The Rivalry Audiobook, by Norman Corwin Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Norman Corwin Narrator: Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Lily Rabe, Shannon Cochran, James Gleason Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781580815703

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Released in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, The Rivalry recreates the fiery face-off between the rising Illinois legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen A. Douglas. 

Two Presidential candidates—one a rising Illinois legislator, the other a bombastic US Senator. Obama and McCain? Think again. In this transcendent Broadway play, the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates tackle the day's most passionate issue—slavery. Their battle comes to life through the eyes of Adele Douglas, wife of candidate Stephen Douglas. Challenged by the charming man from Illinois, she reexamines her basic beliefs about the American concept of freedom.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Paul Giamatti as Stephen A. Douglas; David Strathairn as Abraham Lincoln; Lily Rabe as Adele Douglas; James Gleason as Rep. Committeeman and Reporter. Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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About the Author

Norman Corwin is the author of more than a dozen books and scores of plays in all the performing media and is the winner of thirty-two awards. He was described by Ray Bradbury as the greatest director, the greatest writer and the greatest producer in the history of radio.

About the Narrators

David Strathairn was nominated for an Oscar for his 2005 performance as famed CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck. He is well-known for memorable performances in stage and screen roles.

Shannon Cochran is an actress and director, whose work includes the First National Tour of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play August: Osage County, a film opposite Kathleen Turner called The Perfect Family, and Last Days, a radio play for the BBC. She has performed and directed with LA Theatre Works, an organization producing radio plays for NPR, for fifteen years.