Adelphi: or, The Brothers

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"Micio and Demea are two brothers of dissimilar tempers. Demea is married, and lives a country life, while his brother remains single, and resides in Athens." Things quickly get a bit messy with hushed-up debauchery, kidnapping/elopement/theft of a slave, general carousing, and marriage nuptials - the usual for the day perhaps, except that: "The Play concludes with a serious warning from Demea, who advises his relatives not to squander their means in riotous living; but, on the contrary, to bear admonition and to submit to restraint in a spirit of moderation and thankfulness."
- Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Demea, Brother, aged Athenian: Max Körlinge
Micio, Brother, aged Athenian: Adam Bielka
Hegio, an aged Athenian, kinsman of Sostrata: Ethan Hurst
Æschinus, son of Demea, adopted by Micio: Tomas Peter
Ctesipho, another son of Demea: Shashank Jakhmola
Sannio, a Procurer: Son of the Exiles
Geta, servant of Sostrata: ToddHW
Parmeno, servant of Micio: Devorah Allen
Syrus, servant of Micio: alanmapstone
Dromo, servant of Micio: Devorah Allen
Pamphila, a young woman beloved by Æschinus: Lydia
Sostrata, a widow, mother of Pamphila: KHand
Canthara, a Nurse: Eva Davis
Stage Directions: Sonia
Edited: ToddHW (1 hr 47 min)


Act 1 14:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 18:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 22:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 26:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 25:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers