Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House

DVD - 2006
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On his Sussex estate Captain Shotover, an eccentric poet, retired seafarer and inventor, is reluctantly hosting a weekend house party for his two daughters and their bohemian friends.
Publisher: [New York] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
ISBN: 9781419830402
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak house


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Sep 11, 2017

The particular disc I had was catching and skipping every fifteen seconds which I tried to endure for 40 minutes, until I gave up on it. The bonus material, especially the first one I really enjoyed; it is witty and wise.

Jul 09, 2017

Incredibly boring, what?

May 25, 2015

The play itself is quite weird, but in the Extras there is a radio address Shaw gave to 6th form students on the BBC radio back in 1937 that so hilarious.

I tried to find the text online and came up with a Google book title, but it only lets you read the even numbered pages online.

I don't know if the other DVDs from this series give the same extra options on the menu, but be sure to listen to his talk advising the young on how to get on in life. It's a must hear!!!!

As to the play itself, it does keep you engaged trying to figure what is going on, but not my favorite.

I think the Captain is the only completely likable character in it. Perhaps because he has learned how to navigate life while the rest of the characters are completely adrift.


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