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


Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 01:49:02






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

Reader(s):
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

Release Date: 02/2005

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