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    • Amadeus

    • By: Peter Shaffer
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand, James Callis, Michael Emerson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Ambition and jealousy - all set to music. Devout court composer Antonio Salieri plots against his rival, the dissolute but supremely talented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. How far will Salieri go to achieve the fame that Mozart disregards? The 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A CHARMING PIECE

    • By Alexánder on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Misanthrope

    • By: Richard Wilbur (translator), Molière
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, J. D. Cullum, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th-century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good play, great translation, good performance

    • By Timoteo on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • John Ball's In the Heat of the Night

    • By: Matt Pelfrey (adaption)
    • Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Michael Hammond, Kalen Harriman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Based on John Ball's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series, In the Heat of the Night pits a visiting black detective from California against a small Alabama town simmering with anger over desegregation. A fitting reflection of America in the 1960s, this Off-Broadway hit is provocative, timely, and uncomfortably relevant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Radio play works surprisingly well

    • By Xmeromotu on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Henceforward...

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Jared Harris, Anne Heche, Jack Davenport, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Starring Anne Heche and Jared Harris, the hilarious Henceforward... is one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most unusual works. In the near-future, a composer with creative block tries to re-unite with his estranged wife and daughter, hoping their reconciliation will free his mind to create his greatest musical masterpiece. But his own erratic impulses hinder his journey to creative freedom.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Bungler

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton, Adam Godley, Alan Mandell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 17th-century Sicily, a clever valet named Mascarille tries to help his boss, Lélie, win the girl of his dreams – only to find that Lélie is a monumental dunce who ruins every one of his intricate schemes. Undaunted, Mascarille invents progressively wilder plots, only to see his best-laid plans go very awry in Molière’s The Bungler, translated by Richard Wilbur.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Jefferson's Garden

    • By: Timberlake Wertenbaker
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Nate Corddry, Ellis Greer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    You say you want a revolution? The story of this country's struggle for independence is told with a fresh slant and theatrical inventiveness. As Thomas Jefferson struggles to find the right words to frame a nation, a young Quaker must weigh his desire to participate in the struggle against his pacifist beliefs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Russell Bernard on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Photograph 51

    • By: Anna Ziegler
    • Narrated by: Jon Matthews, Maxwell Caulfield, Nick Toren, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950’s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Krick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure – yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life”.

    Includes an interview with Brenda Maddox, the world's foremost biographer of Rosalind Franklin and author of Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Imaginary Cuckold and School for Husbands

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, Emily Bergl, Dakin Matthews, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Molière wrote some of the most durable and penetrating comedies of all time. The Imaginary Cuckold and The School for Husbands are two of his grand farces of marriage and misunderstanding, one set in Paris and the other in the provinces. Translated by Richard Wilbur.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Browning Version

    • By: Terence Rattigan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand, Martin Jarvis, Ian Ogilvy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In Terence Rattigan’s classic drama, an aging schoolmaster at an English secondary school faces the harsh judgments of his students, his fellow teachers, and his vicious and spiteful wife. But can a lone act of kindness from a sympathetic student change his heart? This recording also includes an interview with Michael Darlow, the author of Terence Rattigan: The Man and His Work.

    Regular price: $4.95