The Skin Game

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(4 stars; 3 reviews)

A small play in three acts. A kind of comic tragedy. The plot tells the story of the interaction between two very different families in rural England just after the end of the First World War. Squire Hillcrist lives in the manor house where his family has lived for generations. He has a daughter, Jill, who is in her late teens; and a wife, Amy, as well as servants and retainers. He is "old money", although his finances are at a bit of low ebb. The other family is the "nouveau riche" Hornblowers, headed by the single-minded and rich industrialist Hornblower, who throws old retainers the Jackmans out of their home (much to the Squire's disgust), and who plans to surround the Hillcrist's rural estate with factories. (Summary by catrose and Wikipedia)

Hillcrist: Anthony
Amy, or Mrs H.: Amanda Friday
Jill: April Gonzales
Dawker: Charlotte Duckett
Hornblower: Delmar H. Dolbier
Charles: Chuck Williamson
Chloe: CaprishaPage
Rolf: Chris Marcellus
Fellows: Aidan Brack
Anna; Auctioneer: MJ Franck
Mr. Jackman: TriciaG
Mrs. Jackman: Jeannie Tirado
First Stranger: Kristingj
Second Stranger: Elizabeth Klett
Narrator: SallyMc

Editors: Charlotte Duckett & CaprishaPage (2 hr 27 min)


Act 1 47:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 58:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 41:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


too bad that daughter was unintelligible, but story was good.

(3 stars)