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David

David Halethorpe, MD, United States Member Since 2010

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  • "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in o..."

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    I think that reading Shakespeare's plays does not do them justice - they aren't meant to be read, they are meant to be performed, and seen performed. However, you also miss a lot if you aren't already familiar with the context and the Shakespearean language, because of course ol' Will packs a lot into every single line.

    So, this is the famous play about the conspirators who assassinated Julius Caesar, fearing his ambition to become king. Among the famous lines to which we owe this play: "Et tu, Brutus?" "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!" "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." And "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

    Mark Antony's speech is probably the highlight of the play. Having just been informed of Caesar's death, and with the assassins having convinced the Roman public that they'd saved Rome from a tyrant, Mark Antony gives his famous speech which is a masterpiece of mob manipulation, turning them against the conspirators and in favor of the slain Caesar.

    The conflicts are patriotism versus friendship, loyalty versus ideals, and the taint of self-interest always present in one's motives. As a tragedy, this is one of those Shakespearean plays where almost everyone ends up falling on a sword one way or the other.

    Brutus is clearly the protagonist, but I think Mark Antony wins it.

    Performances were clear and dramatic in this production. Not quite as good as seeing the play, but all the action is clear enough with minimal sound effects.

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    Julius Caesar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett
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    Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.

    David says: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars"
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  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Hamlet (Dramatized)

    "For use in my English class"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of BBC Radio Shakespeare to be better than the print version?

    No, but I think that reading the play while listening to this enhances the experience, for this fully dramatized version has different actors for all the parts and the sound effects enhance many of the Acts, especially the final battle.


    Any additional comments?

    I use this audio version in my classroom, and it really helps my students to follow along with the audio as we read the play. The performance is the best version of Hamlet I have heard.

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  • "Almost perfect"

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    An Ideal Husband is my favorite of Wilde's works, and I chose to listen to this version specifically because it was presented as an audio version of the play. And were it not for Yeardley Smith as Mabel, I would have given this 5 stars. Unfortunately, I had a rather nails-on-the-chalkboard reaction to Yeardley Smith's voice. That's what I get for not listening to the sample, I suppose. I'll probably listen to An Ideal Husband again, but not this version of it.

    This recording is a performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Alfred Molina, Jim Norton and Yeardley Smith.

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    An Ideal Husband

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
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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.

    Katherine Michaels says: "Almost perfect"

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    The Importance of Being Earnest (






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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
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    Tad Davis says: "Delightfully silly"
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    BBC Radio Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatized)  by William Shakespeare Narrated by David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast

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    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
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    David says: "Excellent"
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    The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

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    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Miriam Margoyles, Martin Clunes
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    Ever since the first night at the St James' Theatre on 14 February 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been recognised as one of the world's finest comic dramas. Now Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell leads an outstanding cast in this superb new production of Wilde's masterpiece, mounted to celebrate the centenary of the first performance.

    C. Telfair says: "Funny and Classic"
  • 4.4 (83 ratings)
    King Richard III (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet, Michael Maloney

    King Richard III

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, and others
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    Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

    Donald says: "Another NAXOS masterpiece!"
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  • 4.4 (76 ratings)
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    Oedipus the King

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    • By Sophocles
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    Mark says: "Superb"
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    Macbeth

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

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

    Sandy says: "Good Collection"
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (






UNABRIDGED) by Oscar Wilde Narrated by James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
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    Tad Davis says: "Delightfully silly"
  • Macbeth  by William Shakespeare Narrated by James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, JD Cullum, Dan Donohue, Jeannie Elias, Chuma Gault

    Macbeth

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
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    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    Monika says: "Enjoyable all-cast performance"
  • A Doll's House  by Henrik Ibsen Narrated by Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, Jeannie Elias, Gregory Itzin, Jobeth Williams

    A Doll's 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!"
  • Julius Caesar (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare Narrated by Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett

    Julius Caesar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett
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    Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.

    David says: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars"
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  • Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare Narrated by Calista Flockhart, Matthew Wolf, Julie White, Alan Mandell, Richard Chamberlain, Nicholas Hormann, Josh Stamberg

    Romeo and Juliet

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Calista Flockhart, Matthew Wolf, Julie White, and others
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    The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Calista Flockhart as Juliet.

    William says: "Dramatized drama at its best..."
  • Uncle Vanya  by Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik Narrated by Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, J. D. Cullum, Jennifer Bassey, Holley Fain, Devon Sorvari

    Uncle Vanya

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik
    • Narrated By Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, and others
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    Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life.

  • Tartuffe  by Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator) Narrated by Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, Gia Carides, Jane Carr, Matthew Rhys

    Tartuffe

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated By Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
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    Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocracy in the Catholic Church, when a pious fraud tries to get title to his friend’s estate by sending him to jail. Translated by Richard Wilbur. A full-cast performance featuring: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, Gia Carides, Jane Carr and Matthew Rhys.

  • The Cherry Orchard  by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Marsha Mason, Full Cast

    The Cherry Orchard

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Marsha Mason, Full Cast
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    Chekhov's masterful last play, The Cherry Orchard, is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world. Alternately touching and farcical, this subtle, intelligent play stars the incomparable Marsha Mason.

    Andre says: "Wonderfully Vibrant Production"
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dramatized)  by William Shakespeare Narrated by Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney, Sarah Woodward

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney, Sarah Woodward
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    This classic Shakespearean comedy is presented here in a colorful full-cast dramatization, drawn from the complete text and starring Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney, and Sarah Woodward.

  • King Richard III (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet, Michael Maloney

    King Richard III

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, and others
    Overall
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    Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

    Donald says: "Another NAXOS masterpiece!"
  • The Seagull  by Anton Chekhov, Christopher Hampton (translator) Narrated by Calista Flockhart, T. R. Knight, Stephen Collins, Gordon Clapp, Logan Fahey, Dakin Matthews, Bess Rous

    The Seagull

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov, Christopher Hampton (translator)
    • Narrated By Calista Flockhart, T. R. Knight, Stephen Collins, and others
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    Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is considered one of his most haunting and atmospheric character studies. A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author. And as the alluring newcomer steals away Kosta’s only love, their new romance could have devastating consequences. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

  • The Noël Coward Collection  by Noël Coward Narrated by Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, Yeardley Smith, Shirley Knight

    The Noël Coward Collection

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Noël Coward
    • Narrated By Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, and others
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    Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter.

    Anthony says: "Bravo Mr. Coward"
  • Something About Vasyukovy (






ABRIDGED) by Samuel Shatrov Narrated by Valentina Sperantova, Alexey Gribov, Elena Ponsova, Boris Shumikhin, Alexander Gruzinsky, Svetlana Nemolyayeva, Boris Tolmazov

    Something About Vasyukovy

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Samuel Shatrov
    • Narrated By Valentina Sperantova, Alexey Gribov, Elena Ponsova, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Koe-chto o Vasjukovyh" po rasskazam iz odnoimennoj knigi Samuila Shatrova. Vsego za 30 let Samuil Shatrov opublikoval okolo 40 rasskazov o sem'e Vasjukovyh. Oni vyhodili v razlichnyh sbornikah. Pervyj iz nih tak i nazyvalsja "Koe-chto o Vasjukovyh…". On vyshel v serii "Biblioteka Krokodila" v 1957 godu. Jeto svoeobraznyj analog "Deniskinyh rasskazov" Viktora Dragunskogo.

  • My Daughter Iphigenia: A Sacrificial Drama in One Act (






UNABRIDGED) by F. L. Light Narrated by Carl Schwaber

    My Daughter Iphigenia: A Sacrificial Drama in One Act

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By F. L. Light
    • Narrated By Carl Schwaber
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    This drama follows the myth of Iphigenia at Aulis, where she is subject to human sacrifice by her father Agamemnon. He draws her and Clytemnestra, her mother, thither with a promise of marriage to Achilles. The necessities of sacrifice are both in dialogue and in choral poetry weighed and judged. This play concludes either in an epiphany of wisdom or of violence. A form for tragedy in English, distinguished by seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances, is established in this play.

  • Guilty Without Guilt [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Alexander Ostrovsky Narrated by Natalya Rashevskaya, Yury Yuryev, Yakov Malyutin, Elena Karyakina, Nikolay Simonov, Yury Tolubeev

    Guilty Without Guilt [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alexander Ostrovsky
    • Narrated By Natalya Rashevskaya, Yury Yuryev, Yakov Malyutin, and others
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    Bez viny vinovatye - p'esa A. N. Ostrovskogo (1881 - 1883), klassicheskij obrazec melodramy. V centre vnimanija Ostrovskogo - harakter sil'noj i volevoj zhenshhiny, sposobnoj duhovno voskresnut' posle tjazhjolyh udarov sud'by. Vse jeti gody (a posle 1 akta proshlo 17 let) ona zhila s postojannoj vnutrennej bol'ju. No ona smogla vystojat', nesmotrja na vse napasti, i realizovat' sebja v tvorchestve. Ona stala izvestnoj talantlivoj aktrisoj.

  • Scapin's Deceits [Russian Edition]  by Jean-Baptiste Molière Narrated by Evgeny Vesnik, Victor Koltsov, Vladimir Etush, Mikhail Kozakov, Kleont Protasov, Anatoly Papanov, Margarita Kupriyanova

    Scapin's Deceits [Russian Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Jean-Baptiste Molière
    • Narrated By Evgeny Vesnik, Victor Koltsov, Vladimir Etush, and others
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    Radiospektakl' Plutni Skapena po odnoimennoj p'ese Mol'era, napisannoj v 1670 godu. V otsutstvie roditelej, Oktav, syn Arganta, i Leandr, syn Zheronta, vljubilis': pervyj - v Giacintu, bednuju devushku neizvestnogo proishozhdenija, na kotoroj on tol'ko chto zhenilsja, a vtoroj - v moloduju cyganku Zerbinettu. Roditeli vozvrashhajutsja v Neapol', i u kazhdogo svoi brachnye plany otnositel'no svoih synovej. Oktav, opasajas' gneva otca, umoljaet o pomoshhi Skapena, slugu Leandra.

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  • Mad Money [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Alexander Ostrovsky Narrated by N. Yakovlev, K. Zubov, P. Starkovsky, E. Velikhov, A. Yablochkina, E. Gogoleva, A. Litvinov

    Mad Money [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alexander Ostrovsky
    • Narrated By N. Yakovlev, K. Zubov, P. Starkovsky, and others
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    Beshenye den'gi (rannie nazvanija "Kosa - na kamen'", "Ne vsjo to zoloto, chto blestit") - komedija v pjati dejstvijah Aleksandra Ostrovskogo. V jetoj p'ese, kak i v bol'shinstve svoih rabot, Ostrovskij razrabatyvaet temu krizisa dvorjanstva. Ostrovskij otmetil v dvorjanstve ego novoe otnoshenie k burzhuazii. Ono prisposablivaetsja k novomu porjadku veshhej, nekotorye ego predstaviteli stanovjatsja prizhival'shhikami burzhuazii, uchatsja u nejo novym metodam vorovstva i grabezha.

  • Az and Fert, or Bridal with Monograms [Russian Edition]  by Pavel Fiodorov Narrated by Mikhail Yanshin, Maria Kochenovskaya, Inna Prejs, Boris Levinson, Alexey Verstovsky

    Az and Fert, or Bridal with Monograms [Russian Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (44 mins)
    • By Pavel Fiodorov
    • Narrated By Mikhail Yanshin, Maria Kochenovskaya, Inna Prejs, and others
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    Pavel Stepanovich Fjodorov (1803 - 1879) - rossijskij dramaturg, avtor vodevilja Az i Fert, ili Svad'ba s venzeljami. Az i fert - jeto bukvy starogo alfavita kirillicy. Az - sootvetstvuet nyneshnej bukve A. Fert - F. No delo v tom, chto zvuk, sootvetstvujushhij sovremennoj bukve F, proizvodili dva znaka - fert i fita. Vot na jetoj putanice i postroena osnovnaja intriga vodevilja.

  • Doctor [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Branislav Nušic Narrated by Victor Khokhryakov, Natalya Belevtseva, Anatoly Toporov, Ekaterina Elanskaya, Vladimir Vladislavsky, Varvara Obukhova

    Doctor [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Branislav Nušic
    • Narrated By Victor Khokhryakov, Natalya Belevtseva, Anatoly Toporov, and others
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    Imja izvestnogo serbskogo pisatelja i dramaturga Bronislava Nushicha - jeto garantija original'nosti sjuzheta, neozhidannosti intrigi, glubiny izobrazhenija chelovecheskih harakterov. Ego p'esa "Doktor filosofii", ch'ja sostojatel'nost' proverena vremenem, polna ozornogo i mjagkogo jumora. Glavny geroj Zhivota Cvijovich, nedavno razbogatevshij kommersant. On ubezhden, chto v mire, a uzh tem bolee v jugoslavskom korolevstve, vse prodaetsja i pokupaetsja. I on reshaet sdelat' svoego oboltusa-syna Milorada doktorom filosofii.

  • Busybody [Russian Edition]  by Alexander Pisarev Narrated by Vsevolod Sanaev, Alexey Gribov, Yury Leonidov, Lyudmila Isayeva, Alexandra Yakovenko, Alexander Tikhonov, Trofim Antonenko

    Busybody [Russian Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Alexander Pisarev
    • Narrated By Vsevolod Sanaev, Alexey Gribov, Yury Leonidov, and others
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    Hlopotun - muzykal'nyj vodevil' po p'ese Hlopotun, ili Delo mastera boitsja Aleksandra Pisareva. Repejkin - dobryj chelovek, kotoryj gotov vzjat'sja za ljuboe delo v pomoshh' komu ugodno. On uzhe ves'ma ne molod, no tak i ne sozdal sobstvennoj sem'i. I reshil nakonec vse zhe sozdat' sobstvennoe semejnoe schast'e s docher'ju svoego starogo boevogo tovarishha, s kotorym vmeste sluzhil v armii i voeval protiv Napoleona. No zhelanie dobroty, pomogat' drugim i hlopotat' za drugih i tut peresililo.

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  • Talents and Admirers [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Alexander Ostrovsky Narrated by Alla Tarasova, Anastasia Zueva, Vsevolod Verbitsky, Vladimir Ershov, Ivan Kudryavtsev, Olga Labzina, Vasily Kachalov

    Talents and Admirers [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Alexander Ostrovsky
    • Narrated By Alla Tarasova, Anastasia Zueva, Vsevolod Verbitsky, and others
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    Talanty i poklonniki - komedija v chetyrjoh dejstvijah Aleksandra Nikolaevicha Ostrovskogo. Negina - populjarnaja, no bednaja molodaja aktrisa. Ejo zhenih Meluzov uchit ejo naukam i chestnoj zhizni. Knjaz' Dulebov, nadejas' ispol'zovat' ejo stesnjonnoe polozhenie, predlagaet ej stat' soderzhankoj. Aktrisa rezko otkazyvaet i vyzyvaet u Dulebova jarost' i zhelanie mesti.

  • Drummer [Russian Edition]  by Afanasy Solynsky Narrated by Lyudmila Fetisova, Andrey Petrov, Georgy Rumyantsev, Daniil Sagal, Nina Sazonova, Lev Lyubetsky

    Drummer [Russian Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Afanasy Solynsky
    • Narrated By Lyudmila Fetisova, Andrey Petrov, Georgy Rumyantsev, and others
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    Barabanshhica - p'esa v 3-h dejstvijah, 5 kartinah Afanasija Dmitrievicha Salynskogo. Sozdana v 1958 godu. Rasskazyvaet o podvige sovetskih razvedchikov v gody Velikoj Otechestvennoj vojny. 1943 god, Velikaja Otechestvennaja vojna. Nila - podpol'shhica, vypolnjala speczadanie v tylu vraga, sluzhila perevodchicej v gestapo. Posle osvobozhdenija goroda ot nemeckih okkupantov rabota Nily prodolzhaetsja - teper' nado likvidirovat' ostavsheesja v gorode nemeckoe podpol'e.

  • Enemies [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Maxim Gorky Narrated by Vasily Sofronov, Elena Granovskaya, Nikolay Korn, Olga Kaziko, Nina Olkhina, Anna Nikritina, Alexander Zhukov

    Enemies [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Maxim Gorky
    • Narrated By Vasily Sofronov, Elena Granovskaya, Nikolay Korn, and others
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    Maksim Gor'kij - literaturnyj psevdonim Alekseja Maksimovicha Peshkova (1868 - 1936) - russkij pisatel', prozaik, dramaturg. Odin iz samyh znachitel'nyh i izvestnyh v mire russkih pisatelej i myslitelej. P'esa "Vragi" byla predstavlena chitateljam v 1906 godu v sbornike tovarishhestva "Znanie" i byla priznana pervym proizvedeniem, napisannym v zhanre socialisticheskogo realizma...

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