Adrienne Lecouvreur

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This drama was written in 1848 for the great French tragedienne, Rachel, by Eugene Scribe and his writing partner, Ernest Legouve. Scribe is remembered for devising the compositional technique now known as the “well-made play” that dominated play-writing for most of the 19th century. This plot is loosely based on events in the life of the actress, Adrienne Lecouvreur of the Comédie-Française and the tragic outcome of her love affair with Maurice, Comte de Saxe
(Summary by Kelly Taylor)

Cast List

Maurice de Saxe Andrew Latheron
Prince de Bouillon Jake Malizia
Abbe de Chazeuil Alan Mapstone
Michonnet Adrian Stephens
Poisson Greg Giordano
Quinault James R. Hedrick
Servant David Purdy
Call-boy Jim Locke

Princess de Bouillon Wendy Katz Hiller
Duchess d’Aumont Matea Bracic
Marquise de Sancerre Michele Eaton
Countess de Beauveau Lynette Caulkins
Adrienne Lecouvreur Kelly S. Taylor
Mdlle. Jouvenot Joanna Michal Hoyt
Mdlle. Dangeville Rebecca Brown
Suzanne, the maid Jenn Broda

Stage Directions Tchaikovsky
(2 hr 27 min)


ACT I 32:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT II 40:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT III 26:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT IV 28:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT V 19:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers