The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode


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The Funeral: or, Grief à-la-Mode, a Comedy, was written in the summer of 1701, and given to Christopher Rich, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in October. Soon afterwards it was acted, and it was published by Jacob Tonson between December 18 and 20, with the date 1702 on the title-page. The music to the songs, by William Croft, appeared between December 16 and 18. [] The play was revived occasionally in most of the years between 1703 and 1734, and from time to time during the following half-century, the last date, apparently, being April 17, 1799. The plot is entirely original. Summary by G.A. Aitken

Cast list:
Lord Brumpton: ToddHW
Lord Hardy, Son to Lord Brumpton, in love with Lady Sharlot: Rob Marland
Mr. Campley, in love with Lady Harriot: Tomas Peter
Mr. Trusty, Steward to Lord Brumpton: Campbell Schelp
Cabinet: Son of the Exiles
Mr. Sable, an Undertaker: Availle
Puzzle, a Lawyer: Leanne Yau
Trim, Servant to Lord Hardy: Joseph Tabler
Tom, the Lawyer's Clerk: alanmapstone
Lady Brumpton, Widow: Beth Thomas
Lady Sharlot, Orphan, left in ward to Lord Brumpton: Devorah Allen
Lady Harriot, Her Sister, left in ward to Lord Brumpton: Foon
Mademoiselle d'Epingle: thestorygirl
Tattleaid, Lady Brumpton's Woman: Sonia
Mrs. Fardingale: TJ Burns
Kate Matchlock: Carol Pelster
Servant: Kay
First Lady: Bhavya
Second Lady: SaraHale
Third Lady: Eva Davis
Fourth Lady: Crln Yldz Ksr
Fifth Lady: Leanne Yau
Woman: Bhavya
Boy: Nemo
Gravedigger: Eva Davis
Jemmie Bowin (Singer): alanmapstone
Pate (Singer): Sandra Schmit
Bumpkin (Soldier): pmstrahm
Clump (Soldier): Leanne Yau
Matchlock (Soldier): Leanne Yau
Ragg (Soldier): MrRogers
Tatter (Soldier): Treefairy
First Soldier: MajorToast
Second Soldier: Sandra Schmit
Stage Directions: Chris Cartwright
Edited by: ToddHW
(2 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Act 1 45:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 40:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 25:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 23:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 39:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers