Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised by his guardian, Sir Hugo Mallinger, but knows nothing of his true origins. Deronda’s search leads him into the world of 19th-century Zionism, a discovery that will alter the course of his life.An original L.A. Theatre Works commission, adapted and directed by Kate McAll. Includes an audience talkback about George Eliot with Hilary Schor, Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Law at USC.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring:Edita Brychta as Mother, Madame von Langen and othersBarry Creyton as Sir Hugo Mallinger and Lord BrackenshawIfan Meredith as Daniel DerondaCerris Morgan-Moyer as Aunt Nancy and othersKimberley Nixon as Gwendolen HarlethDarren Richardson as Mordecai, Hans, and othersHelen Sadler as Mirah LapidothJulian Sands as Henleigh Mallinger GrandcourtAndré Sogliuzzo as Uncle Henry and othersWith Kate Burton as George Eliot/NarratorRecorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in March 2018.
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