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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (578 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Lucy Davis, Simon Templeman, Lloyd Owen, Moira Quirk, Matthew Wol Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia's obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly - and he is only one of Lydia's many suitors. The Rivals was Sheridan's first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today.

Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life.

A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Malaprop
Kenneth Danziger as Thomas
Lucy Davis as Lydia Languish
Neil Dickson as David
Sarah Drew as Julia
Julian Holloway as Sir Lucius O'Trigger
Chris Neame as Sir Anthony Absolute
Lloyd Owen as Captain Jack Absolute
Moira Quirk as Lucy
Matthew Wolf as Faulkland.

Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in May, 2011.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 1/1/2014

    " I enjoyed Sheridan's sprightly wit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Khaled | 11/23/2013

    " A hilarious comedy poking fun at C18th aristocratic society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 10/30/2013

    " I loved this classic, the sarcasm and irony. If you like at all Shakespeare or The Importance Of Being Earnest you should read this book, it's funny, very amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Grimaud | 9/9/2013

    " Great play! Listen to a good audio. Find out where "malapropism" comes from. "

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