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Two bold, authentic dramas exploring D.H. Lawrence's extraordinarily modern view of sexuality Daring, transgressive and controversial, D.H. Lawrence scandalized the literary world with his frank descriptions of sex and desire. He was censored by his own publisher for being too explicit, and several of his most famous works were banned under the Obscene Publications Act. But for Lawrence, a self-described 'priest of love', passion was the stuff of life - and these two dynamic reimaginings celebrate him at his most fearless, pushing the boundaries of sexuality at the dawn of the 20th Century. The Rainbow is seen through the eyes of Ursula Brangwen, and spans three generations of her family from 1840 to 1905. Unsatisfied with the limited choices open to women, Ursula delves into the histories of her mother, Anna, and grandmother Lydia, in an attempt to find a path to follow as she grapples with the forces of passion and desire. From her first crush to an illicit same-sex love affair, we follow Ursula on her journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery. In Women in Love, Ursula's younger sister, Gudrun, comes into equal focus, as she and Ursula search for happiness and fulfilment in the Midlands mining town of Beldover. Gudrun, an artist, embarks on an affair with coalmine owner Gerald Crich; while schoolteacher Ursula falls in love with his friend, school inspector Rupert Birkin. But while Ursula and Rupert grow closer, Gudrun and Gerald's relationship is threatened by Gerald's inability to express his emotions - and his tangled feelings for Rupert... Cassie Bradley stars as Ursula and Katie Redford as Gudrun in these stunning linked dramas about the complexity of human love. Cast and credits Written by D.H. Lawrence The Rainbow Ursula - Cassie Bradley Tom - Karl Collins Lydia - Aneta Piotrowska Young Ursula - Florence Hunt Anna - Rosalie Craig Young Anna - Lauren Tanner Will - Lee Ingleby Anton - Nico Mirallegro Winifred - Tala Gouveia Harby - Graeme Hawley Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths Directed by Nadia Molinari A BBC Audio Drama North Production With thanks to the Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 20-27 June 2021 Women in Love Ursula - Cassie Bradley Gudrun - Katie Redford Rupert - Alexander Arnold Gerald - James Cooney Hermione - Emily Pithon Diana/Pussum - Verity Henry Julius - Rupert Hill Hermione - Emily Pithon Loerke - Ashley Margolis Dramatised by Ian Kershaw Directed by Gary Brown A BBC Audio Drama North Production With thanks to the Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli First broadcast BBC Radio 4,4-11 July 2021 © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.Show more
Women in Love (1920) is a novel by English author D. H. Lawrence. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula Brangwen and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an intense psychological and physical attraction between Gerald and Rupert. The novel ranges over the whole of British society before the time of the First World War and eventually concludes in the snows of the Tyrolean Alps. Ursula's character draws on Lawrence's wife Frieda and Gudrun's on Katherine Mansfield, while Rupert Birkin's has elements of Lawrence himself, and Gerald Crich is partly based on Mansfield's husband, John Middleton Murry. Produced by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Garret Giuliano ©2021 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) 2021 Eden Garret Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller 'Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney' and 'Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison'. Dasa can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over seven hundred original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture. He is also a well-known movie actor.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This collection brings together the best British writing of the 20th century, narrated by a trio of beloved voices from the stage and screen. From the ghost stories of M.R. James to the intensity of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, as well as the intrigue of Joseph Conrad’s spy thriller, The Secret Agent, these enthralling modern classics will delight every listener. These classic stories are read by The Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith; legendary Shakespearean actor, Sir Michael Hordern; and Sir Ian McKellen. This collection includes: • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, read by Tim Pigott-Smith • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, read by Sir Ian McKellen • Ghost Stories by M. R. James, read by Sir Michael HordernShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Provocative and sensual, this is the story of one man torn between the love for his mother and his desire for two very different women. Sons and Lovers is a compelling exploration of sexual awakening and the clash of generations set in a Nottinghamshire mining town. Beloved and acclaimed star of screen and stage Sir Ian McKellen provides a thrilling reading, capturing the freshness and intensity of DH Lawrence’s writing.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. What was it like to love, live, and rebel in Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? These beloved British novels offer three dramatically different, but universally recognisable, experiences. Read by three luminaries of the stage and screen: Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, and Sir John Gielgud. Feel the pang of awakened desire, the ache of loneliness, and the sting of trouble up ahead, in three stories that continue to hold great resonance for the twenty-first century listener. This collection includes: • Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Dame Judi Dench • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, read by Sir Ian McKellen • Bleak House by Charles Dickens, read by Sir John GielgudShow more
Widely considered to be D. H. Lawrence’s finest novel, Women in Love shows this classic author at his provocative best It is the early twentieth century, and the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula, live in a coal-mining town in the Midlands of England. Ursula, a teacher, and Gudrun, an artist, are on a quest for happiness and intellectual fulfillment when they meet Rupert and Gerald. Rupert is decidedly attractive, and Ursula gravitates toward him immediately; Gerald is good looking and wealthy, and his friendship with Gudrun soon becomes something more. The four bond deeply through life’s tragedies and joys, and periods of alternating intense passion and strife. They move in and out of one another’s minds, lives, and beds in unexpected ways. Suffused with a sense of deep and compelling humanity, Women in Love is widely considered to be Lawrence’s greatest achievement—an exploration of love and sexuality in all its varied, beautiful, and devastating forms.Show more
This is the annotated version of the original Book. We had tried to annotate this Book by adding a summary of about 34,500 (approx.) words which consist of 50% to 60% of the original Book at the end of the Book A momentous book in the field of psychoanalysis where Lawrence discusses his opinions about various aspects of life. Making it clear that he is neither a 'scientist' nor a 'scholar,' he writes that he found support for his views in various theories and philosophies. We had bifurcated the original Book and Summary. We are giving this book at very high discount approximate (50% to 60% off) Categories: Non-Fiction, Human Science, Psychology, Human SexualityShow more
Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow, and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Produced by Devin Lawrence in San Diego, California Edited by Macc Kay in Bangkok Production executive Avalon Giuliano in London ICON Intern Eden Giuliano in Delhi Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Icon Audio Arts (P) 2020 Icon Audio Arts LLC Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty five internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. In addition, he can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over seven hundred original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture. He is also a well known movie actor.Show more
D. H. Lawrence portrays human relationships-both tender and cruel-and the destructive effects of war in three classic novellas. In The Fox, two young women living on a small farm during the First World War find their solitary life interrupted. As a fox preys on their poultry, a human predator plans to prey on the women. The Captain's Doll explores the complex and intimate relationship between a German countess and a married Scottish soldier in occupied Germany, while in The Ladybird a wounded German prisoner of war has a disturbing and profound influence on the Englishwoman who visits him in the hospital.Show more
Os guias para compreender as mulheres para os homens estão todos muito bem, mas os homens não são o mais simples dos animais e também se esforçam por ser compreendidos por detrás da sua aparência de bravata machista. Estas 100 citações, muitas vezes bem humoradas, sempre marcantes, têm como objectivo desmantelar a mascarada masculina, ajudá-lo a compreender finalmente este bando enigmático, e polvilhar a sua conversa com humor, uma vez que tenha decidido o que gostaria de fazer delas.Show more
A grande filosofia não tem de ser aborrecida. As mentes mais profundas também podem ser as mais espirituosas, e estas 100 citações brilham uma luz reveladora sobre o humor dos melhores filósofos. Seleccionámos para si as citações mais interessantes sobre filosofia, tendo as suas próprias figuras maiores revelado o seu lado humorístico: Nietzsche, Spinoza, Sócrates, Platão, e também Gilles Deleuze, Beethoven, Oscar Wilde, Albert Camus e muitos outros. Quem aprende a pensar por si próprio também aprenderá a não se levar demasiado a sério; e as maiores mentes são também as mais engraçadas.Show more
'NBC University Theater' initially started in Chicago with a remit to bring adaptations of classic novels, usually Anglo-American, to a radio audience. Additionally, if listeners signed up they received college credit to a radio-assisted correspondence course. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents. In its later years it also included short stories and plays and went on to win the distinguished Peabody award.Unlike many other radio shows University Theatre did not pursue the glamourous stars for its productions but instead relied on excellent distillations of the novels and first class acting alongside high production values.But now its time to enjoy these timeless novels. Let's begin.Show more
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