Daniel Deronda

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Author(s): Kate McAll
Genre: Drama
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100109041
Released: Jun 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781682660690
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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Description

"Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised by his guardian, Sir Hugo Mallinger, but knows nothing of his true origins. Deronda's search leads him into the world of 19th-century Zionism, a discovery that will alter the course of his life. An original L.A. Theatre Works commission, adapted and directed by Kate McAll.

Professional reviews

"Up-and-coming British actors Kimberly Nixon and Ifan Meredith take the lead roles in what first appears to be a nineteenth-century melodrama about the meeting of a bright, ambitious young woman with limited means and an upper-crust young gentleman who saves the day. However, beneath the surface of the story, Victorian novelist Mary Anne Evans, better known as George Eliot, had a much more serious topic in mind--the condition and limited opportunities of Jewish people in mid-nineteenth-century Europe. Backed by an outstanding L.A. Theatre Works cast, BBC writer/producer Kate McAll did a fine job distilling Eliot's 1876 portrayals of Zionism and interfaith relationships into a lively, entertaining, and educational production. B.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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