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Tad Davis

Tad Davis Philadelphia, PA USA Member Since 2005
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  • "Entertaining introduction"

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    Kenneth Cranham does a remarkable job conveying the complex, brilliant, and sometimes tortured personality of Samuel Johnson. Johnson could appear bizarre to people who met him for the first time: he had facial scars and tics and jerky movements, and he rolled around in his chair, unable to sit still; and he had many verbal tics as well, clicking with his tongue, murmuring to himself, blowing out his breath like a great whale. (Some people at first thought he was mentally deficient - until he opened his mouth and started talking.) Cranham captures this semi-Tourettes aspect of Johnson with sound alone, without the benefit of his own (somewhat Johnsonian) body.

    The production bills itself as an adaptation of Boswell's Life of Johnson. But it includes other material as well, some of it from Boswell's journals, some of it from accounts of Johnson by his friend Hester Thrale. Inevitably, in such a short production, a lot is missing; but Robin Brroks, who wrote the script, made an intelligent and coherent selection of events. Oliver Goldsmith is here, as are John Wilkes and Hester Thrale, and of course Boswell himself, a self-absorbed rake who initiates his friendship with Johnson with one eye on his own future publishing royalties.

    There are a number of dramatic episodes in this quiet scholar's life, most tragically his break with the widowed Mrs Thrale after she decided to marry an Italian dancing master. The audio production ably shows the pain of this sadly self-inflicted breach, leaving Johnson almost alone in London when he felt himself nearing death and terrified of eternal damnation. Cranham's voice during some of these later scenes evokes a horror that gave me chills.

    What you won't get from this audiobook - and don't really get a strong sense of from Boswell's own biography - is a clear understanding of why anyone should care about the life of Johnson. He was a great talker, one if the greatest: but more to the point, he was a brilliant writer, one of the best writers of discursive prose the English language has ever had.

    But omissions aside, this is a good place to begin.

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    The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By James Boswell
    • Narrated By Kenneth Cranham, Full Cast
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    Dramatization by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson's birth. Episode 1: Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero. He wants to write a biography of the great man 'in scenes', with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like this has ever been attempted before

    Tad Davis says: "Entertaining introduction"
  • "Haunting and beautiful"

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    This is a mysterious and haunting audio version. It's basically the soundtrack of a stage production that was done in a highly stylized form some 50 years ago: the actors wore masks and spoke in an "elevated" way, sometimes emphasizing the verse (I believe the translation is by W.B. Yeats), sometimes trailing off into a wail of pain. You can almost imagine you're sitting in one of the great stone amphitheaters of ancient Greece. The tone of it takes some getting used to, but if you let it take hold of you, it's compelling and moving. The closing music, for me, sums up the somber, exalted mood of Greek tragedy better than anything else I've heard.

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    Oedipus Rex

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • Narrated By Douglas Campbell
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    Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

    wlthlla says: "Not a bad story"
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  • LA Theatre Works: Pulitzer Prize Plays Vol.1

    "The Heidi Chronicles Shines, Nothing Disappoints"

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    What made the experience of listening to LA Theatre Works the most enjoyable?

    The quality of the works.

    The Heidi Chronicles was simply sensational: funny, pointed, insightful, perfectly cast and refreshingly balanced.

    The Young Man From Atlanta perhaps lacks suspense, but makes up for it in brilliantly fashion, subtly discussing social and sexual attitudes by not actually having them discussed (it makes sense when you hear the play trust me).

    Anna Christie was an enjoyable romp, not a life changer, but a great way to spend and hour.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For The Heidi Chronicles it was the sheer believability. The characters have their extremes and the troupes of each era/character type are explored, but in an intelligent and ultimately moving fashion. You'll feel like you've have known the characters for 20 years by the play's conclusion, and you'll be saddened to leave their company. Incisive but affectionate, a study of women in the Baby Boomer generation that's flexible mixing feminism, comedy and realism, without having any one element undermine the others. Strangely heart breaking, and utterly brilliant.

    The Young Man From Atlanta is all about what goes unsaid. You get to fill the judgemental emotional void, and drawing your own conclusions is essential to this play's success.

    Anna Christie a breeze.

    Great value for money.


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  • "Good dramatization; pleasant commen..."

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    Wonderful idea to give listeners the ability to choose between versions with or without commentaries.

    When I started listening to the version with commentaries, I was concerned that the commentaries might over explain the scenes and prevent me from appreciating the play from my own perspective. However, I listened on and was delighted to find that my worries were unfounded. The commentaries were copious and insightful enough to ensure effortless understanding of the context and language of the dialogue, but they did not preempt independent appreciation of the play overall.

    In sum, I enjoyed this audiobook and gladly recommend it.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Lomas, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Jude Akuwudike, Nick Murchie
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    Experience Othello 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.

    A User says: "Excellent Listen"

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    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    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) by Alan Bennett Narrated by Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough

    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 (491 ratings)
    Twelve Angry Men  by Reginald Rose Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman

    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"
  • 4.3 (138 ratings)
    Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, Jools Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton

    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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  • 4.7 (117 ratings)
    SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter Narrated by Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton

    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 (101 ratings)
    Glorious Appearing: An Experience in Sound and Drama  by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Full Cast

    Glorious Appearing: An Experience in Sound and Drama

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    • 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"
  • 4.3 (86 ratings)
    Tribulation Force: An Experience in Sound and Drama (






ABRIDGED) by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson, full cast

    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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    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"
  • 4.4 (86 ratings)
    Apollyon: An Experience in Sound and Drama (






ABRIDGED) by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson

    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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    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!"
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  • 4.3 (84 ratings)
    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Trollope Narrated by Anna Massey, Alex Jennings

    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (84)
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    (32)
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    (33)

    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"
  • The Crucible  by Arthur Miller Narrated by Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, Hector Elizondo, full cast

    The Crucible

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, and others
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    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"
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Dramatized)  by Tennessee Williams Narrated by Rosemary Harris, James Farentino

    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.

    Nora says: "Terrible Quality"
  • Twelve Angry Men  by Reginald Rose Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman

    Twelve Angry Men

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Reginald Rose
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    Overall
    (491)
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    (441)

    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"
  • Macbeth: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon
    Overall
    (88)
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    (50)
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    (48)

    Experience Macbeth 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.

    Amelia says: "I Love the Commentary"
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  • Arcadia  by Tom Stoppard Narrated by Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, Gregory Itzin, Christopher Neame, Peter Paige, Douglas Weston

    Arcadia

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated By Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, and others
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    (57)
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    (56)

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    M. W. Roberts says: "Great production"
  • Oedipus the King  by Sophocles Narrated by full cast

    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"
  • The Miracle Worker (Dramatized) (






ABRIDGED) by William Gibson Narrated by Cathy Ritchie

    The Miracle Worker (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Cathy Ritchie
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    The Miracle Worker demonstrates the true miracle of love, compassion, and determination. Helen Keller, a young woman struck blind and deaf as a young child, finds the way out of her prison walls of silence and darkness through the love and determination of Anne Sullivan.

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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By David Mamet
    • Narrated By Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
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    A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

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  • Blithe Spirit  by Noel Coward Narrated by Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, Ian Ogilvy

    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"
  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Trollope Narrated by Anna Massey, Alex Jennings

    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    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"
  • Waiting for Godot (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Beckett Narrated by Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, Nigel Anthony

    Waiting for Godot

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and others
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    There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar.

    Gene says: "Godot is here"
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)  by John Steinbeck Narrated by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran

    The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, and others
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    Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together.

    Kenneth says: "Dramatization killed it for me"
  • Long Ago (






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

    Long Ago

    • ABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Alexander Gladkov
    • Narrated By Nikolay Konovalov, Vladimir Ratomsky, Boris Lesovoy, and others
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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
    Overall
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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

    Saturday, Sunday and Monday

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Eduardo De Filippo
    • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Canto of Chernomorets (






ABRIDGED) by Boris Lavreniov Narrated by Alexander Khovansky, Alexander Ryapolov, Mikhail Majorov, Boris Sitko, Leonid Persiyaninov, Vladimir Zeldin, Vladimir Tsarkov

    Canto of Chernomorets

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Boris Lavreniov
    • Narrated By Alexander Khovansky, Alexander Ryapolov, Mikhail Majorov, and others
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    "Pesn' o chernomorcah" - radiospektakl' po odnoimennoj p'ese Borisa Lavrenjova. Geroicheskaja drama o zashhitnikah Sevastopolja v hode Velikoj Otechestvennoj vojny. Zenitnaja batareja pod komandovaniem st.lejtenanta Sagajdachnogo pogibaet v 1942 godu, zashhishhaja Sevastopol'. V zhivyh ostaetsja tol'ko starshina Neshhepa. "Ljudi raskryvajutsja v boju", nastaivaet Lavrenev, provodja kazhdogo iz svoih geroev cherez zonu gibel'noj opasnosti.

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