Misalliance

Letto da: full cast
Durata: 1 ora e 48 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaw's keen wit.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Tom Beyer as Bentley Summerhays
Joy Gregory as Hypatia
Roger Rees as Lord Summerhays
Serena Scott Thomas as Lina Szczepanowska
W. Morgan Sheppard as Mr. Tarleton
Eric Stoltz as Johnny Tarleton
Victoria Tennant as Mrs. Tarleton
Tegan West as Joey Percival
Douglas Weston as Guner/Julius Baker
(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary
  • 04/03/2008

fun

Well done. This is less heavy-handed in its social commentary than much Shaw. The send-ups are funny. The audio is very well done and helps you visualize the play and the characters.

Not serious in many ways (kind of like Wilde in being very clever about serious subjects). Women's rights, social climbing and privilege, the self-righteousness of the lower classes, masculinity, and several other still-current stereotypes are sent up in this sliver of a plot.

Several friends who often differ in their tastes have listened to my copy with me, and all were delighted.

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