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Tom Stoppard: Radio Plays (audio CDs)

Published Date:
July 2012
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
5 audio CDs set, running time: 332 minutes
Sir Tom Stoppard
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To celebrate Sir Tom Stoppard's 75th birthday in July 2012, the British Library, in partnership with the BBC, has released this compilation of his radio plays. One of the world’s most loved playwrights, Stoppard has also written for TV, radio and film, and is winner of one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The original BBC broadcasts of four of his most important radio plays are produced here as a 5 CD audio set. The plays, dating from 1967 to 1991, are: ‘Albert’s Bridge’, ‘Artist Descending a Staircase’, ‘The Dog It Was That Died’ and ‘In the Native State’. Actors include Peggy Ashcroft, John Hurt, Penelope Keith and Felicity Kendal.

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Albert's Bridge
In the Native State
The Dog it was that Died

`I hope this BBC/BL project reaches, if not millions, a very wide listenership, and that more recordings, from the authors and producers of the many more jewels in the archives, will be made available.` Peter M Lewis, Viewfinder
`Audiobooks, like radio, stimulate the imagination through the ear. Tom Stoppard first exercised his talents writing for Mrs Dale's Diary in the 1960s, then honed it in wonderful plays for radio. The four original broadcasts, three directed by John Tydeman, in Tom Stoppard: Radio Plays... use the medium to its utmost, creating moods and scenes that could not possibly be staged...` Christina Hardyment, The Times

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