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If you know the plays, this is a decent collection.
While the performance is OK, Audible does have much better available as single plays for most. That said I like the collection in one audio format.
I found 'Dorian Grey' interpreted for stage interesting. The snips of interview and the the Theatre sounds of the audience did evoke the sense of a live production. If you like Theatre, then you will know that not all performances are world class and can be a bit forgiving.
My suggestion is to check through Audible's collection of Oscar Wilde and listen to a few samples before you decide on this. Especially so, if you are really only interested in one or two plays.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
This is a collection of five live performances of Oscar Wilde plays. All of these were wonderful. My favorites were Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest. The Picture of Dorian Gray was not really an Oscar Wilde play but an adaptation of the novel which used lines dialog from other Wilde plays, which was only disappointing because of just having heard the identical lines in the other, preceding plays. This was the best adaptation of Dorian Gray that I have either seen or heard. The performances are very good and the writing is both funny and engaging. This is one of the best collections of plays I have listened to.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
These are very entertaining stories with surprisingly progressive perspectives on issues that are just as relevant today.
What did you like best about this story?
Oscar Wilde is clever, witty and very entertaining in his transmission of strong moral adn ethical messages.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
These are acted performances with a cast of stellar actors who bring the plays to vivid life.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
In each of the plays there is a moment when I felt very moved with sympathy for the victims.
Any additional comments?
Of course, the stories are contrived, adn they are old, but I think they are well worth listening to and are very entertaining.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I love Oscar Wilde although disappointing to not have the full unedited copy. Well acted although one reading was by an OTT female.
It's amazing how the evil in Dorian Grey lives upto it's promise in modern times.