Widowers' Houses

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, not to entertain their audiences—as traditional Victorian theatre was expected to—but to raise awareness of social problems and to censure exploitation of the laboring class by the unproductive rich. In this play, Dr. Harry Trench becomes disillusioned when he discovers how his fiancee's father, Mr. Sartorius, makes his money. However, it is soon revealed that Trench's own income is far from untainted. (Summary by wildemoose and Wikipedia)

Dr. Harry Trench: engineerdst
Mr. William de Burgh Cokane: David Goldfarb
Mr. Sartorius: Drakaunus
Blanche Sartorius: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr. Lickcheese: Algy Pug
Waiter: bala
Porter: David Olson
Parlour Maid/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

Genre(s): Romance, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:41:35
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:43:53
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:33:43