A wonderful selection of Yeats' finest work, read by the author himself along with Siobhan McKenna and others.
Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna and John Neville perform Twelfth Night. This is Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores - only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
"Loved it "
Cyril Cusack and Siobhan McKenna read from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. This idiosyncratic novel is full of multilingual puns and portmanteau words, intended to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams.
"Aweome but only 2 chapters?????"
One of the best-known Irish playwrights, John Millington Synge premiered The Playboy of the Western World in 1907. It immediately provoked controversy, eventually resulting in the infamous "Playboy" riots. It has been recorded and adapted many times, but this timeless recording stars the Irish actors who made it a classic, including Siobhan McKenna and Cyril Cusack.
Siobhan McKenna reads The White Trout, The Soul Cages and Jamie Freel and The Young Lady.
"Good but a bit to authentic"
Here are 24 of Yeats' finest poems, read by Siobhan McKenna, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Cyril Cusack, and Michael MacLiammoir.
Ulysses is many things - novel, allegory, prose poem - but above all it is an enraptured paean to the world of the physical senses.
"must always look for "Abridged"!!!"
Frank Pettingell, Emma Hignett, Siobhan McKenna and Boris Karloff read eight short stories by the literary greats, including Poe, Kipling, Defoe, Chekov, and Wilde.
Gifted playwright George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan is based on the life and trials of Joan of Arc whose canonisation occurred shortly before he wrote this play. Based on both substantial information of her life in Medieval France and records of her trial, Shaw characterizes this unique woman caught between the forces of the Church and law in this classic production with a strong cast supporting Siobhan McKenna's fine interpretation of this tragic heroine.
"Good dramatized play"
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders.
The Emerald Isle has produced some of the greatest writing ever to capture the world's imagination. In this volume we have three short fairy tales read by famed actress Siobhan McKenna that are perfect illustrations of the genre.