The London Prodigal


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Published in 1605 with the title: "The London Prodigall. As it was plaide by the Kings Maiesties servants. By William Shakespeare, London." And included in the 3rd and 4th Shakespeare folios.

But Tucker Brooke, author of The Shakespeare Apocrypha (available separately here at Librivox) says "any theory which supports the play's authenticity may safely be branded as utterly untenable.... Shakespeare's catholicity and psychological insight are conspicuously absent, and every principle of his dramatic morality is outraged in the treatment of the Prodigal's career."
- Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

M. Flowerdale (Senior), a Merchant trading at Venice: HelloCentral

Matthew Flowerdale, his Prodigal Son: Greg Giordano

M. Flowerdale (Junior), Brother to the Merchant: ToddHW

Sir Lancelot Spurcock, of Lewsome in Kent: Ron Altman

Frances, Daughter to Sir Lancelot Spurcock: Therese Lindholm

Lucy, Daughter to Sir Lancelot Spurcock: Anna Maria

Delia, Daughter to Sir Lancelot Spurcock: Sonia

Daffodil, Servant to Sir Lancelot Spurcock: Jenn Broda

Artichoke, Servant to Sir Lancelot Spurcock, Acts 1 and 2: Bethany Baldwin

Artichoke, Servant to Sir Lancelot Spurcock, Acts 4 and 5: VocalPenguin

Sir Arthur Greenshood, a Commander, in love with Lucy: inarvi

Oliver, a Devonshire Clothier, in love with Lucy: Mike Manolakes

Weathercock, a Parasite to Sir Lancelot Spurcock: Alan Mapstone

Tom Civet, in love with Frances: Tomas Peter

Ralph, a cheating Gamester: Clarence

Ruffian, a Pander to Mistress Apricot, a Bawd: Tomas Peter

A Citizen: MoonLylith

Citizen's Wife: Yuqing

Drawer: MoonLylith

Soldier: Tomas Peter

Stage Directions: James R. Hedrick

Editing: ToddHW

(2 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Act 1 28:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 25:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 33:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 15:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 26:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers