The Bores

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(4 stars; 1 reviews)

Moliere: "Never was any Dramatic performance so hurried as this; and it is a thing, I believe, quite new, to have a comedy planned, finished, got up, and played in a fortnight. I do not say this to boast of an impromptu, or to pretend to any reputation on that account: but only to prevent certain people, who might object that I have not introduced here all the species of Bores who are to be found. I know that the number of them is great, both at the Court and in the City, and that, without episodes, I might have composed a comedy of five acts and still have had matter to spare."

So with that, who needs a plot? - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Naiad: Leanne Yau
Eraste, in love with Orphise: Tomas Peter
Damis, guardian to Orphise: Rob Board
Lisandre, a bore: Son of the Exiles
Alcandre, a bore: Sandra Schmit
Alcippe, a bore: alanmapstone
Dorante, a bore: Nemo
Caritides, a bore: Larry Wilson
Ormin, a bore: Roger Melin
Filinte, a bore: gawoozle
La Montagne, servant to Eraste: ToddHW
L'Epine, servant to Damis: Chuck Williamson
La Riviere: Joseph Tabler
Orphise, in love with Eraste: TJ Burns
Orante, a female bore: Sonia
Climene, a female bore: Eva Davis
Stage Directions: April Walters
Edited by: ToddHW (1 hr 7 min)


Act 1 26:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 23:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 17:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Early work

(4 stars)

This is Moliere before he became Moliere. The characterization of the bores is pretty funny, but the intricate plotting of his later works is absent. The voice cast does a commendable job.