The Circle

Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
2.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A comedy in three acts by William Somerset Maugham

Presented by the Online Stage

After many years living abroad with her longtime lover, Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney visits her former marital home, now occupied by her son, Arnold, and his wife, Elizabeth. Also present is her estranged husband, Clive, who lives in a cottage on the estate. Elizabeth has become dissatisfied with the life she leads with her wealthy husband, who is very occupied with his political career, and she encourages the advances of a dashing but impecunious suitor, Teddy Luton. Will Elizabeth follow in the steps of her mother-in-law and abandon her marriage?

Cast
Clive Champion-Cheney - Denis Daly
Arnold Champion-Cheney, MP - Joseph Tabler
Lord Porteous - John Burlinson
Edward Luton (Teddy) - David Prickett
Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney - Michele Eaton
Elizabeth - Amanda Friday
Mrs. Anna Shenstone - K. G.Cross
Butler/Footman - Tovarisch
Narrator - Marty Krz

Public Domain (P)2016 The Online Stage

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A boring play read boringly.

Look, I am so glad Audible is stepping up their game on recording plays and having them in the library. The issue here is it’s clear the actors aren’t in the same space. They don’t get to work off each other. The reads by the actors are so flat and lack all urgency. Please, have these actors at least zoom with each other so they can play off each other. This was so poorly acted I could barely listen to it. If you need to read this for some reason just pick up the script and read it yourself. Skip this recording at all costs.