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Joshua

Joshua ASBURY, NJ, United States Member Since 2011

Choreographer, Director, Actor, Dancer, Educator. And lover of audio books! They are theatre for the mind!

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  • "A classic is given a fabulous update!"

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    I picked up this play because I am currently directing Antigone by Jean Anouilh (but a different translation). I wanted to get an idea of how this story was changed from the original by Sophocles. And I was so delighted to find the adaptation fresh, new and alive. The LA Theatre Works' actors do such a stellar job that while I was listening to the play I found myself closing my eyes to imagine the how the actors where moving on stage. If you are a lover of myths, classics, and/or theatre then you MUST listen to this play.

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    Antigone

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Jean Anouilh
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Marvel, Full Cast
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    The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone defies the law, sealing her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by Germans as an affirmation of authority.

    Joshua says: "A classic is given a fabulous update!"
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    What made the experience of listening to O, Pioneers! the most enjoyable?

    I just love the way the author describes the people and the landscape of Nebraska. I am from Nebraska and had relatives that homesteaded there. I imagined them starting their farm on the harsh land like Alexandra did in the story. She was a strong woman who had a head for business and the land.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexandra - strong woman!


    What does Alexis O'Donahue bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accents.


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    O, Pioneers!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Alexis O'Donahue
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way.

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

    Mary says: "better heard than read"
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    • By George Bernard Shaw
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    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    Michael says: "Impressive Collection of Shaw"
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    Othello

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding, Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser
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    This widely studied play is one of the "best sellers" of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

    H. M. Behrens says: "vocals strong - each character easy to track"
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    Major Barbara

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

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    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Jim Donaldson
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    Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

    Darwin8u says: "A Monster of Fiction"
  • A Raisin in the Sun: CliffsNotes

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    • By Rosetta James, B.A.
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
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    The CliffsNotes study guide on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

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

    Lisa says: "A wonderful production of a great play!"
  • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

    • ORIGINAL (32 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Arnold Weinstein
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    The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

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  • A Doll House

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated By Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
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    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen’s play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    Jayne says: "Very Interesting!"
  • A Woman of No Importance

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    Overall
    (63)
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    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    Cheryl says: "Pitch Perfect Performance"
  • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

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    • By George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated By Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
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    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    Michael says: "Impressive Collection of Shaw"
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    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The second of Shakespeare's tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. Henry IV, Part One depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics and this full cast performance is by The Marlowe Society.

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  • Seven Classic Plays

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    • By William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and others
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    Now, for the first time in audio, Blackstone presents seven great plays in one volume: Euripides' Medea, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, Dumas' Camille, Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Shaw's Arms and the Man, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. These productions illustrate the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater.

    S. N. C. Siegel says: "Badly Done Plays"
  • An Ideal Husband

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

    Mary says: "better heard than read"
  • Gargantua & Pantagruel (Classic Serial)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Francois Rabelais, Lavinia Murray (dramatisation)
    • Narrated By David Troughton, full cast
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    Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais. Dramatised by Lavinia Murray. Episode 1: Gargantua. The bawdy, exuburant adventures of medieval giants. A dizzying blend of fantasy, comedy, philosophy and scatological humour. The world's a messy place. The first episode depicts the young life of the giant Gargantua, who is reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors. Episode 2: - Pantagruel. Concluding the bawdy and scatological adventures of Medieval giants.

  • Death of a Salesman: CliffsNotes

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A.
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    This CliffsNotes study guide on Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman 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.

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    • ABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes
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    Pankrasio, muzh Leonardy, uezzhaet na neskol'ko dnej v drugoj gorod. Leonarda i ee sluzhanka Kristina prinimajut v jeto vremja svoih ljubovnikov. Neozhidanno vozvrativshis', Pankrasio zastaet veseluju kompaniju na meste prestuplenija. K schast'ju dlja Leonardy, ona prijutila u sebja hitroumnogo studenta. kotoryj pomogaet ej obvesti vokrug pal'ca prostaka Pankrasio…

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    • ABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Alexander Pushkin
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  • Now Let Him Go

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By John Boynton Priestley
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    Velikolepnaja ostrosjuzhetnaja p'esa vydajushhegosja anglijskogo romanista, jesseista, dramaturga i teatral'nogo rezhissjora Dzhona Bojntona Pristli (1894, — 1984). Staryj i bol'noj genial'nyj hudozhnik Sajmond Kendl, ustavshij ot nastojchivyh pritjazanij svoego syna na ego kartiny i risunki, upakovyvaet ih v dva bol'shih jashhika i otpravljaetsja s nimi v drugoj gorod k drugu. Po doroge hudozhniku stanovitsja ploho, on terjaet pamjat' i okazyvaetsja v gostinice na nebol'shoj stancii odin, bez kartin.

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    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Friedrich Schiller
    • Narrated By Nikolay Komissarov, Mikhail Tsarev, Victor Sharlakhov, and others
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  • The Power of Darkness

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lev Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Boris Gorbatov, Olga Chuvaeva, Electra Dalmatova, and others
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