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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,678 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, Paul Merton, Peter Hall Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th 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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/17/2014

    " Written 100 years ago and still relevant today. I don't know that I would enjoy it as much, staged, but read as a commentary on politics, sex, faith, determinism, and on and on with humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Salas | 2/17/2014

    " He opened his eyes 1/32nd of an inch more than normal! I love it, especially Don Juan in Hell "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delvy Tutupary | 2/15/2014

    " Ini buku yg bagus banget, apalagi tentang percakapan di Neraka...menarik banget, mungkin saja neraka dan surga tidak seperti yg kita pikirkan, tetapi seperti yang ada di dalam di buku ini...selamat membaca "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Poung | 2/1/2014

    " I read this little book when I was 19 and I read it again last year. It is fun to see how much have been changed of our mindset between the Englishman and the American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyse | 1/22/2014

    " GB Shaw is one of my most favorite authors. However, Act 3 of Man and Superman may be the most painful literature I have ever read. More painful that "Dover Mail" - the opening of A Tale of Two Cities. Acts 1, 2, and 4 of Man and Superman have the wit, passion, and language based-action that we all love from GB. I was happy to hear that most productions of Man and Superman cut act 3. If you haven't read it, do so. But save yourself the headache and cut act 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Microchiroptera | 1/22/2014

    " Shaw's bullet-train intellect carries you full-force through the plot and the characters. The dialogue sharp and puncturing at high speed. Laughing while you catch your breaths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Newby | 1/12/2014

    " I don't think I've read a play by Shaw that I didn't love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sowmya | 1/2/2014

    " Hard to imagine someone mouthing such lengthy lectures...but amazing dialogue! Its less of a comedy and more of a philosophy :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia | 12/12/2013

    " What can I say? I loved this play. It was so intensely "thinky" and strange. My mom and dad got to see it performed in Canada. I've always envied them that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 11/29/2013

    " This play is so intense. Shaw is a mastermind in giving his characters true psychological depth. This play was the basis of my graduate thesis and I would do it all over again. I can never read it enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amy | 11/27/2013

    " Ummm... Ralph Fiennes is ALL WRONG for playing Jack Tanner. Just saying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josiah | 9/30/2013

    " my favorite Shaw and origin of Tanner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sammi | 7/17/2013

    " Great play--quite funny. Well worth doing a book award over. I still don't know what the heck was going on during the scene in Hell, but the play is good enough that I'll reread it and figure it out eventually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Kerrigan | 7/8/2013

    " The best work by the greatest satirist the world has ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 5/24/2013

    " A college favorite- particularly like the supplement- Joghn Tanners guidebook for revolutionaries "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/4/2013

    " The first George Bernard Shaw play I read--when I was twelve. I don't remember the details too well (not surprising) but remember being impressed by the play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Dizozza | 2/26/2013

    " Shaw does his best to be objective and entertaining. I admire his theater of ideas because he creates what are to me relatable interactions between men and women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleni | 1/15/2013

    " I used this play in a couple of papers in college. It really makes you think about class and social change without losing its sense of humor. It's great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anish Dutta | 1/1/2013

    " Nothing new to add to all the detailed, highly analytical reviews already present here. A lot of philosophical musings complemented nicely by sophisticated humour here. Strange to think that below all the layers it's basically a romantic comedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Roberts | 12/22/2012

    " More a work of philosophy than a play for the theater, Man and Superman does have a humorous and enjoyable facade as a romantic comedy in the vein of Shakespeare. But in reality it is a work of ideas, with profound questions of Art, the Relation of the Sexes, and Fatherhood being explored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elesa Labanz | 11/17/2012

    " I enjoyed reading this play so much more than I thought I would. I had put it off because I remembered hating to read plays in highschool. I am definitely up to trying others now. "

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About the Author
Author George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish-born playwright, critic, and political activist, began his writing career in London. In addition to writing sixty-three plays, his prodigious output as critic, pamphleteer, and essayist influenced numerous social issues. In 1925, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature and in 1938 an Oscar for the movie version of Pygmalion.