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Arms And The Man

Arms And The Man - George Bernard Shaw

bookshelves: spring-2010, play-dramatisation, war, victorian, classic, published-1894

Recommended for: Radio 3 listeners
Read on March 28, 2010

 

 Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw
with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David Timson

It is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war.

Raina Petkoff is convinced her fiancé Major Sergius Saranoff will glorify himself in the war and become her hero - but after a dramatic encounter with a down-to-earth Serbian officer who hides in her room, she is brought face to face with the mundane truth about the conflict rather than its glories. The ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism are all entertainingly explored in this rare romantic comedy by one of our most acerbic writers.

ARMS AND THE MAN by Bernard Shaw
CAST LIST:
CAPTAIN BLUNTSCHLI Rory Kinnear
RAINA PETKOFFLydia Leonard
MAJOR SERGIUS SARANOFF Tom Mison
MAJOR PETKOFFHugh Ross
CATHERINE PETKOFF Frances Jeater
NICOLAGlen McCready
LOUKA Jo Herbert
MAJOR PLECHANOFFRoger May
DirectorDavid Timson
Technical DirectionNorman Goodman
ProducerNicolas Soames

An Ukemi Productions Ltd production for Radio 3.

Broadcast on:
BBC Radio 3, 8:00pm Sunday 21st March 2010
Duration:
120 minutes
Available until:
11:02pm Sunday 28th March 2010
Categories:
Drama, Classic & Period