A View from the Bridge

  • by Arthur Miller
  • Narrated by Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, Ed O'Neill, full cast
  • 1 hrs and 33 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

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fine production

They way they perform with their voices - you can mentally 'see' the production in your head.
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- Ka-Wai

Very well acted play, gripping

I only bought this as my daughter is doing the play for her GCSE. I decided to listen to it myself (she refused to!) and I was not expecting to like it, but I got totally drawn into the very well dramatized story, and loved it. Ed O'Neill's voice is infinitely memorable as Al in Married with Children, and he is absolutely brilliant as Eddie, the uncle who is infatuated with his niece.The story is about Italian immigrants in Brooklyn, the sense of community, the ties to Italy, the wrench of a child growing up and leaving home, the financial hardships of that period and the desperation of illegal immigrants who wanted to settle in America . At no point is it boring, there are lots of intertwined story lines. The play is full of funny moments in the first third, drama in the middle part, and .............. in the last third. (I don't want to spoil it for anyone).
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- Happy and Smiling

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2006
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works