018 Museum Audiobooks

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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An Inspector Calls (Classic Radio Theatre)

1 rating

Summary

Widely regarded as one of J.B. Priestley's most successful works, An Inspector Calls combines drama and intrigue with an unforgiving verdict for society of the time. Sharp and unapologetic, it never fails to excite.

A BBC Radio 4 production of Priestley's classic thriller, starring Toby Jones and Frances Barber. The Birling family are spending a happy evening celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft - a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful local businesses.

Yet, just when everything seems to be going so well, they receive a surprise visit from an Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl.

As the Inspector reveals more about the circumstances that led to the death of Eva Smith, each member of the family comes under the spotlight, and questions of guilt and responsibility are raised.... Toby Jones, David Calder, Frances Barber and Morven Christie are amongst the cast in this BBC Radio 4 production from 2010.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©2010 J.B. Priestley (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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