Princess of Elis

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In the month of May 1664, Louis XIV entertained the Queen-mother, Anne of Austria, and his own wife , Maria Theresa, with a brilliant and sumptuous fete at Versailles.... The second day was distinguished by the representation of The Pricess of Elis [by Moliere].... The Princess of Elis, a comedy-ballet, was intended to represent the struggle between the affections of the male and female sex, a struggle in which victory often remains with the one who seems the furthest from obtaining it.... The author's natural flow of wit and humor was checked by the necessity of accommodating himself to the conventionalities of courtly propriety. - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Iphitas, father to the Princess of Elis: Alan Mapstone
Euryalus, Prince of Ithaca: Kurt
Aristomenes, Prince of Messena: Tomas Peter
Theocles, Prince of Pylos: Algy Pug
Arbates, Governor to the Prince of Ithaca: Alan Mapstone
Lycas, attendant on Iphitas: Jim Locke
Moron, the Princess's Fool: ToddHW
The Princess of Elis: Availle
Aglanta, cousin to the Princess: Lydia
Cynthia, cousin to the Princess: Eva Davis
Phillis, attendant on the Princess: Sonia
Aurora: Katharina Glowalla
Lyciscas, a huntsman: Andrew James
First Musician: Eva Davis
Second Musician: Devorah Allen
Third Musician: Jim Locke
First Whippers-In: Nemo
Second Whippers-In: Alan Mapstone
Third Whippers-In: Jim Locke
Satyr: Nemo
Tircis: Alan Mapstone
Climene: TriciaG
Shepherd: Alan Mapstone
Shepherdess: Devorah Allen
Stage Directions: Adrian Stephens
Editing: ToddHW (1 hr 40 min)


1st Interlude and Act 1 32:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
2nd Interlude and Act 2 20:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
3rd Interlude and Act 3 16:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
4th Interlude and Act 4 16:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
5th Interlude and Act 5 and 6th Interlude 14:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers