Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway


(4.7 stars; 48 reviews)

Classic Serial: Mrs Dalloway By Virginia Woolf First broadcast: Sun 20th May 2012, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM Virginia Woolf's classic novel set on a single day in June. Dramatised by Michelene Wandor Episode 1: From Breakfast to Luncheon Lives interweave on the streets of London as Clarissa Dalloway makes her final preparations for an important party. Mrs Dalloway ..... Fenella Woolgar Richard ..... Sam Dale Septimus ..... Paul Ready Rezia ..... Susie Riddell Peter ..... Scott Handy Sally ..... Liza Sadovy Elizabeth ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan Lucy ..... Amaka Okafor Hugh ..... Patrick Brennan, Dr Holmes ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer, Miss Brush ..... Christine Absalom Miss Pym ..... Tracy Wiles Classic Serial: Mrs Dalloway First broadcast: Sun 27th May 2012, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Virginia Woolf Episode 2: From Afternoon to Nightfall Dramatised by Michelene Wandor As Clarissa Dalloway makes her final preparations for an important party, Septimus visits another doctor and becomes increasingly troubled.   Mrs Dalloway ..... Fenella Woolgar Richard ..... Sam Dale Septimus ..... Paul Ready Rezia ..... Susie Riddell Peter ..... Scott Handy Sally ..... Liza Sadovy Elizabeth ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan Lucy ..... Amaka Okafor Sir William ..... Patrick Brennan, Miss Kilman ..... Christine Absalom Dr Holmes ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer Directed by Marc Beeby.  It is 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, a successful hostess and wife of a politician, is giving a party. Life and death, sanity and insanity, memories of friendship, love and loss - all combine to fill the hours of this beautiful June day. Mrs Dalloway is one of Virginia Woolf's most approachable novels. It's apparently simple structure - taking place over a single day and dovetailing two very different stories - belies its rich textures and the complexity of its beautifully drawn characters. Clarissa Dalloway's party, the climax of the story, is eagerly awaited by all and resolves both stories with wisdom and poignancy. 

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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(5 stars)

This was an amazing recording of a great book