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3.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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Modern parallels abound in the plight of Cambridge-educated mathematics wiz Vivie Warren, who discovers that her comfortable upbringing was financed in unspeakable ways. George Bernard Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent (and still shocking) comedy, banned for eight years from the English stage.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Paul Gutrecht as Frank Gardner
Kaitlin Hopkins as Vivie Warren
Shirley Knight as Mrs. Warren
Basil Langton as Rev. Gardner
Dakin Matthews as Sir Crofts
Robin Sachs as Praed

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 emily | 2/11/2014

    " somewhat entertaining, not lifechanging "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy E. | 2/7/2014

    " I'm glad to have finally read this one. Very interesting stuff. I'd like to pair this with Ibsen's Doll's House and teach them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla Farber | 1/27/2014

    " This was a good play. It was well written, as are all of Shaw's plays. I didn't love it as much as I loved Pygmalion though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sukesha Dutta | 1/24/2014

    " Whether Shaw is feminist or anti-feminist is confusing...here perhaps he drew women as radical business tycoons...we can label it as a feminst work "

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

    " Nice little play with an interesting take on gender roles and the concept of 'old' and 'new' women in the late Victorian era. Frank Gardner is a chode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letitia | 12/31/2013

    " One of my favorites by Shaw. Biting in its commentary on early 20th century British piety, tenderly vulnerable and gratifyingly witty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Dinger | 10/21/2013

    " It is a funny play about a madam of a house of prostitution that somehow manages not to use that word. I found this play to be highly entertaining, a view of a wierd family dynamic and how it comes apart. Shaw is rarely staged in the U. S. and this is a shame. I want to discover more by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbz | 7/8/2013

    " The writing in this play is so rich in detail - I read it several years ago and I still remember some of the details very clearly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 3/12/2013

    " I love Shaw when he's an earnest social reformer. Funny how little has changed in 100 years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavinia | 10/16/2012

    " Have I lost my appetite for plays or was it really blah? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LS | 9/8/2012

    " A bit on the brutal side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bianca | 6/18/2012

    " It's not a secret I do not like reading plays. I think plays should be performed, not read. But I did like this, it was like a little puzzle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac | 4/10/2012

    " I very interesting play on morality and capitalism, the language is stilted but the ideas still carry weight and consideration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scroutch | 3/5/2012

    " G.B. "Boombox" Shaw at his finest. It's a pretty funny play and so I had expected a comic ending, but no, it's a tragedy this one. Anyhow, we forgive him. It's worth the read, preface and all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucero | 11/26/2011

    " I don't think comedies should have sad endings... Anyway, I didn't care all that much for this play. It was normal so I have no passionate commentaries to make... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Glenn | 7/24/2011

    " George Bernard Shaw's play that shocked Edwardian audiences. Mrs. Warren defends her high-end prostitution lifestyle as a choice for survival. Her daughter who is the main beneficiary of the wealth, rejects it. A very intriguing premise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 7/5/2011

    " terrible acting by most involved "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/27/2011

    " I'm glad to have finally read this one. Very interesting stuff. I'd like to pair this with Ibsen's Doll's House and teach them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/10/2011

    " Come on, you couldn't figure out where Mama got all that money to send you to school and get your mind all liberated? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucero | 12/8/2010

    " I don't think comedies should have sad endings... Anyway, I didn't care all that much for this play. It was normal so I have no passionate commentaries to make... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 9/3/2010

    " This book displayed a disrespect for the Bible, morality, and the relationships between children and parents. And Mrs. Warren's Profession............................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cajohnson | 7/2/2010

    " I finished the play on about July 4th. It was excellent, showing a different side of a life quietly or seemingly so moving along. The characters were well developed and had snappy personalities. It was a good read for anyone wanting a smooth and thought provoking play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 6/9/2010

    " George Bernard Shaw's play that shocked Edwardian audiences. Mrs. Warren defends her high-end prostitution lifestyle as a choice for survival. Her daughter who is the main beneficiary of the wealth, rejects it. A very intriguing premise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/6/2010

    " Brings up some important social issues relevant to the time, but not terribly interesting in this age. Crazy to think the Lord Chamberlain censored it - everything is implied! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/1/2010

    " In this classic drama, will the sins of a prostitute mother be foisted upon her daughter? With Maggie Steed and Ron Cook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/25/2010

    " Shaw's early play on an unusual commodity. Fun, witty, shocking (once), and well argued. "

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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.