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A View from the Bridge

Martin Jarvis directs Miller's award-winning 1955 drama, with a US cast including Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Melissa Benoist and Hector Elizondo.

Martin Jarvis directs Arthur Miller's 1955 award-winning masterpiece. Recorded in the US for Drama On 3. Alfred Molina won the BBC Drama Awards Best Actor accolade as Eddie Carbone. He leads an all-star American cast. Universal themes: family, guilt, loyalty, sexual attraction, jealousy - and love. A timeless reminder as immigrants from Syria, Eritrea, Libya currently seek new lives, new dreams. Here, it's the American one.
Setting. An Italian-American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York. 1950s.

Lawyer Alfieri (our narrator) confides to listeners there are cases where he can only watch as they run their bloody course.
Longshoreman Eddie Carbone lives with his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece, Catherine, in a Brooklyn tenement. He has a love of, almost an obsession with, 17 year-old Catherine. Beatrice's Italian cousins are being smuggled into the country. The family hide the illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho, while they work on the docks. Eddie's increasing suspicion and jealousy of Rodolpho's developing relationship with Catherine eventually leads to betrayal and a tragic confrontation.

Sound design: Wesley Dewberry and Mark Holden
A Jarvis & Ayres Production.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 May 2017 21:00


Role Contributor
Director Martin Jarvis
Eddie Carbone Alfred Molina
Alfieri Hector Elizondo
Beatrice Carbone Jane Kaczmarek
Catherine Melissa Benoist
Marco Reid Scott
Rodolpho Matthew Wolf
Louis Andre Sogliuzzo
Tony Andre Sogliuzzo
First Immigration Officer Andre Sogliuzzo
Mike Darren Richardson
Second Immigration Officer Darren Richardson
Producer Rosalind Ayres


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