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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,882 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Narrator: Stuart Bunce, Jane Carr, John Francis Harries, Henri Lubatti, Christopher Neame, Julian Sands, Susan Sullivan Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling, Snake, are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Stuart Bunce as Charles Surface, Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour, John H. Francis as Rowley/Others, Henri Lubatti as Snake/Moses/Others, Christopher Neame as Sir Oliver Surface, Moira Quirk as Maria/Maid, Julian Sands as Joseph Surface, Susan Sullivan as Lady Sneerwell, Tara Summers as Lady Teazle, Simon Templeman as Sir Peter Teazle, James Warwick as Crabtree/Others, and Matthew Wolf as Sir Benjamin Backbite. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in January 2011.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lalo Bahaa | 2/13/2014

    " I read it in my vacation and then I found out that we were taking it in college this semester...It wasn't that good..It's realllllly predictable..and not that amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this play! I never saw a production of it until grad school (Valerie was in it), but I remembered Miss Malaprop all those years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice B Shaw | 2/3/2014

    " Very readable and absolutely hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 2/3/2014

    " A classic satire of English upper-class society of the 18th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 1/20/2014

    " I really need to give this one another try. I do recall that it's NOT the best selection to see after a large meal in an over-warm theater while still slightly jet-lagged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/19/2014

    " Reading it for the second time. It's an amusing little romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler Jones | 1/8/2014

    " A most diverting and witty work. Almost pure fluff, but they sure knew how to write snappy dialogue back in the 1770's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arunima Dey | 1/1/2014

    " I remember reading this book quite a few years back, but I remember it being absolutely brilliant. Witty and brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic | 12/10/2013

    " This was on my book list for English Lit in college. It was one of the few texts I kept through the years. I was already heavily into reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, and so Richard Sheridan's comedy of manners fit right in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/1/2013

    " Read this one in Australia. There's not too much to say about it, but as a comedy for this time, it worked really well. A different kind of humor. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/23/2013

    " I haven't read this since high school, and so didn't remember much about it. It was well worth the re-read. I liked the witty banter and subtle humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam Floridia | 3/16/2013

    " Although written 100 years later, this is a very typical Restoration drama: mistaken identities, love triangles, characters hiding behind screens, etc.. Devoid of wit, though, this can best be compared to a modern day soap opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb | 2/26/2013

    " I'd like to see this play, now that I've read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ioan Prydderch | 2/20/2013

    " I saw no academic advantage in studying this play whatsoever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 9/6/2012

    " I bet Charles Ii had a wonderful time being king! Too bad his doctors practically killed him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Ryburn | 7/2/2012

    " another selection from graduate work at wake forest. wickedly funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis | 5/2/2012

    " One of my all time favorite plays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 3/12/2012

    " I'm reading this in preparation for an audition tomorrow. Pretty funny. Not subtle, but funny. Lots of asides and that sort of thing. This isn't the edition I have (mine is an adorable red leather copy with gilt pages from the ACT library) but I'm sure they're pretty much all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emylie | 2/22/2012

    " I enjoyed this one-laughed out loud a few times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celine | 10/23/2011

    " Very funny and very witty "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/13/2011

    " Having read this, I now feel totally prepared to handle my scandal - or anyone else's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachin | 9/16/2011

    " Ha ha ha very funny indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 9/13/2011

    " I love this play! The first time I read this was when I was in high school & I couldn't stop laughing for days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Reed | 8/30/2011

    " For its era, I'd say this was darn good. Complete review later on at accidentallymars.wordpress.com. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Brinsley SheridanIn need of funds, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) turned to the only craft that could gain him the remuneration he desired in a short time: he began writing a play. He had over the years written and published essays and poems, and among his papers were humorous unfinished plays, essays and political tracts, but never had he undertaken such an ambitious project as this. In a short time, however, he completed The Rivals. He was 23 years old.