Reprising his film role in this memorable classic James Stewart has a perfect life. A loving wife, Mary (Donna Reed), four young children, and his own business, which he inherited from his father. Facing a financial crisis one Christmas Eve he contemplates suicide. This being Hollywood he is saved at the last moment by the intervention of his guardian angel who takes him on a tour of how the world would be without him. His friendly Main Street America town is sad, impoverished and bleak. Convinced by this to return his guardian angel brings him back to the present and he finds the whole town has rallied round to save his business. A rightful American classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christopher Marlow´s play based on the Faust story of a man selling his soul to the devil, has fascinated and divided critics throughout the ages since its first performance in Elizabethan England. The central character´s thirst for knowledge and power throws up essential questions of morality, life and death. Compulsive listening as this exceptionally brilliant play of verse and prose is finely executed by Frank Silvera and cast.Please note: This is the original, shorter version of the play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Silvera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000075de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of an event in the life of ballerina Margot Fonteyn, written by Frances Byrne and starring Sophie Jerrold and Richard McCabe. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 22 May 2008 and repeated on 19 November 2010.An Unchoreographed World explores a dramatic formative event in the life of one of the truly great dancers of our time, the young Margot Fonteyn. It´s May 10th 1940, and she is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her older lover, the composer Constant Lambert, and the fledgling Sadler´s Wells Ballet. Frances Byrne´s drama draws on contemporary accounts to evoke a time when, her life threatened, Fonteyn discovers who she really is, and what her destiny might cost her.Starring Sophie Jerrold as Margot Fonteyn, Richard McCabe as Constant Lambert, Kate Littlewood as Ninette de Valois and Oliver Millingham as Robert Helpmann. Also featured in the cast are Anne-Marie Piazza, Maria Askew, Ffion Jolly, Ben Ashton and Coen de Groot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Jerrald, Richard McCabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004527de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no shortage of humour in Broadway, Jeeves?, an elegantly observed journal of a year in the life of the musical play by Jeeves, written and directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn and composed by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, in which Jarvis starred in America. Beginning in January 2001, the listener can enjoy a detailed account of this acclaimed production as it moves from Pittsburgh to Toronto and....Will it ever get to Broadway? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000124de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare´s play is often cited as the greatest of all plays. The tragic life of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is brought to stunning life by Sir john Gielgud and his fellow actors of London´s Old Vic Company. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gielgud. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/copy/000028de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Badgers in My Vest is a new, darkly funny play by an acclaimed contemporary playwright, based on a true incident in Dylan Thomas´ life. Deemed unfit to fight in World War II, Dylan Thomas spends his time in Newquay in the local pub, cadging drinks, laughing at the Welsh behind their back, and being outrageous. Privately, he is terrified, suffering nightmares and in the grip of writer´s block. Then one night, a soldier comes in. Having found poetry a solace in the face of human brutality, he hopes to exchange views on beauty and truth with Thomas. Instead he is goaded by semi-hysteria and goes for his gun.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003600de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.