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Hedda Gabler Audiobook

Hedda Gabler

Hedda and George have just returned from their honeymoon, but when her former lover Eilert appears with a brilliant new manuscript, George's hopes for a professorship are dimmed. Hedda's desperate dissatisfaction with her life leads to dangerous choices in this startling portrait of a woman hell-bent on destruction. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in June 2019. Directed by Debbie Devine Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Josh Bitton as Eilert Lovborg JD Cullum as George Tesman Gregory Harrison as Judge Brack Shannon Holt as Aunt Julie Tesman Elizabeth Ruscio as Berta Jocelyn Towne as Hedda Gabler Karen Malina White as Mrs. Thea Elvsted Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Brian Wallace Production Manager: Elena Cruz Editor: Neil Wogenson

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N B C University Theater - Hedda Gabler Audiobook

N B C University Theater - Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Various Release Date: September 2019

'NBC University Theater' initially started in Chicago with a remit to bring adaptations of classic novels, usually Anglo-American, to a radio audience. Additionally, if listeners signed up they received college credit to a radio-assisted correspondence course. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents. In its later years it also included short stories and plays and went on to win the distinguished Peabody award.Unlike many other radio shows University Theatre did not pursue the glamourous stars for its productions but instead relied on excellent distillations of the novels and first class acting alongside high production values.But now its time to enjoy these timeless novels. Let's begin.

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Little Eyolf Audiobook

Little Eyolf

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Expatriate Release Date: November 2018

Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodding, pedantic academic. Upon moving into her new Christiania home, she soon discovers that Thea Elvsted, an old schoolmate whom she always envied and despised, has boldly left her marriage in order to be with Eilert Lövborg, a former lover of Hedda who is trying to overcome a past life of debauchery and alcoholism by creating a revolutionary new work of philosophy and returning to respectability. Another old flame, Judge Brack, tries to wheedle his way back into Hedda's life by any means possible. Yearning to exercise power over someone, anyone, to "mould a human destiny," Hedda begins callously to manipulate the people around her to devastating effect. Written at the height of Ibsen's mature period, this play has endured as one of the most-performed and most powerful of all Ibsen's works. Hedda is both perpetrator and victim, a psychologically-complex, frustrated woman trying to assert some control over her world. Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality.

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The Master Builder Audiobook

The Master Builder

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Expatriate Release Date: November 2018

Halvard Solness is a master architect who has ruthlessly forged a preëminent career without regard for the feelings of those around him. In spite of this unscrupulous path of life, his conscience is still painfully alive, burdening him with guilt for past choices. He lives a tormented existence, fearful not only that he is going mad but also that he has unconsciously been in league with demonic powers in order to reach his present status. His long-suffering wife and his mistress try to deal with him in his fragile state while not being destroyed themselves. Into this fraught situation suddenly arrives the dangerous Hilda Wangel, an eldritch young woman claiming a special relationship with Solness from his past. One of the five great plays of Ibsen's final period, "The Master Builder" is laden with layers of symbolic significance. Like most Ibsen works, it begins quietly with dialogue between quite ordinary people and only gradually reveals its depths of meaning and power.

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Hedda Gabler Audiobook

Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Expatriate Release Date: November 2018

One of the four profound plays of Ibsen's late period (along with "The Master Builder," "John Gabriel Borkman," and "When We Dead Awaken"), "Little Eyolf" tells the story of Albert Allmers, a writer who has yearned to leave behind a literary or philosophical legacy of some kind, but who finally decides to invest that yearning in the life of his little handicapped son, Eyolf. Rita Allmers loves her husband so obsessively that she hates any rival for his affection, whether it be Allmer's literary magnum opus, Little Eyolf himself, or Albert's strangely devoted sister Asta. Little Eyolf's tragic death, possibly orchestrated by the eldritch old Rat-Wife, brings about a psychological climax among the three adults, as they reveal to each other deep conflicts of love and hate, complex erotic desires, raw honesty about their emotional emptiness in the face of human tragedy, and the realization that all that really matters to any one of them is Life itself. The famous H. L. Mencken heads a team effort committed to the colloquial, lucid rendition of this alternative translation. Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality.

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Brand Audiobook

Brand

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Expatriate Release Date: November 2018

Inflamed by what he saw as his Norwegian homeland's shocking betrayal of Denmark after the Prussian invasion of Danish territory, Ibsen wrote "Brand" as an indictment of human complacency and rigidity of mind. Composing this "dramatic poem" from his self-imposed exile in Italy, Ibsen had long agonized over the stodgy provincialism of his countrymen, but the abandonment of Denmark took on the dimensions in his imagination of a human tragedy far surpassing his own personal experiences. Brand is a priest who refuses to compromise, at the cost of great suffering to others, and who lives by unrealizable ideals. The play revolves around a cast of remarkable characters, such as Gerd the mad peasant girl with delusions of God; Ejnar the complacent artist; and Agnes the devoted lover. Ibsen's breakthrough work, "Brand" could be seen as the true beginning of Ibsen's career, and although (or because?) it was at the time the most fiercely-debated work of literature in Scandinavian history, it always remained one of the playwright's favorite productions. The true genius of the work lies in the judicious balance of its indictment of philistine complacency and its warning against intolerant zealotry. The ambiguous character of Brand himself, principled and heroic while flawed, was seen by Ibsen as representing himself at his best. "Give Nothing, or give All," said Brand, over and over, with stirring consequences.. Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality.

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Die ZEIT-Edition 'Märchen Klassik für kleine Hörer' - Nussknacker und Mausekönig und Peer Gynt mit M Audiobook

Die ZEIT-Edition 'Märchen Klassik für kleine Hörer' - Nussknacker und Mausekönig und Peer Gynt mit M

Ein Nussknacker liegt an Weihnachten für Marie auf dem Gabentisch. Mitten in der Nacht erwacht die Holzpuppe zum Leben, denn der Nussknacker hat noch eine alte Rechnung mit dem Mausekönig offen. Ein turbulenter Kampf bricht los. // Peter Tschaikowski (1840-1893) war ein russischer Komponist, der seit seinem fünften Lebensjahr Klavier spielte und zunächst in St. Petersburg als Beamter arbeitete. Anton Rubinstein förderte sein Musikstudium und fortan ging Tschaikowskis Musik um die Welt. //// Der Träumer Peer begibt sich mit Fernweh und Abenteuerlust auf eine weite Reise. Er ist sich sicher, dass er eines Tages der Kaiser der Welt sein wird. Das Herz der daheimgebliebenen schönen Solveig hat er schon im Sturm erobert, doch es warten viele Prüfungen auf ihn. // Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) war ein norwegischer Pianist und Komponist, der am Leipziger Konservatorium Musik studierte. Als Dirigent unternahm er Konzertreisen in ganz Europa und unterhielt Freundschaften zu vielen wichtigen Komponisten. Sein bekanntestes Werk ist 'Peer Gynt'.

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Ghosts Audiobook

Ghosts

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Caroline John, Helen Oakleigh, Trevor Cooper Release Date: May 2017

Controversy and hidden pasts are suddenly and painfully exposed as wealthy widow Mrs Alving prepares to open a new orphanage in memory of her seemingly beloved husband. Her treasured son Oswald's return from Paris and her relationship with old friend Pastor Manders are no longer the source of joy they once were, as secrets are turned into a frightening and desperate reality.

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The Wild Duck Audiobook

The Wild Duck

Should the truth be pursued whatever the cost? The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based. When skeletons are brought out of the closet, the foundations of the Ekdal family are torn apart - with drastic consequences...

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An Enemy of the People Audiobook

An Enemy of the People

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Gregory Harrison, Richard Kind, Various Performers Release Date: June 2014

When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People. Also includes an interview with Joel K. Bourne, Jr., former senior environment editor for National Geographic, on man-made environmental disasters, climate change, and the state of the world's water supply. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring: Richard Kind, Gregory Harrison, Rosalind Ayres, Emily Swallow, Josh Stamberg, Tom Virtue, Alan Shearman, Alan Mandell, and Jon Matthews. Additional voices by Sam Boeck, William Hickman, Adam Mondschein, Julia Coulter, and Jeff Gardner. Directed by Martin Jarvis. An Enemy of the People is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed play. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

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A Doll House Audiobook

A Doll House

Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Calista Flockhart as Nora Helmer Tony Abatemarco as Dr. Rank Tim Dekay as Torvald Helmer Jeannie Elias as Anne-Marie/ Helene Gregory Itzin as Nils Krogstad Jobeth Williams as Mrs. Linde Translated by Rolf Fjelde. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in September, 2011.

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Hedda Gabler Audiobook

Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: A Full Cast, Emma Fielding, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Maloney, Philip Voss Release Date: July 2002

Hedda Gabler, a deceased General's daughter, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middleclass tedium stretching ahead when they return from a honeymoon they could not afford to a house they cannot afford. Increasingly, she is drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a menage a trois. Then a former flame arrives in the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg to rival her husband for an academic post. After a drunken orgy, the manuscript of Lovborg's treatise falls into her hands and she destroys it. Discovery traps her, her romantic ideas are shattered, and there seems only one way out of the net - the pistols of her father, the General.

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