Tuesday, August 23, 2011

L.A. Theatre Works

Last week a patron asked us for audiobook recommendations, her only requirement being "good narration" and "no mysteries". The Agatha Raisin radio dramas came to mind, but they were mysteries and something you download from ListenNJ.com instead of checking out of the library. Then I remembered The History Boys, a play on CD that BHPL owns that I enjoyed listening to years ago. It turned out the patron grew up reading plays and was enthusiastic about listening to them.

Most of BHPL's plays on CD are by L.A. Theatre Works. These include:

Bunbury by Tom Jacobson
Bus Stop by William Inge
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by Herman Wouk
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Eleanor, Her Secret Journey by Rhoda Lerman
I Sent a Letter to My Love: a Musical
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller
Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney based on the novel by Ernest Gaines
Mary Stuart by Friedrich von Schiller
The Norman Conquests: a Trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
The Real Doctor Strangelove: based on the book by Peter Goodchild
The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff
Shakespeare's Greatest Hits: adapted by Barbara Gaines
Speed the Plow by David Mamet
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch
Tea at Five by Matthew Lombardo
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Work Song by Jeffrey Hatcher and Eric Simonson

They are shelved by the author's last name in the fiction audiobooks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently listened to The Norman Conquests. It is most amusing to listen to a scene that is mostly kissing and, knowing Norman, not being quite sure which characters are involved.