Cakewalk

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.62 hours)
Product Number: Z10006678
Released: Aug 09, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580814256
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Description

"Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stars as author Lillian Hellman in Peter Feibleman’s beguiling account of Hellman’s tumultuous relationship across several decades with a man 25 years her junior, played by Oscar nominee Bruce Davison. Accompanied by the original music of Carly Simon. Includes a conversation with Hellman scholar Deborah Martinson, author of Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February 2000. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Samantha Bennett as Esther Bruce Bruce Davison as Cuff Claudette Nevins as Women’s Voices Raphael Sbarge as Men’s Voices Elaine Stritch as Lilly Radio Producer: Raymond Guarna Foley Artist/Stage Manager: John Lovick"

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Author(s): Peter Feibleman
Genre: Drama

Professional reviews

"Since Miller's ALL THAT FALL premiered in 1964, the memory play has grown into a full-blown genre, in which a character addresses the audience directly between scenes of his or her remembrances. On stage such fare yields problematic results because the present tense of live performance often collides with the past tense of memory. On the other hand, in audio, it combines the feel of theater with storytelling. In this instance, novelist Feibleman recalls his affair with his mentor, the late Lillian Hellman, the hard-living playwright and activist, a quarter-century older than he. The formidable Hellman is portrayed by the formidable Elaine Stritch, and her narrating protŽgŽ by Bruce Davison. Though under-rehearsed, these fine performers, as well as the subject matter, provide fascinating listening, loaded with wit and true-life drama. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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