Man and Superman

  • by George Bernard Shaw
  • Narrated by Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, Paul Merton, Peter Hall
  • 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Programme on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization.
'A comedy and a philosophy', Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme, and using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman.
Boasting an outstanding cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Judi Dench, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, and Paul Merton, this release includes an exclusive interview with director Sir Peter Hall.

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Very entertaining and intelligent

If you could sum up Man and Superman in three words, what would they be?

Superior, yet in love.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Tanner.


Which scene was your favorite?

Chapters 8, 9 & 10: specific to the superman idea and conflict.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Listening to the Tanner character (magnificiently narrated by Ralph Fiennes).


Any additional comments?

Repeated the Jack Tanner's narration repeatedly to better understand the character.

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- Paul H Aube

A good time is guaranteed with this play

A wonderful performance by the actors especially Ralph Fiennes. Such a great masterpiece. Highly recommended.
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- Essam Shabana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited