Mademoiselle De Belle Isle

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(4.5 stars; 11 reviews)

"The refined and fashionable audiences who... used to applaud the play of Mademoiselle de Belle Isle… would, in all probability, have objected to an English version of Dumas' clever play, upon the score of its immorality. It is not for me to determine whether the aristocratic audiences at the St James Theater did not understand what they heard, or whether the French language has a special charm for rendering inoffensive what plain English fails to recommend." - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:

The Duke de Richelieu: Tomas Peter

The Duke D'Aumont: Craig Franklin

The Chevalier D'Auvray: Kurt

The Chevalier D'Aubigny: Jason in Panama

Chamillac: alanmapstone

The Abbe de Rosanne: ToddHW

The Marchioness de Valcour: Sonia

Mademoiselle Gabriella de Belle Isle: Devorah Allen

Mariette: Leanne Yau

Footman: Roger Melin

Servant: Owen Cook

Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit

Editor: ToddHW (2 hr 30 min)


Act 1 36:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 41:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 24:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 26:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 21:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers



(4.5 stars)

I can see why this play was well-received in England, if not it France. It's heart is the everso English trait of Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well.". The lead readers mostly did a fine job of acting. something not always found with pure readers. Thank you for the change of pace.