The George Bernard Shaw Collection

  • by George Bernard Shaw
  • Narrated by Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Davison, Kate Burton, Roger Rees
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection:
Mrs. Warren's Profession: Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent and still shocking comedy, which was banned for eight years from the English stage after its London debut. Performed by Shirley Knight, et al.
Arms and the Man: The beautiful, headstrong Raina awaits her fiancé's return from battle - but instead meets a soldier who seeks asylum in her bedroom. Performed by Anne Heche, et al.
Candida: Shaw's warm and witty play challenged conventional wisdom about relationships between the sexes, as a beautiful wife must choose between the two men who love her. Performed by JoBeth Williams, et al.
The Devil's Disciple: A young hero who disdains heroism makes the ultimate sacrifice for honor and country during the American Revolution. Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, et al.
Major Barbara: This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can! Performed by Kate Burton, Roger Rees, et al.
The Doctor's Dilemma: 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. Performed by Martin Jarvis, Paxton Whitehead, et al.
Misalliance: A self-made millionaire and his family invite their future in-law for a visit to their estate. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaw's keen wit. Performed by Roger Rees, Eric Stoltz, et al.
Pygmalion: Shaw's beloved play about an irascible speech professor who decides to mold a Cockney flower girl into the darling of high society. Performed by Shannon Cochran, et al.

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Good collection, good acting

to find the correct play I figured out the chapters, do note that Misalliance lacks a queue in the beginning.

Bernard Shaw: 8 plays
001-Arms and the man - ch 01
002-Candida - ch24
003-the devil's disciple - ch 47
004-the doctor's dilemma - ch71
005-Major barbara - ch100
006-Misalliance -ch120
007-Mrs Warren's profession - ch143
008-Pygmalion - ch170


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2011
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works