David Schwimmer adapted this gritty 1906 novel to a stage performance in 1990 with an ending that may surprise those familiar with Sinclair's classic. The audio recording of the Looking Glass Theatre's performance features showy, impressionistic, and exaggerated acting reinforcing an unpolished effort. Bold sound effects and structure convey, mostly successfully, Sinclair's story and basic sense. Some scenes, true to the book, are well acted and emotionally powerful, but the production was designed for the stage, and the audiobook listener is clearly missing visual displays and action. The audience reacts, but the listener is left out. W.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. L.A. Theatre Works 2020
CD ISBN 9781682661376 $29.99 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781682661383 $4.99
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