The Swan Song

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(4.6 stars; 29 reviews)

In 'The Swan Song' an aging actor reminisces about his life and the parts he's played. The piece takes a tragic look at ambition and the sacrifices that must be made in order to succeed. Chekhov’s ability to capture and explore human nature and experience is showcased here. (Summary by Lucy Perry)

VASILI SVIETLOVIDOFF, a comedian, 68 years old - Peter Yearsley
NIKITA IVANITCH, a prompter, an old man - Phillippa
Narrated by Lucy Perry

Audio edited by Peter Yearsley (0 hr 18 min)


The Swan Song 18:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Enjoyed listening

(4 stars)

Both parts especially the male character's voicing was truly harmonious with the text and the role. Thank you.