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WILDE, O.: Importance of Being Earnest (The) (1952) / GIELGUD, John: Selected Poetry Readings (Unabridged)


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WILDE, O.: Importance of Being Earnest (The) (1952) / GIELGUD, John: Selected Poetry Readings (Unabridged)

This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951. Performance styles may have changed, but this is an unmatched production bearing all the hallmarks of outstanding audio drama featuring some of the finest actors of the twentieth century. Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans.

Disc 1

  The Importance of Being Earnest
1.   Introduction 00:00:27
2.   Act I: Algernon: Did you hear what I was playing, Lane 00:01:49
3.   Act I: Algernon: How are you, my dear Ernest 00:08:29
4.   Act I: Lady Bracknell: Good afternoon, dear Algernon 00:03:34
5.   Act I: Jack: Charming day it has been, Miss Fairfax 00:03:33
6.   Act I: Lady Bracknell: Mr Worthing! 00:06:55
7.   Act I: Algernon: Didn't it go off all right, old boy 00:02:14
8.   Act I: Lane: Miss Fairfax 00:01:21
9.   Act I: Algernon: A glass of sherry, Lane 00:00:25
10.   Act II: Miss Prism: Cecily, Cecily! 00:02:51
11.   Act II: Chasuble: And how are we this morning 00:01:22
12.   Act II: Cecily: What is it Merriman 00:00:45
13.   Act II: Cecily: He does! 00:03:56
14.   Act II: Miss Prism: Mr. Worthing! And in black! 00:03:33
15.   Act II: Cecily: Uncle Jack! I am pleased to see you back 00:00:50
16.   Act II: Jack: Good heavens! Algy 00:01:31
17.   Act II: Merriman: I have put Mr Worthing's things in the room next to yours, Sir 00:01:13
18.   Act II: Algernon: I must see her before I go... 00:07:08
19.   Act II: Cecily: Pray let me introduce myself to you 00:06:46
20.   Act II: Gwendolen: Ernest! My own Ernest! 00:00:32
21.   Act II: Cecily: Here is Ernest 00:06:18

Disc 2

  The Importance of Being Earnest
1.   Act III: Gwendolen: The fact that they did not follow us at once... 00:00:34
2.   Act III: Gwendolen: This dignified silence seems to produce an unpleasant effect 00:01:50
3.   Act III: Merriman: Lady Bracknell 00:09:55
4.   Act III: Chasuble: Everything is quite ready for the christenings 00:01:43
5.   Act III: Miss Prism: I was told you expected me in the vestry, dear Canon 00:02:22
6.   Act III: Jack: Is this the hand - bag, Miss Prism 00:05:02
  Go lovely Rose
7.   Go lovely Rose 00:00:59
  Since First I Saw Your Face
8.   Since First I Saw Your Face 00:01:00
  Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
9.   Shall I compare thee to a summer's day 00:00:57
  The Triumph
10.   The Triumph 00:01:33
  That time of year thou mayest in me behold
11.   That time of year thou mayest in me behold 00:01:03
  Ode to the West Wind
12.   Ode to the West Wind 00:04:36
13.   Ozymandias 00:01:07
  Death Be Not Proud
14.   Death Be Not Proud 00:01:00
  We'll go no more a-roving
15.   We'll go no more a - roving 00:00:28
  Young and Old
16.   Young and Old 00:00:44
  A Birthday
17.   A Birthday 00:00:44
  Summer Dawn
18.   Summer Dawn 00:00:57
  Break, Break, Break
19.   Break, Break, Break 00:00:58
  The Storm is Over
20.   The Storm is Over 00:02:45
  Richard II: This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle
21.   Richard II: This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle 00:03:13

Total Playing Time: 01:49:02

Bridges, Robert Seymour; Byron, Lord (George Gordon Byron); Donne, John; Jonson, Ben; Kingsley, Charles; Morris, William; Rossetti, Christina; Shakespeare, William; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Tennyson, Alfred; Waller, Edmund; Wilde, Oscar

Baddeley, Angela; Delgado, Roger; Evans, Edith; Ffrangcon-Davies, Gwen; Gielgud, John; Hardy, Betty; Horne, David; Turnbull, John; Ward, Ronald

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Others; Poetry

Period: Baroque; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: NA234212

Barcode: 9789626343425

Physical Release: 02/2005

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