Magic: A Fantastic Comedy

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(4.2 stars; 19 reviews)

George Bernard Shaw goaded the already successful essayist and novelist Chesterton into trying his hand at a play, with this 1913 result. The play examines the powers and mysteries of faith, belief, religion, and of course, magic - a mixture that should be familiar from many of his Father Brown stories. The play's success convinced him to write a couple of other later plays. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
The Duke: Anthony
Doctor Grimthorpe: Ryyla Alder
The Rev. Cyril Smith: TriciaG
Morris Carleon : Brett W. Downey
Hastings, the Duke's Secretary : ToddHW
The Stranger / Conjurer : Kristin Gjerløw
Patricia Carleon : Beth Thomas
Stage Directions : Haili

Edited By:  ToddHW
Coordinated By:  ToddHW (1 hr 24 min)


Act 1 27:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 33:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 24:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


no good

(0.5 stars)

women doing men,s parts doesn't ever work. this was awful

(4 stars)

neat little play. does get you thinking . well done

(5 stars)

Great story with an unexpected twist at the end!