TURN-ONS AND TURN-OFFS IN CURRENT HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES : Excellent Good Fair Poor : AUDIOCASSETTES

"The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone." Listen for Pleasure. People who think audiocassettes of actors reading condensed versions are a poor substitute for reading or even a movie version are missing some wonderful, unique experiences. When the condensations and readings show as much care as is demonstrated on this two-tape, two-hour version of Tennessee Williams' first novel (one of the only two ever published and by far the one that carries much the same weight of feeling as his best plays), they are like marvelous one-man/woman shows. Shirley Knight tells this story of an aging actress and her Italian gigolo in a manner that enhances the poetry of the work and evokes the dignity of Mrs. Stone as much as it does her sadness. Information: (800) 843-8404.

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