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

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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

    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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

    • Pygmalion (Dramatized) [Russian Edition]

    • Maly Theatre Audioplay
    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: E. Turchaninova, K. Zubov, D. Zerkalova, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The play begins on a summer evening at Covent Garden in London. Suddenly, pouring torrential rain, takes pedestrians by surprise, forcing them to take refuge under the portal of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Among them are phonetics professor Henry Higgins and a researcher of Indian dialects, Colonel Pickering, who came specially from India to see the professor. The encounter delights them both.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Peter Tucker, Danielle Cohen, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Making his way to a tryst with his "dark lady" near the royal palace the young playwright William Shakespeare encounters a mysterious woman in a cloak. Mistaking her for his lady friend, he accosts her in a familiar fashion, only to discover, to his dismay, that she is in fact the queen. He overcomes his initial discomfort, and takes advantage of the situation to make a petition for royal support to establish a national theatre.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
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      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

    • 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
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      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
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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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