Listeners will begin to smile at the first sound of Walter Covell's delicious English accent. "The Canterville Ghost" is perhaps Oscar Wilde's most famous story, employing his knife-sharp wit, his keen observations, and his cunning commentary on society. Covell's performance holds its own with the best renditions of this story, including operas, plays, and films. His timing is perfect, and his portrayal of character is dynamic and reflective of the stories' imperious humor.
Over the years, there have been many adaptations of this story for movies, TV and even for the Opera.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
People who really, really enjoy 1930's black and white comedy films.
What was most disappointing about Oscar Wilde’s story?
It just wasn't funny.
Would you be willing to try another one of Walter Covell’s performances?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Canterville Ghost?
I'm just not that old.
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