Bunthorne is an aesthetic poet struggling with the legitimacy of his work and the female adoration it brings, when one woman suddenly rejects his advances. Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride is a satire of an artistic movement and the superficial pressures it may bring. The poet Bunthorne is extremely popular among his male and female peers. He’s the object of desire for many maidens, although only one catches his eye. Patience is a milkmaid who is uninterested in Bunthorne’s work or status. She wants to fall in love with a man, unselfishly, without fame or titles. She and Bunthorne make a rocky connection that may be doomed before it even begins. Meanwhile, the other women look for partners with varying success. Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride is a brilliant commentary on the vanity of romance in art. Gilbert and Sullivan deliver earnest characters with strong views in absurdist situations. This is a unique narrative that fits a bold story in a two-act structure. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride is both modern and readable.
Ballads of a Bohemian is a collection of poems tied together by the narration of the "author" Stephen Poore. The poems speak of bohemian life in Paris before the war, his experiences during World War I and its aftermath. (Summary by Kristin Hughes)
Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Rebecca, Merlin) stars as troubled newly wed Bella Manningham in this brand new full cast audio production of the classic thriller Gaslight. Despite seemingly having every advantage and an outwardly doting husband, Bella is being driven slowly mad... but can the cause of her madness truly be her husband? What is the dark, terrible, secret lurking in his past, and where does he disappear to each evening? Left alone in her dingy parlour with the gaslight periodically dimming and the shadows surrounding her, is Bella really going insane? Does Police detective Rough hold all the answers? Will anybody be able to save her from her darkened fate...Other cast members include Sean Connolly as Jack, Helen Oakleigh as Nancy, Rosemary Smith as Elizabeth and Terry Molloy (The Archers, Doctor Who) as Inspector Rough. Written in 1938, and memorably filmed in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight is a classic thriller, and a geniunely tense study of the power of good and evil...
In his second collection of poetry (the first 77 Love Sonnets) Keillor writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.
Shakespeare was familiar with all beautiful forms and images, with all that is sweet or majestic in the simple aspects of nature and human life, of that indestructible love, and clear waters, and soft airs and sounds, and bright skies and woodland solitudes, and moon-light bowers. The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned. This collection of Shakespeare's love tales includes: 'Romeo and Juliet', 'King Lear' and 'Pericles'. These timeless stories are retold in modern English retaining all key elements of Shakespeare's original storyline, characters and wisdoms. Read in English, unabridged.
Scene 1. In London, Gloucester tells Henry that the Pope and others are anxious to end the bloody
conflict between England and France. He suggests that marriage to the daughter of King Charles’
kinsman, the Earl of Armagnac, would cement peace. Henry appoints Winchester to broker the
accord. Winchester privately reaffirms his determination to destroy Gloucester.
Scene 2. At Angiers, Charles learns that the divided English army has joined forces and is preparing
Scene 3. Pucelle, having been deserted by her magic spirits, is taken prisoner by York. Suffolk takes
as prisoner Reignier’s daughter Margaret. He is enchanted by her but, being married himself,
organizes a match with King Henry.
Scene 4. Joan is to be burnt as a witch. She angrily disowns a shepherd claiming to be her father,
insisting that she is descended from kings. Despite her statement that she is pregnant, York is
unrelenting, and she goes to the flames. Winchester arrives to negotiate peace but York is appalled
that so much slaughter should end in “effeminate peace.” Charles agrees to swear fealty to Henry.
Scene 5. In London, Henry is dazzled by Suffolk’s account of Margaret. He resolves to marry her,
despite Gloucester’s reminder that he is already betrothed to Armagnac’s daughter. Suffolk is
exultant: “I will rule both her, the king, and realm.”
A story of a young woman in love and the sacrifices she makes in order to save a man's life when he is accused of murder. Has she gone too far and risked too much? Will she ever find happiness again, or is she destined to live a life of secrecy? (Summary by Michele Eaton)Cast:Narrator: Michele EatonRandall Vaughan: Ernst PattynamaHyacinth Vaughan: Amanda FridayMillicent Holte: Amanda FridayLady Vaughan: CaprishaPageClare Brandon (Vaughan): Lynne ThompsonClaude Lennox: Hans-Christian EickSir Arthur Vaughan: Algy PugAnna Barratt: ElleyKatMary Pincott (Lady Vaughan's Maid): Roseanne SchmidtColonel Lennox (Uncle of Claude): tovarischAdrian Darcy: Max KörlingeLord Chandon: Max KörlingeHousemaid: Etel BussBoy at Station: Bill BoerstPorter: Bill BoerstTrain Porter: tovarischFellow Traveller: tovarischMr Landon: tovarischSergeant Burton: Larry WilsonJudge: Steve CUsher: Steve CProsecution: tovarischWoman in Court: Libby GohnMan in Court: Kristin GjerløwMother of Claude: Marmalade HannaHairdresser: Marmalade HannaCourt Officer: tovarischDr Robert Chalmers: balaMaid to Dr Chalmers: Elizabeth KlettMrs Chalmers (Dr Chalmers Mother): RapunzelinaLady Dartelle: Victoria PMary King (Maid): Elizabeth KlettSir Aubrey Dartelle: Steve CVeronica Dartelle: Charlotte DuckettMildred Dartelle: ElleyKatClara Dartelle: Anastasiia SolokhaFootman: tovarischGustave (Valet to Lord Chandon): tovarischKate Mansfield: Elizabeth RamseyDr Ewald: &l
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