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Publisher Description

Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw: Presented by The Online Stage. 

In Biography for Beginners, a collection of sarcastic quatrains about various celebrities, Edmund Clerihew Bentley wrote: 

Mr Bernard Shaw

Was just setting out for the war,

When he heard it was a dangerous trade

And demonstrably underpaid. 

This rather unkind stanza is illustrative of Shaw's convenient pacifism, which forms the major theme of this play. For Shaw, war was an anachronistic form of barbarism - in his view, people ought to be able to resolve their differences through intelligent and spirited discourse. 

The action of the play, which occurs during a conflict on the Balkans, is initiated by the discovery by Raina, the daughter of an military officer, of a man who has taken refuge in her bedroom. Unfortunately, the man belongs to the opposing army. How will she deal with a notional enemy who behaves with such quixotic courtesy? 

Cast 

Narrator - Noel Badrian

Captain Bluntschli - Rob Goll

Major Petkoff - Peter Tucker

Officer/ Major Sergius Saranoff - Jeff Moon

Catherine Petkoff - Sarah Mitchell

Nicola - Craig Franklin

Raina Petkoff - Amanda Friday

Louka - Anna Grace  

Audio edited by Denis Daly

GENRE
Drama & Poetry
NARRATOR
Noel Badrian, Rob Goll, Jeff Moon, Sarah Mitchell, Craig Franklin, Amanda Friday, Anna Grace
LENGTH
02:22
hr min
RELEASED
2019
December 12
PUBLISHER
Spoken Realms
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
123
MB