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C. Telfair

C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States Member Since 2006

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  • "The Extended Version - A Real Treat"

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    Just want to say that this is a rare, uncut version of the play. Audible's other "Earnest" titles are of the abbreviated text usually performed. It's a real pleasure to hear Wilde's very witty lines - and a whole scene - which are routinely cut from productions.

    If you already know "The Importance of Being Earnest" or other of Wilde's very funny plays, you'll be aware that the plot is pure fluff and silliness. I mean that in the very best way: Monty Python and P.G Wodehouse (What Ho, Jeeves!) owe a debt to Oscar Wilde.

    This is obviously an older recording, but the sound is quite good. The performers are wonderful, tho perhaps less well-known that those on other versions. I enjoyed this thoroughly!

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    Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
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    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    C. Telfair says: "The Extended Version - A Real Treat"
  • "Maxi-Shakespeare"

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    First of all, let me say that "Twelfth Night" is wonderful Shakespeare. It's great for an introduction to the bard: the story is easy to follow, the language is beautiful, there's music and comedy, and the characters are very appealing.

    The format here is the difference. There's an introduction, with background on the play as well as a brief biography of Shakespeare and his times. Then, the play begins. A narrator interrupts the action every few lines to re-phrase in "plain English" what's been said. This sort of interpretation is helpful to newcomers to the play, but it can also be quite distracting and, understandably, disrupts the flow of the production. For the best experience of the play itself, I think the way to proceed would be to listen first to a version without the commentary, then to this.

    The commentary is quite good, I think. The explanations are presented clearly, and there is a distinction between information that is historical and that which is purely speculative (as much of Shakespeare's personal history must be).

    This approach to "Twelfth Night" might be an excellent way to prepare for seeing a production of the play and is of interest to anyone wanting to experience it in considerable depth. Like others in the series, "Twelfth Night: Shakespeare Appreciated" is an obviously well-researched and well-executed effort. The experience might, however, require more commitment than the casual playgoer/reader wants.

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    Twelfth Night: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, David Thorpe, Lucy Robinson
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    Experience Twelfth Night 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.

    C. Telfair says: "Maxi-Shakespeare"
  • "Good Introduction, with Reservations"

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    This could be helpful for an introductory student of Shakespeare and "Hamlet". There is some dramatization (carefully and rightfully described as being "speculative", as are all details of Shakespeare's life and literary motives) of Shakespeare's possible thinking when he wrote "Hamlet". Then there's a complete version of the play, done very well, but with extensive commentary. Anyone interested in getting to know Shakespeare but unfamiliar with the language of the time could find all this interruption helpful.
    My reservation is that it can also be somewhat confusing. I believe this might be better done (and perhaps has been done) in a video format. This is a noble effort, and I hope it might bring more people to an appreciation of "Hamlet".

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    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"
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    I listened to this brilliant performance after the completion of the series. The acting and script are excellent. Lots of humour are evoked by the performance and I found it to be highly entertaining and faithful to Trollope's work. Excellent.

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  • "Swashbuckling Radio for Modern List..."

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    I'm developing a healthy respect for the Colonial Radio Theatre players. Rafael Sabatini's works are already amongst my favorites just because they're swashbuckling fun, and I'm a sucker for that. I'm also a sucker for a quality full-cast radio drama, and these actors bring the melodrama up to full. It actually feels a lot like they stripped the audio track from an Errol Flynn movie. I'd love to hear this group do a version of Scaramouche.

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    Captain Blood: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rafael Sabatini, Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
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    Dr. Peter Blood is arrested and sentenced to hang for treating a wounded rebel. Instead of death, he is sent to Barbados as a slave. When the Spanish attack the port city of Bridgetown, he and his fellow slaves capture the Spanish ship and set out to sea, where he becomes the notorious pirate, Captain Blood. With battles on sea and on land, daring escapes, sword duels to the death, a touch of romance, and a magnificent score by Jeffrey Gage, Captain Blood is a swashbuckling adventure on a very grand scale!

    larry says: "Wonderful"

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    Jane says: "Great introduction to Hamlet"
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  • 4.3 (84 ratings)
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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.

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    Thomas S says: "Dramatic Recording"
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    Laura Quave says: "Excellent young scholar's intro to Shakespeare"
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    Shaun says: "Performance great; commentary lacking"
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  • King Lear: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






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  • The Mark: An Experience in Sound and Drama (






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    Elizabeth says: "Poor quality for audio drama"
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    • By Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso
    • Narrated By Orson Bean, Harry Groener, full cast
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    Gila says: "Not the book..."
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    The Explorers Club

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Nell Benjamin
    • Narrated By Jennifer Westfeldt, David Furr, Lorenzo Pisoni, and others
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    It's London, 1879, and the hapless members of the Explorers Club must confront their most lethal threat yet: the admission of a woman into their hermetically-sealed ranks. But the intrepid Phyllida Spotte-Hume turns out to be the least of their troubles, in this hilarious farce starring members of the original Broadway cast.

  • Long Ago (






ABRIDGED) by Alexander Gladkov Narrated by Nikolay Konovalov, Vladimir Ratomsky, Boris Lesovoy, Antony Khodursky, Alexander Khokhlov, Boris Rumyantsev

    Long Ago

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    • By Alexander Gladkov
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    Radiospektakl' "Davnym-davno" (drugoe nazvanie - "Pitomcy slavy") po odnoimennoj p'ese Aleksandra Gladkova. P'esa byla napisana v 1940 godu i vpervye postavlena v 1941. Geroicheskaja komedija v stihah. V 1962 godu po p'ese byl snjat fil'm Jel'dara Rjazanova "Gusarskaja ballada". Dejstvie proishodit v 1812 godu. Junaja Shura - vospitannica otstavnogo majora Azarova - "zaochno" pomolvlena s poruchikom Dmitriem Rzhevskim.

  • Orpheus Descending (






ABRIDGED) by Tennessee Williams Narrated by Vera Maretskaya, Sergey Tsejts, Gennady Nekrasov, Natalya Tkachiova, Ethel Margolina, Konstantin Sidoruk, Andrey Tsimbal

    Orpheus Descending

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Tennessee Williams
    • Narrated By Vera Maretskaya, Sergey Tsejts, Gennady Nekrasov, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Orfej spuskaetsja v ad" po odnoimennoj p'ese Tennessi Uil'jamsa, amerikanskogo dramaturga i prozaika. "Orfej spuskaetsja v ad" (angl. Orpheus Descending) -drama Tennessi Uil'jamsa 1957 goda, otnosjashhajasja k techeniju juzhnoj gotiki. P'esa javljaetsja pererabotkoj bolee rannej p'esy Uil'jamsa "Bitva angelov" (The Battle of Angels, 1940). Sjuzhet p'esy razvorachivaetsja v provincial'nom malen'kom gorode odnogo iz juzhnyh shtatov SShA.

  • Saturday, Sunday and Monday (






ABRIDGED) by Eduardo De Filippo Narrated by Vsevolod Yakut, Esfir Kirillova, Vladimir Vasilyev, Natalya Arkhangelskaya, Semen Gushansky, Edda Urusova, Vladimir Andreyev

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    • Narrated By Vsevolod Yakut, Esfir Kirillova, Vladimir Vasilyev, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Subbota, voskresen'e, ponedel'nik" po odnoimennoj p'ese Jeduardo De Filippo, ital'janskogo komediografa, aktjora i rezhissjora. Tri dnja vyhvacheny iz zhizni geroev p'esy, no vsja ih zhizn' – i proshedshaja, i budushhaja - slovno na ladoni. Ljudi tut beshitrostny, chistoserdechny i iskrenni. Oni obladajut udivitel'noj pritjagatel'nost'ju. Jeto temperamentnye ljudi.

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  • Married Cook [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Anatoly Sofronov Narrated by Yuliya Borisova, Nikolay Gritsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Pashkova, Nikolay Pazhitnov, Yury Yakovlev, Lyudmila Maksakova

    Married Cook [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Anatoly Sofronov
    • Narrated By Yuliya Borisova, Nikolay Gritsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Strjapuha zamuzhem" po odnoimennoj p'ese Anatolija Sofronova. P'esa "Strjapuhu" Sofronova pol'zovalas' takoj iskrennej i prostodushnoj simpatiej zritelej, chto avtor napisal prodolzhenie, i cherez dva goda "Strjapuha zamuzhem" snova sobirala polnye zaly. V "Strjapuhe zamuzhem" eshhe oslepitel'nej stala sineva reki, eshhe kucherjavie oblaka, eshhe ogromnee arbuzy.

  • Levitan and Chekhov (






ABRIDGED) by Vsevolod Ilyinsky Narrated by Mikhail Nazvanov, Boris Smirnov, Yury Yakovlev, Boris Livanov, Rostislav Plyatt, Nadezhda Klimovich, Olga Viklandt

    Levitan and Chekhov

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Vsevolod Ilyinsky
    • Narrated By Mikhail Nazvanov, Boris Smirnov, Yury Yakovlev, and others
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    Radiospektakl' o zhizni i tvorchestve russkogo zhivopisca-peredvizhnika, sozdatelja “pejzazha nastroenija” Isaaka Il'icha Levitana (1860-1900) i ob ego mnogoletnej druzhbe s A. P. Chehovym. Levitan poznakomilsja s A. P. Chehovym v 1885 godu, druzhba i sopernichestvo s kotorym prodolzhalis' vsju zhizn'.

  • Camel's Eye (






ABRIDGED) by Chingiz Ajtmatov Narrated by Oleg Tabakov, Gennady Frolov, Evgeniya Kozyreva, Leonid Vejtsler, Natalya Krinskaya, Lyudmila Krylova, Dmitry Orlovsky

    Camel's Eye

    • ABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Chingiz Ajtmatov
    • Narrated By Oleg Tabakov, Gennady Frolov, Evgeniya Kozyreva, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Verbljuzhij glaz" po odnoimennomu rasskazu Chingiza Ajtmatova. Dejstvie proishodit v stepi, v nebol'shom kollektive celinnikov, otorvannyh ot bol'shoj zhizni. Ljuboznatel'nyj, skromnyj podrostok, ljubovno vgljadyvajushhijsja v zhizn', v prirodu, mechtatel'nyj romantik, nedavno pokinuvshij shkol'nuju skam'ju, Kemal' popadaet pod nachalo k traktoristu Abakiru, cheloveku grubomu i ozloblennomu, shkurniku i jegoistu do mozga kostej.

  • Divinity (






ABRIDGED) by Boris Laskin Narrated by Marina Skuratova, Tatyana Alexeyeva, Galina Kozhakina, Elena Kamenskaya, Olga Malko, Vera Tikhomirova, Sofia Terentyeva

    Divinity

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Boris Laskin
    • Narrated By Marina Skuratova, Tatyana Alexeyeva, Galina Kozhakina, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Nebesnoe sozdanie" po odnoimennoj p'ese Borisa Laskina, sovetskogo kinoscenarista, pojeta

    , prozaika, dramaturga. Letchica Katja Ermolaeva vstrechaet na fronte svoego znakomogo Pavla Sharohina, kotoryj vynuzhden skryvat', chto priehal v aviapolk vypolnjat' sekretnoe zadanie komandovanija. Tol'ko posle vojny Katja vyjasnjaet, chto imenno Pavel spas ej zhizn', kogda ona bombila vraga i popala v avariju.

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