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Jacobus

Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa Member Since 2009

When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.

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    LA Theatre Works' "New Jerusalem" is a short tongue in the cheek drama of Benedictus Spinoza/ Bento or Baruch de Spinoza's trial and excommunication from the Jewish community in 1656. Spinoza, one of a group of Portuguese Jews living in Amsterdam (the New Jerusalem), fearing the Roman Catholic fervour during the Counter Revolution is seen as the founder of Modern Critical Biblical Research.

    The play brings out Spinoza's ideas and theology as in opposition to the Jewish way of life exemplified in the Babylonian Talmud during the 17th century. If you need a concise summary of who and what Spinoza was, you cannot go wrong by listening to this work. I think David Ives has captured the essence of Spinoza wonderfully. Concepts like Deism, Spinoza's own Panentheism and Atheism were illuminated and easily graspable,

    The cast did a great job of bring the play to life, however... because I only could listen to it, I sometimes got confused between the various male voices. It is to expected if you cannot see the actors. While distracting at times, I found it still engaging and well presented.

    I can heartily recommend this recording of a play if you want to understand a bit more of who Baruch de Spinoza was as well as the circumstances in which he was declared a heretic.

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    New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By David Ives
    • Narrated By Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, and others
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    As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

    Jacobus says: "A theatre play summarising the essence of Spinoza"
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  • The Yellowplush Papers (Classic Serial)

    "A posh working class hero"

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    Meet Charles James Harrington Fitzroy Yellowplush, the perfect footman. In "The Yellowplush Papers" we follow his story from obscurity to the heights of British society in five mini-plays.

    In MY FIRST EMPLOYER, Frederick Altamont takes on Yellowplush as his servant. But who is this secretive Altamont, and why does he refuse to disclose his profession?

    CAPTAIN ROOK, Yellowplush's next employer, is a flattering, name-dropping rogue who dwells in the Temple and makes his way as a cardsharp. Here our hero learns all about the finer points of plucking pigeons.

    Yellowplush's next employer is Algernon Percy DEUCEACE, an aristocratic ex-pat living in Paris. Deuceace is ready to marry his way into the level of life to which he'd like to become accustomed when horror strikes: his father shows up with a few home truths.

    MY NOVEL finds Yellowplush in the service of the Duke and Duchess of Diddlesex and their obnoxious family. The Duke is a bit of a bore, the Duchess what we might call a late Georgian cougar. And our Yellowplush, as he frequently reminds us, has quite a fine figure, with the well-turned calves so admired in a footman.

    After meeting up with dodgy society novelist Augustus Modicum during his stay at Diddlesex Towers, Yellowplush decides to write a novel of his own. The working title is "Aristocrats Behaving Badly," but after bringing it to the attention of the literary agent Scavenger, it becomes the best-selling "Besmirched Escutcheon."

    Yellowplush, having wisely invested the proceeds of his just-short-of-libelous "novel," finds himself in the possession of 30,000 pounds sterling and ready for his DEBUT IN SOCIETY. It's all oak paneling, Axminster carpets, and brocade from now on! But will success change our hero for the worse?

    Overall, this was a fun couple of hours. Like a kid with deep suspicions of mushrooms, just knowing he wouldn't like them despite never having tasted one, I suspected I wouldn't like Thackeray. But I liked him in adaptation. Maybe I'll tackle Vanity Fair next. Whatever the case, "The Yellowplush Papers" was great British fun, and made a holiday baking blitz merry and bright.

  • Alan Bennett: Talking Heads 2

    "Outstanding performances"

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    In each of these monologues humor is mixed with the sadness of each character's life. The sadness may come from a dramatic tragedy, or from a failure to connect, or from the inability to break free.

    Patricia Routledge amazed me as the title character of "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet." She's always a treat, and of course I'll never look at chiropodists the same way after this little story.

    Eileen Atkins' realistic portrayal of Celia in "The Hand of God" was the pure distillation of the characters of many antiques dealers I've known. If you're a collector, you'll know her at once. Something like what occurs in the story does happen from time to time, which makes it all the better.

    Penelope Wilton's quiet, elegant voice makes her story, "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" all the more chilling.

    So perfectly did these three actresses perform their stories that I cannot imagine anyone else in the roles.

    Bennett provokes, prods, and cajoles us into facing the truth. But even when it's uncomfortable, we end up better for having heard him, for he speaks for those who are not heard, but keep on going nonetheless.







  • Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck: Theatre Classics

    "1884: Herring salad and tragedy in Denmark"

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    "The Wild Duck" centers on the Ekdahl and Werle families.

    The patriarch of the former, called "Old Ekdahl," has fallen from grace due to his previous imprisonment for a crime he may not have committed. He does copying for Håkon Werle, but isn't quite all there: at home he wears his uniform and shoots rabbits he keeps in the attic.

    Hjalmar Ekdahl, his son, is a photographer. He is married to Gina, a former servant in the household of Håkon Werle. They have a teenage daughter, Hedwig, who is going blind.

    Håkon Werle's son Gregers has just returned from exile, and is enraged to find Gina married to Hjalmar. Gregers' mother died believing her husband had an affair with Gina, and he suspects Hjalmar doesn't know. Gregers rents a room from the Ekdahls with a single purpose: "I intend to open his eyes."

    Hjalmar Ekdahl is a dreamer who does not allow anyone to discuss "unpleasant matters" (like reality) with him. He tells everyone he's working on a magnificent invention; this apparently requires hours of solitude, quiet, and lying on sofas. Sadly for his wife and daughter, "within his own little circle he's always been mistaken for a shining light."

    The tangled interactions between these characters (and a few more) culminate in the heart-breaking events of the last scene.

    Overall, "The Wild Duck" is a well-acted and produced masterwork of psychological realism.






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  • "Be careful what you wish for"

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    Fun screwball comedy about a writer who invites a medium over to get information for his book. During the séance he unwittingly calls back his dead wife. He's the only one who can see her, causing chaos.

    I watched the movie shortly after listening to this performance. Listen to this, and skip the movie.

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    Blithe Spirit

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Noel Coward
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
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    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    Rebecca says: "Be careful what you wish for"

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  • 4.8 (32 ratings)

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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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. Stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

    Mary Robins says: "A Must Read"
  • 4.9 (15 ratings)

    The Lady in the Van (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough
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    In the 1970s, an eccentric old lady called Miss Shepherd lives in an old caravan opposite Bennett's house in Camden. That is until new parking regulations come into force - and he suggests moving the van onto his driveway...

    PETER says: "Hillarious"
  • 4.4 (127 ratings)

    Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
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    Experience Hamlet 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.

    Shaun says: "Performance great; commentary lacking"
  • 4.5 (142 ratings)

    Twelve Angry Men

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Reginald Rose
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
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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.

    Emily says: "Excellent court room drama"
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  • 4.7 (111 ratings)

    SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
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    The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Universally accepted as Shakespeare's finest play, we peel back the layers of Hamlet to discover how and why it deserves such a place of honour in world literature.

    Jane says: "Great introduction to Hamlet"
  • 4.4 (98 ratings)

    Glorious Appearing: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    The Experience in Sound and Drama series of audio products from Left Behind has captured the minds and ears of fiction fans worldwide. These 12 new episodes are based on Glorious Appearing.

    Connie says: "Glorious ending for sure"
  • 4.6 (94 ratings)

    Sleepwalk with Me: Live

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Mike Birbiglia
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    This album is a recording of Mike Birbiglia’s Off-Broadway play Sleepwalk With Me, a comic memoir of true life events revolving around his life-threatening sleep disorder. Birbiglia weaves a story as compelling as it is hysterical. It’s a story of heartbreak and denial, of incidents and escalating accidents that culminate with a death-defying leap. On the Sleepwalk With Me Live! album, Birbiglia invites listeners to take this leap with him.

    Patrick says: "Hard to Sleepwalk While Laughing!"
  • 4.3 (82 ratings)

    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
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    (30)
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    Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

    Carol says: "Great AudioBook"
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  • 4.4 (81 ratings)

    Apollyon: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson
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    (81)
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    Experience the ongoing action and suspense of the end times with this exciting new dramatic presentation of Apollyon, the fifth volume of the best selling Left Behind series. This full-cast audio presentation stars Tom McElroy as the skeptical Rayford Steele and Amanda Philipson as Chloe Steele. Listen as the incredible story unfolds in 12 dramatic half-hour episodes.

    Paula says: "EXCELLENT...Edge of seat listening!"
  • 4.3 (81 ratings)

    Tribulation Force: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson, full cast
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    (81)
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    Experience the ongoing action and suspense of the end times with this exciting new dramatic presentation of Tribulation Force, the second volume of the best selling Left Behind series. This full-cast audio presentation stars Tom McElroy as the skeptical Rayford Steele and Amanda Philipson as Rayford's devout wife, Chloe. Listen as the incredible story unfolds in 12 dramatic half-hour episodes.

    Heidi says: "AWESOME"
  • Twelve Angry Men

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Reginald Rose
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (117)

    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.

    Emily says: "Excellent court room drama"
  • The Crucible

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, and others
    Overall
    (176)
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    (100)
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    (98)

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    Thomas S says: "Dramatic Recording"
  • Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    Experience Hamlet 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.

    Shaun says: "Performance great; commentary lacking"
  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (79)

    The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Universally accepted as Shakespeare's finest play, we peel back the layers of Hamlet to discover how and why it deserves such a place of honour in world literature.

    Jane says: "Great introduction to Hamlet"
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  • Proof

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By David Auburn
    • Narrated By Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto, full cast
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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. Winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play and the 200l Pulitzer Prize for drama.

    Robert says: "Excellent adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize play"
  • Henry IV Part One

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • 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.

  • Arcadia

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated By Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, and others
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    (70)
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    (55)
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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.

    M. W. Roberts says: "Great production"
  • Sleepwalk with Me: Live

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Mike Birbiglia
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    This album is a recording of Mike Birbiglia’s Off-Broadway play Sleepwalk With Me, a comic memoir of true life events revolving around his life-threatening sleep disorder. Birbiglia weaves a story as compelling as it is hysterical. It’s a story of heartbreak and denial, of incidents and escalating accidents that culminate with a death-defying leap. On the Sleepwalk With Me Live! album, Birbiglia invites listeners to take this leap with him.

    Patrick says: "Hard to Sleepwalk While Laughing!"
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  • The Vagina Monologues

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Eve Ensler
    • Narrated By Eve Ensler
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    The Vagina Monologues is a moving, poignant and often hilarious play, which celebrates female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Originally drawn from a collection of interviews conducted by Eve Ensler, the Obie Award-winning play gives voice to some of the most intimate, rarely shared fantasies and fears of women from all walks of life.

    Hear an exclusive interview with Ensler - FREE!

    Colleen says: "The Vagina Monologues"
  • Oedipus the King

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Sophocles
    • Narrated By full cast
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    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    Mark says: "Superb"
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tennessee Williams
    • Narrated By Rosemary Harris, James Farentino
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    Caedmon is proud to release this archival full-cast recording of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment seeking refuge from a troubled past but her ethereal spirit irks Stella's husband, the loutish Stanley Kowalski. Crudely, relentlessly, he unmasks the lies and delusions that sustain Blanche, until her frail hold on reality is shockingly severed.

    B. Leddy says: "Excellent"
  • The Neil Simon Collection

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Neil Simon
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
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    Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more.

    Michael says: "What a wonderful way to spend some time..."
  • That's Why It's Love

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Victor Loginov
    • Narrated By Victor Avdyushko, Alexander Degtyar, Yuri Fomichev, and others
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    "Na to ona i ljubov'" - veselyj vodevil' pro ljubov' i ne tol'ko. Kaskady nedorazumenij, neurjadic, neozhidannye vzryvy strastej. V kolhoze proishodit chrezvychajnoe proisshestvie: krasavica-dojarka Lizka Gorlovaja, dlja togo, chtoby byt' krasivoj, umylas' parnym molokom. Obshhestvennost' byla vozmushhena. Ved' jeto vlijanie rastlennogo burzhuaznogo Zapada, gde zhenshhiny hotjat byt' krasivymi...

  • Notes to an Actor

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ron Marasco
    • Narrated By Ron Marasco
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    "Do you have any notes for me?" Actors always ask for notes on their performance, and they will take them from just about anyone. Ron Marasco's Notes to an Actor grew out of the actor's profession. In his years as an actor, scholar, and teacher of acting, Mr. Marasco found that most acting books were either outdated classics that were rarely read, or quasi-textbooks that actors only "skimmed." So he developed Notes to an Actor, a compact, user-friendly audiobook geared specifically to the way actors work.

  • Mashenka

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alexander Afinogenov
    • Narrated By Sergey Golovanov, Janina Zheimo, A. Smirnov, and others
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    Liricheskoj komedii «Mashen'ka», napisannaja Aleksandrom Nikolaevichem Afinogenovym v predvoennye 1940 gody, zanimaet osoboe mesto v ego dramaturgii. Aleksandr Nikolaevich posvjatil ee zhivotrepeshhushhej teme vospitanija. Po slovam Afinogenova, on prishel k p'ese «Mashen'ka» «ot strastnogo zhelanija pobyt' sredi horoshih ljudej, polnyh chistyh chuvstv, blagorodnyh namerenij, serdechnoj teploty i podlinnoj druzhby» (Stat'i, dnevniki, pis'ma. S.218).

  • Dangerous Corner

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By John Priestley
    • Narrated By I. Hanzel, Elena Yunger, Gleb Florinsky, and others
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    Velikolepnyj detektiv vydajushhegosja anglijskogo romanista, jesseista, dramaturga i teatral'nogo rezhissjora Dzhona Bojntona Pristli (1894, - 1984). Dve supruzheskie pary, Uajthauzy i Kjepleny, ljudi bogatye, no, kak schitajut oni sami, «obajatel'nye i legkie», provodjat vecher vmeste s druz'jami. Razgovor zahodit o samoubijstve Martina - brata Roberta Kjeplena. Po oficial'noj versii, kotoruju znaet Robert, ego brat zastrelilsja iz-za propazhi deneg.

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  • Unequal Battle

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Victor Rozov
    • Narrated By Victor Rozov, Yury Komarov, Lev Durov, and others
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    Spektakl' po p'ese izvestnogo dramaturga Viktora Sergeevicha Rozova (1913 - 2004). Slava i Liza tol'ko chto okonchili shkolu, i Slava postupil v universitet. Molodye ljudi ljubjat drug druga, no rodstvenniki reshitel'no vozrazhajut protiv ih vstrech, polagaja, chto jeto pomeshaet Slave v uchebe. Odnako im udaetsja zashhitit' svoju ljubov'…

  • Wedding of Krechinsky

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin
    • Narrated By Elena Granovskaya, Alexander Larikov, Boris Ryzhukhin, and others
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    Genial'naja komedija vydajushhegosja russkogo filosofa, dramaturga, perevodchika, pochjotnyj akademik Peterburgskoj Akademii nauk (1902) Aleksandra Vasil'evicha Suhovo-Kobylina (1817-1903). Zajadlyj kartezhnik Mihail Vasil'evich Krechinskij proigryvaet krupnuju summu deneg. Daby izbezhat' pozora i otdat' dolgi, Krechinskij reshaet zhenit'sja na bogatoj devushke. No dlja togo, chtoby poluchit' blagoslovenie otca i uskorit' svad'bu, emu snova prihoditsja pojti na obman…

  • Becker Piano

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By Sergey Antonov
    • Narrated By Lyudmila Makarova, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Nikolay Trofimov, and others
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    "Bekkerovskij rojal" proizvedenie izvestnogo mastera psihologicheskogo rasskaza Sergeja Petrovicha Antonova (1915 - 1995), sovetskogo pisatelja i kinoscenarista. Istorija ljubvi dvuh molodyh ljudej Rity i Leshi. Kollizii i dushevnym perezhivanija glavnyh geroev v razlichnyh, podchas slozhnyh zhiznennyh situacijah. Po proizvedenijam S. P. Antonova postavleny fil'my «Delo bylo v Pen'kove», «Dozhdi», «Prishjol soldat s fronta».

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    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Victor Rozov
    • Narrated By Evgeny Perov, Zinovy Sazhin, Valentina Sperantova, and others
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    Spektakl' po p'ese izvestnogo dramaturga Viktora Sergeevicha Rozova (1913 - 2004). Dejstvie spektaklja proishodit v pjatidesjatyh godah 20 veka. Jeto dobryj rasskaz o slepnuvshej desjatiklassnice Ljudmile, kotoroj shkol'nye tovarishhi i uchitelja pomogli ne upast' duhom, poluchit' attestat zrelosti i postupit' v institut. Vse geroi obladajut udivitel'no harakternym dlja teh vremen chertami.

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