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THE BROWNING VERSION
by Terence Rattigan | Read by Martin Jarvis, Steven Brand, Ian Ogilvy, Darren Richardson, Devon Sorvari, Kate Steele, Daniel Stewart

The exceptional Martin Jarvis projects sad intensity as an aloof yet emotionally wounded classics teacher who is being forced into retirement after 18 years at a (not so) posh English boarding school. His young wife, played with calculating verve by Kate Steele, has once again cheated on him. The haughty headmaster, a perfectly cast Ian Ogilvy, wants him out a day early. Only an unexpected gift from a student seems like a ray of hope, and even that may not be what it seems. In this performance recorded before a live audience, the entire cast digs deep to discover how subtle comments and the most everyday experiences can drive a man to the brink. A modern classic (1948) that paved the way for the works of Stoppard and Pinter. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine