Candida


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 28 reviews)

Candida, a comedy by playwright George Bernard Shaw, was first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant. The central characters are clergyman James Morell, his wife Candida and a youthful poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who tries to win Candida's affections. The play questions Victorian notions of love and marriage, asking what a woman really desires from her husband. The cleric is a Fabian Socialist, allowing Shaw—himself a Fabian—to weave political issues, current at the time, into the story. (Summary from Wikipedia)


Cast:

Proserpine Garnett: Elizabeth Klett
James Morell: Peter Bishop
Alexander "Lexy" Mill: Martin Geeson
Burgess: Algy Pug
Candida: Arielle Lipshaw
Eugene Marchbanks: mb
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett (2 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Act 1 53:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Act 2 36:29 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Act 3 31:26 Read by mb

Reviews


(5 stars)

Simply wonderful! This year I have read 5 or 6 Shavian masterpieces. For me, this outshines them all! And what a splendid production this is. Thank you so much!

Excellent!


(5 stars)

Excellent story and dramatic reading by the volunteers.

Weakest of (brilliant) George Bernard Shaw's plays I've read.


(2 stars)

Delightful


(5 stars)

Very well acted by all players