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George Bernard Shaw

This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, not to entertain their audiences—as traditional Victorian theatre was expected to—but to raise awareness of social problems and to censure exploitation of the laboring class by the unproductive rich. In this play, Dr. Harry Trench becomes disillusioned when he discovers how his fiancee's father, Mr. Sartorius, makes his money. However, it is soon revealed that Trench's own income is far from untainted. (Summary by wildemoose and Wikipedia) Cast: Dr. Harry Trench: engineerdst Mr. William de Burgh Cokane: David Goldfarb Mr. Sartorius: Drakaunus Blanche Sartorius: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Lickcheese: Algy Pug Waiter: bala Porter: David Olson Parlour Maid/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, not to entertain their audiences—as traditional Victorian theatre was expected to—but to raise awareness of social problems and to censure exploitation of the laboring class by the unproductive rich. In this play, Dr. Harry Trench becomes disillusioned when he discovers how his fiancee's father, Mr. Sartorius, makes his money. However, it is soon revealed that Trench's own income is far from untainted. (Summary by wildemoose and Wikipedia) Cast: Dr. Harry Trench: engineerdst Mr. William de Burgh Cokane: David Goldfarb Mr. Sartorius: Drakaunus Blanche Sartorius: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Lickcheese: Algy Pug Waiter: bala Porter: David Olson Parlour Maid/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw
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This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, not to entertain their audiences—as traditional Victorian theatre was expected to—but to raise awareness of social problems and to censure exploitation of the laboring class by the unproductive rich. In this play, Dr. Harry Trench becomes disillusioned when he discovers how his fiancee's father, Mr. Sartorius, makes his money. However, it is soon revealed that Trench's own income is far from untainted. (Summary by wildemoose and Wikipedia) Cast: Dr. Harry Trench: engineerdst Mr. William de Burgh Cokane: David Goldfarb Mr. Sartorius: Drakaunus Blanche Sartorius: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Lickcheese: Algy Pug Waiter: bala Porter: David Olson Parlour Maid/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

1h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:44