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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Narrated by: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Categories: Classics, Drama
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Modern parallels abound in the plight of Cambridge-educated mathematics wiz Vivie Warren, who discovers that her comfortable upbringing was financed in unspeakable ways. George Bernard Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent (and still shocking) comedy, banned for eight years from the English stage.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Paul Gutrecht as Frank Gardner
Kaitlin Hopkins as Vivie Warren
Shirley Knight as Mrs. Warren
Basil Langton as Rev. Gardner
Dakin Matthews as Sir Crofts
Robin Sachs as Praed

(P)1996 L.A. Theatre Works

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great!

helped me out understand who was who in the story and helped me pass my final!

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Ahead of its time

More a polemic and less an actual drama.

LA Theaterworks is to be commended for putting these things on, but there is something vaguely televisiony about the performances.

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  • JTT
  • 12-30-17

great play. sharp criticism of victorian society

no stone left unturned in this'unpleasent' play - Shaw hits the teader/listener over the head with this intense play

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  • LuLuFly
  • 02-28-16

Enjoyable!

The haughty laughter in the background was a little distracting, but overall I found the performance quite engaging. It might have been overly dramatic, but it was lively and enjoyable. Worth a listen.