All Desires Known: Georgie Newbery
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3´s landmark production of Tennessee Williams´ masterpiece. Tennessee Williams´ iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her explosive brother-in-law, Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche´s fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley´s already turbulent relationship.... Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams´ tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Tennessee Williams´ 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics´ Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella. Cast: Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner Stanley: Matthew Needham Mitch: John Heffernan Steve: David Sturzaker Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway Pablo: John Dougal Mexican Woman: Leila Arias Collector: Tom Forrister Nurse: Georgie Glen Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell. Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne-Marie Duff, John Dougall, John Heffernan, Georgie Glenn, David Sturzaker, Leila Arias. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of three of Anton Chekhov´s most well-known and important plays is voiced by a sparkling cast and features music, SFX and a full soundscape. The Seagull Written in 1895 and a master class in the art and power of subtext, The Seagull follows the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters, all dissatisfied with life. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one seems able to attain happiness. Tragic and often darkly comic, The Seagull is a timeless classic and an early exercise in addressing the pitfalls of depression and lack of satisfaction in life and purpose. Full cast: Samantha Bond, Catrin Stewart, Freddie Fox, Anthony Howell, Katherine Kingsley, John Rowe, Rachel Atkins, Hugh Ross, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow. Three Sisters After the death of their father, his three daughters find it very hard to live in a drab Russian provincial town. The presence of a company of army officers is the only thing that makes their existence bearable, though inevitable drama, competition and failure lead to confusion and pain, as life doesn´t turn out quite to plan for the sisters. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, Alison Pettitt, Catrin Stewart, Clare Corbett, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow, Anthony Howell, Richard Reed, Hugh Ross, John Rowe. The Cherry Orchard In Chekhov´s last play, a widowed landowner returns home more or less insolvent after five years abroad. Everything appears just as she remembers it, but hers is a diminishing world. The vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be sold off against her mounting debts. The insistent warnings of a peasant´s son turned wealthy businessman go unheeded, and more than the family estate is sacrificed. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Hugh Ross, Georgie Grier, Clare Corbett, Richard Reed, Stephen C... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, Alison Pettitt, Catrin Stewart, Clare Corbett, Nick Boulton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000032de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.