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Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that takes place in 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Raina Petkoff is engaged to the gallant Sergius Saranoff, hero of the recent Bulgarian victory over the Serbs. But she is distracted by the abrupt arrival of Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary who fought for the Serbian army. He takes refuge in her bedroom after the battle and although he is initially threatening, reveals that he carries chocolate creams instead of bullets. Will Raina marry the posturing Sergius or the chocolate cream soldier? Extra intrigue is provided by saucy servant girl Louka, her dour fiance Nicola, and Raina's hand-wringing parents. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)Cast (in order of speaking):Narrator: AvailleCatherine Petkoff: Karen SavageRaina Petkoff: Elizabeth KlettLouka: Arielle LipshawCaptain Bluntschli: mbOfficer: David LawrenceNicola: Barry EadsMajor Petkoff: Robert KeiperSergius Saranoff: Mark F. SmithAudio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Arms and the Man by SHAW, George Bernard LibriVox

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Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that takes place in 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Raina Petkoff is engaged to the gallant Sergius Saranoff, hero of the recent Bulgarian victory over the Serbs. But she is distracted by the abrupt arrival of Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary who fought for the Serbian army. He takes refuge in her bedroom after the battle and although he is initially threatening, reveals that he carries chocolate creams instead of bullets. Will Raina marry the posturing Sergius or the chocolate cream soldier? Extra intrigue is provided by saucy servant girl Louka, her dour fiance Nicola, and Raina's hand-wringing parents. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)Cast (in order of speaking):Narrator: AvailleCatherine Petkoff: Karen SavageRaina Petkoff: Elizabeth KlettLouka: Arielle LipshawCaptain Bluntschli: mbOfficer: David LawrenceNicola: Barry EadsMajor Petkoff: Robert KeiperSergius Saranoff: Mark F. SmithAudio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

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    • 44 min
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    • 45 min
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    • 58 min

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