A full-cast production inspired by Pygmalion, Shaw's classic drawing room tale of language and class division, and its musical incarnation, My Fair Lady. PIGmalion tells the story of one Eliza Doolittle, who sells homemade pork rinds at the Tri-Counties Fair and Livestock Show. The daughter of a hardscrabble Mississippi pig farmer, Eliza dreams of someday working as a waitress at "one of those nice downtown barbecue restaurants where all the tourists go". 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009405/bk_blak_009405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of Shaw's most enduring works, Pygmalion is an insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project. Described by critics as a play of great vitality and charm," Pygmalion inspired the award-winning stage and film productions of Lerner and Loewe's musical, My Fair Lady. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Roslyn Alexander, Shannon Cochran, Denise du Maurier, Rebecca MacLean, David New, Kenneth J. Northcott, Nicholas Pennell, Nicholas Rudall, Ben Whitehouse, and Laura Whyte. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon Cochran, Nicholas Pennell, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000020/pf_latw_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pygmalion remains one of the most popular stories, but mainly in the medium of the musical; the evergreen My Fair Lady. But much of the charm and wit comes from the words and timing in Shaw's original play. Here are the characters of Professor Higgins, his friend Colonel Pickering, and their charge, Eliza Doolittle. This delightful comedy is presented in its original play version, with the extended narrations setting the background and concluding the drama. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser, Lucy Whybrow, Geoffrey Palmer, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000220/bk_naxo_000220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history of My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a great era in American musical theater: Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many others. How these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage, and present these brilliant shows is detailed here, in this audio edition of one of the most delightful books ever written on the world of Broadway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Case. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004845/bk_rand_004845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Playwright Mark Dunn presents four audio plays about Southern women. In Dix Tableaux, two women chart the course of each other's lives, nurturing a friendship that, in the end, becomes the strongest and most sustaining of their lives. Van Choc Straw is a bittersweet comedy about tenuous family ties and the often stronger bonds of friendship that lattice the final years of our lives. Inspired by My Fair Lady, PIGmalion tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, who sells pork rinds and dreams of working as a waitress at "one of those nice downtown barbecue restaurants where all the tourists go". Deep in the Heart is a serious comedy about the value of family and friendship, the importance of self-forgiveness, and the special healing joy that comes to those who know how to "drink life to the dregs". 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009402/bk_blak_009402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon Cadell stars as Henry Higgins with Imelda Staunton as Eliza Doolittle in this BBC Radio 4 production of Shaw’s famous play. When phonetics tutor and linguist Henry Higgins meets Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, he makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can teach her to speak so well that she will be able to pass herself off as a Duchess at a society ball. Eliza agrees, seduced by promises of chocolates and taxi rides - but her transformation from caterpillar to butterfly will not be easy, and the process will take its toll on both Eliza and Higgins…Written in 1912, ‘Pygmalion’ enjoyed instant success and was adapted as the hit musical ‘My Fair Lady’, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Among the star cast in this 1986 adaptation are Simon Cadell, Imelda Staunton, Rachel Gurney and Edward Hardwicke. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/005000/rt_bbcw_005000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of a small town in Northamptonshire in the complete 3rd series of the BBC radio comedy drama - plus special episode 'Full Stop'. Relationships have come and gone but life continues in Wadenbrook, where Sheila Hancock takes us behind closed doors to reveal the inhabitants' heartbreak and happiness. In Series 3, Ken and Keith are celebrating; Jan has dinner with her ex-husband, and Mary and Jonathan have crossed wires. In addition, visitors are expected in Wadenbrook; a revelation is long overdue; Jan determines to do something unexpected for her birthday and a funeral focuses everyone's mind. 'Full Stop' finds the inhabitants of Wadenbrook taking a New Years' Eve minibus trip. Having recently performed their own amateur production of 'My Fair Lady', they are excited to be off to see a professional and starry production at Birmingham's Hippodrome. Former school teacher Mary has organised the outing (with an ulterior motive) and Ken has an important question to ask Keith. But heavy snow threatens to thwart everyone's plans.... Sheila Hancock is the narrator of this heartwarming comedy series, also starring Kevin Eldon, Geoffrey Palmer, Penelope Wilton and Felicity Montagu. Duration: 3 hours 45 mins. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Geoffrey Palmer, Penelope Wilton, Sheila Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002345/bk_rhuk_002345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exclusively from Audible One of Dickens' early works, Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity that is interspersed with Dickens' moving condemnation of society's mistreatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system. Young Nickleby struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England, yet succeeds despite social injustice, in a story that mirrors Dickens' own rise from poverty to great success. One of eight children, Dickens came from a very poor family, with his father eventually being sent to debtor's prison. At the age of 12, Dickens was forced to start work in a blacking factory in order to help clear the family debt. Dickens depicts a funny version of his own mother in the character of Mrs. Nickleby, his feelings towards her dark and complex. He never forgave her for trying to keep him working against her husband's wishes. Hailed as a comic triumph with a cast of incredible characters, it firmly established Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. Full of typically Dickensian elements, the book is well suited to dramatic adaptation. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest comic masterpieces of 19th century literature and continues to entertain its fans to this day. Narrator Biography Three-time Olivier Award winner actor Alex Jennings has had an extensive career with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. His recent stage performances have included Willy Wonka in 2014's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical and Professor Henry Higgins in the 2016 Australian 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady. In 2006 he played Prince Charles opposite Helen Mirren in The Queen and has had other roles in films such as Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Babel (2006) and The Lady in the Van (2015). His television work has included the BBC TV series Cranford (2007) and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002698/bk_bbcw_002698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.