Genre

BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3

Synopsis

What happens if an Englishman, decent enough in private, shuts his eyes and conscience to the monstrous abuses of the poor by slum landlords, especially if the remedy might affect his own financial security? The theme has resonated down the years.

Written Widower's Houses 1892 it became an immediate success and remains astonishingly relevant in the present property investment world. Funny, observant, incisive in examining moral dilemmas and business ethics.
Slum-landlords - a comedy? Shaw was already turning the tradition of Victorian drama on its head, understanding that social and political points are best made via human comedy

Dan's role

Harry Trench

Broadcast date

July 3rd 2011 20:00

Links

BBC Radio 3

News Reviews & Media Post date
Drama on 3: Widowers' Houses 24/06/2011

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