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Man and Superman

Man and Superman

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Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1st, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, the play has now been directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization.

"A comedy and a philosophy," Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme and, using all

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Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1st, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, the play has now been directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization.

"A comedy and a philosophy," Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme and, using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman. Boasting an outstanding cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Judi Dench, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost and Paul Merton, this four cassette release includes an exclusive interview with director Sir Peter Hall.

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Gr 10 Up-Based on the Don Juan theme and, using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140437881
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Bernard Shaw Library Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,133,324
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 5.08(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He was strongly critical of London theatre and closely associated with the intellectual revival of British drama. Dan H. Laurence has edited Shaw's COLLECTED LETTERS and COLLECTED PLAYS with their Prefaces. He was Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate until his retirement in 1990. Professor Stanley Weintraub teaches at the Institute of Arts and Humanistic Studies at Penn State University.

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Man and Superman 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Viejo-Como-Sellama More than 1 year ago
This is George Bernard Shaw at his finest. With great sophisticated humor it clearly analysis societies "bunkeries" [Yes, I made up that word]. It is very much worth the reading. The particular copy that I received did not contain the "Handbook for Revolutionaries" that typically accompanies the main book. I consider this a significant failing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is what crap. He does not even look like superman!!!!!!
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