The Woman in White

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April 2008



Now a successful new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, "The Woman in White" is one of the most eerily thrilling melodramas of the Victorian age. This gripping dramatization of Collins's gothic tale of love, greed, and insanity opens in a London courtroom, where the main characters are testifying about the mysterious death of heiress Laura Fairlie. 3 CDs.


Glen McCready takes on Walter Hartright's narrative, and his troubled, slightly vulnerable-sounding tone underscores that this particular drawing master may not be quite man enough to tackle the devious Count Fosco. For that, the story calls on Marian Halcombe, companion to Laura Fairlie -- the intended victim of Fosco's ally, the odious Sir Percival Glyde. As Halcombe, Rachel Bavidge makes her native Tyneside accent a token of that admirable woman's clear-eyed shrewdness and strength. Hugh Dickson reads the solicitor's account and also that of the self-centered, hypochondriacal Frederic Fairlie, upon whose voice he confers a most glorious querulousness. Other parts are beautifully narrated by Marie Collett and Teresa Gallagher. And finally, Allan Corduner is the definitive Fosco, his voice resounding with the timbre of vainglory and projecting all the menace that is so terrifyingly incarnate in the Count's vast frame. - Katherine A Powers, Waashington Post Written in 1859, this classic mystery is perfect for audio. Impoverished art teacher Walter Hartright accepts a position to teach at a country house and finds himself involved in a sinister plot to relieve heiress Laura Fairlie of her wealth-and her sanity. The tireless efforts of stalwart Hartright and Laura's half sister, Marian Holcombe, help save the day. Each of 11 characters, easily identified in a handy cast list, tells his or her story, offering individual perspectives on people and events. The seasoned British actors in this full-cast production play the suspense and emotion to the hilt. Particularly fine are Rachel Bavidge as Marian Holcombe, a warmhearted woman of vast intelligence but no beauty, and Allan Corduner as Fosco, whose mask of geniality hides his true menace. Although it takes a while to fall into the story, this is an excellent rendition of a classic tale, old-fashioned storytelling at its best. - Joyce Saricks, Booklist
EAN: 9789626348635
ISBN: 9626348631
Untertitel: Abridged ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Naxos AudioBooks
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Format: CD's
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