The Man of Destiny
by George Bernard Shaw
Presented by The Online Stage
Fresh off his victory at The Battle of Lodi, Napoleon is planning to enjoy his lunch when a lieutenant arrives with the bad news that the dispatches he had been carrying were stolen. Infuriated, Napoleon threatens him with being court-martialed unless he can recover them. A woman appears who claims to know about the theft. Unconvinced of her story, Napoleon and the woman enter into a battle of wits in true Shaw style. Will the conqueror of worlds end up conquered by a woman?
Napoleon: Rob Goll
The Strange Lady: Amanda Friday
Lieutenant: David Shears
Giuseppe: Graham Scott
Narrator: Anna Grace
Audio edited by Amanda Friday
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- Gurbir Singh
Not only a battle of wits, but also a true show of valour
Extremely witty especially the innkeeper Giuseppe. I laughed out loud when he says of the lieutenant to Napoleon, ‘Make him a General and everything he says will be right!’. He’s witty like William Shakespeare’s Fool in King Lear— Give me an egg and I will give you true crowns!
I loved listening to the play.