Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Program on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's fiftieth anniversary, the play was 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 release includes an exclusive interview with director Sir Peter Hall.
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by George Bernard Shaw
by Bernard Shaw
by Brian Jacques
by Charles Yu
by William Shakespeare
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"Shaw's comic, intellectual masterpiece concerns a descendant of Don Juan Tenorio, who is pursued by a woman he loves but doesn't like. The story is explicated in a dream--a conversation in hell between Juan, a very charming Satan and two other characters. Sir Peter Hall has directed a distinguished cast in the whole magilla which features witty musical bridges based on Mozart's Don Giovanni. The ensemble gives us a lusciously droll performance, which highlights the intellectual vigor of the playwright's wittily presented ideas. They show off what Shaw did best, namely, making ideas dramatic, arresting and funny. Nearly stealing the show, John Wood plays the Spanish/Jewish brigand, Mendoza, who appears in the dream as Satan. His sense of mischief mirrors the playwright's own. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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