The Rivals (with audio)
Enhanced Edition with Full Cast Audio Performance
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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Enhanced ebook edition of The Rivals featuring a full cast audio performance of the play, starring Lloyd Owen as Captain Jack Absolute and Lucy Davis as Lydia Languish.
Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia’s obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly – and he is only one of Lydia’s many suitors. The Rivals was Sheridan’s first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today.
The ebook also features an interview with Linda Kelly, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life.
By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors.
Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring:
Lloyd Owen as Captain Jack Absolute
Lucy Davis as Lydia Languish
Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Malaprop
Kenneth Danziger as Thomas
Neil Dickson as David
Sarah Drew as Julia
Julian Holloway as Sir Lucius O’Trigger
Christopher Neame as Sir Anthony Absolute
Moira Quirk as Lucy
Alan Shearman as F*g
Simon Templeman as Bob Acres
Matthew Wolf as Faulkland.
Directed by Martin Jarvis for L.A. Theatre Works.
Lead funding for this production, and its presentation as an enhanced ebook, is generously provided by The Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
- Category: Theatre
- Published: 01 April 2012
- Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
- Print Length: 300 Pages
- Language: English