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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 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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 Perfect Wagnerite

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

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, Full Cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Alistair McGowan, Morgana Robinson, Sian Phillips and Al Murray star in George Bernard Shaw's classic tale of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who is trained by professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, to pass as a duchess. This edition also includes a bonus new play, The ‘B’ Word. Written by and starring Alistair McGowan, the play describes the scandalous opening night of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - the first time that the word 'bloody' was used on the British stage.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining and intelligent

    • By Paul H Aube on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $16.53

    • Don Juan in Hell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Don Juan in Hell" (1903) is Act 3, Scene 2 in "Man and Superman", a four-act drama written by George Bernard Shaw. The long third act of the play, which shows Don Juan himself having a conversation with several characters in Hell, is often cut. It consists of a philosophical debate between Don Juan and the Devil, with Doña Ana (Ann) and the Statue of Don Gonzalo, Ana's father looking on. This third act is often performed separately as a play in its own right.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • 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 out of 5 stars 25
    • 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

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • 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 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Caesar and Cleopatra

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Schraf
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Emporor of Rome and the Queen of the Nile as only Shaw could have imagined them! He is a self-doubting cynic who is experiencing a mid-life crisis and she is an imperious and impertinent child on the threshold of womanhood. This recording also includes Shaw's alternate Prologue and his post-text notes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but more head than heart

    • By Tad Davis on 09-04-14

    Regular price: $14.69

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • 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

    • Major Barbara

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Barbara, the granddaughter of an earl, is busy saving souls in the Salvation Army while her father, maintaining that poverty is the worst of crimes, runs a munitions factory.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • Don Juan In Hell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Cedric Hardwicke
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

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