You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw audiobook

You Never Can Tell

By George Bernard Shaw
Read by Susan Sullivan, Christopher Neame, and a full cast

L.A. Theatre Works
1.68 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781580813761

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. An LA Theatre Works full-cast recording featuring James Callis, Siobhan Hewlett, Nicholas Hormann, Martin Jarvis, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Susan Sullivan, Simon Templeman and Matthew Wolf, directed by Rosalind Ayres, and recorded before a live audience

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Summary

Summary

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.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast recording featuring James Callis, Siobhan Hewlett, Nicholas Hormann, Martin Jarvis, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Susan Sullivan, Simon Templeman and Matthew Wolf, directed by Rosalind Ayres, and recorded before a live audience

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the many ways LA Theatre Works enhances the audiobook world is to restage the wonderful and witty early works of the 1925 Nobel Prize-winning playwright George Bernard Shaw. Susan Sullivan (of the TV series Castle) and the late British actor Christopher Neame lead a fine cast in this 1897 comedy of errors in which an heiress and her family return to the tiny seaside town where she last saw her husband eighteen years earlier. Meanwhile, a penniless dentist falls madly in love with the very ‘modern’ eldest daughter. The solicitor, played by Broadway veteran Nicholas Hormann, delivers the perfect last laugh: ‘All matches are unwise. It’s unwise to be born. It’s unwise to be married. It’s unwise to live. It’s unwise to die.’ Pearls of wisdom from a master.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw

Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish-born playwright, critic, and political activist, began his writing career in London. In addition to writing sixty-three plays, his prodigious output as critic, pamphleteer, and essayist influenced numerous social issues. In 1925, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature and in 1938 an Oscar for the movie version of Pygmalion.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 1.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English