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    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shannon Cochran, Nicholas Pennell, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    One of Shaw's most enduring works, Pygmalion is an insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bilious Pidgeon

    • By Chris on 05-14-03

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive Collection of Shaw

    • By Michael on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics. This is the play that was later to be adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reader bring characters to life

    • By Joseph on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Saint Joan

    • A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
    • By: Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Amy Irving, Edward Herrmann, Kristoffer Tabori
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    With Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan at war not just with British invaders but with realpolitik. This is a masterpiece of the theater of ideas, presented in the most eloquent, vital, human, and moving terms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amy Irving is stunning

    • By Tad Davis on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Man and Superman

    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Sir Peter Hall - director
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, Man and Superman was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization. "A comedy and a philosophy", Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme, and using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman. Boasting an outstanding cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Judi Dench, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, and Paul Merton.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • writing is fine, ending leaves much to be desired

    • By EsP on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Don Juan In Hell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Cedric Hardwicke
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Don Juan In Hell is Act 3, Scene 2 from Bernard Shaw's 'Man and Superman' which was written in 1903. This classic staged performance features Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton and Agnes Moorehead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances, mediocre Shaw.

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Heartbreak House

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    In this allegorical play, the eccentric Captain Shorover's home hosts a cast, each of whom represents some evil in the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent single-voice reading

    • By Tad Davis on 06-24-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Pygmalion

    • By: Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Lucy Whybrow, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Pygmalion remains one of the most popular stories, but mainly in the medium of the musical; the evergreen My Fair Lady. But much of the charm and wit comes from the words and timing in Shaw's original play. Here are the characters of Professor Higgins, his friend Colonel Pickering, and their charge, Eliza Doolittle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classroom Use

    • By Kellee M. Lyons on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Arms and the Man

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto, Teri Garr
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    This witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary as it deflates romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced on the London stage in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most frequently acted and studied of Shaw's plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GBS at his best ....well done by LATW again!

    • By Polcamp on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • You Never Can Tell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: James Callis, Siobhan Hewlett, Nicholas Hormann, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    You Never Can Tell was originally born out of a bet that Shaw couldn't write a "seaside comedy" (a popular theatrical genre at that time). The result is perhaps the most surprising of Shaw's plays, complete with marital mayhem, tangled romance, and even doubtful dentistry. Despite the play's lighthearted tone, it's really another of Shaw's brilliantly observed social treatises, this time in the guise of a light comedy.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Man and Superman

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization. 'A comedy and a philosophy', Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme, and using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow off the stage

    • By lavalleem on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $16.53

    • The Doctor's Dilemma

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The blowhards, the know-it-alls, the scrupulous and the impecunious are all targets for Shaw’s incisive wit in his classic satire of the medical profession. A well-respected physician is forced to choose whom he shall save: a bumbling friend or the ne’er-do-well husband of the woman he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality Piece

    • By G Cleft on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mrs. Warren's Profession

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ahead of its time

    • By Nickie on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Pygmalion (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Simon Cadell stars as Henry Higgins with Imelda Staunton as Eliza Doolittle in this BBC Radio 4 production of Shaw’s famous play. When phonetics tutor and linguist Henry Higgins meets Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, he makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can teach her to speak so well that she will be able to pass herself off as a Duchess at a society ball.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Major Barbara

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Roger Rees, J. B. Blanc, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army - but she's also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who's made millions from the sale of weapons of war. The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GBS knew a thing or two

    • By Mike on 03-22-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Candida

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: JoBeth Williams, Tom Amandes, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    George Bernard Shaw's warm and witty play continues to challenge conventional wisdom about male/female relationships. Candida concerns a beautiful married woman's choice between the two men who love her.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Great Minds Collection - George Bernard Shaw and Richard Wagner

    • The Perfect Wagnerite - A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring with Wagner's Art and Revolution
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Richard Wagner
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This unique book brings together George Bernard Shaw's witty and iconoclastic take on Wagner's masterwork, The Ring of the Nibelungen, with the composer's own essay on the role of art in revolution.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Perfect Wagnerite

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "The Perfect Wagnerite" is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen". According to Shaw: "I write this pamphlet for the assistance of those who wish to be introduced to the work on equal terms with that inner circle of adepts... The reason is that its dramatic moments lie quite outside the consciousness of people whose joys and sorrows are all domestic and personal, and whose religions and political ideas are purely conventional and superstitious."

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Misalliance

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaw's keen wit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun

    • By Mary on 03-04-08

    Regular price: $6.95

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