Cynthia's Revels, or The Fountain of Self-Love

Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

"Cynthia's Revels," the second "comical satire," was acted in 1600, and, as a play, is even more lengthy, elaborate, and impossible than "Every Man Out of His Humour." Here personal satire seems to have absorbed everything, and while much of the caricature is admirable, especially in the detail of witty and trenchantly satirical dialogue, the central idea of a fountain of self-love is not very well carried out, and the persons revert at times to abstractions, the action to allegory. [Let's see if you agree!]
- Summary by Prof. Felix E. Schelling


Cast list:
Cynthia: Devorah Allen

Echo: Sonia

Mercury: ToddHW

Arete: Linda Olsen Fitak

Hesperus: alanmapstone

Phantaste: Lynette Caulkins

Crites: Larry Wilson

Argurion: Sonia

Amorphus: Elijah Fisher

Philautia: Foon

Asotus: Hamlet

Moria: Leanne Yau

Hedon: Tomas Peter

Cos: Jim Locke

Anaides: Campbell Schelp

Gelaia: Sandra Schmit

Morphides: Jim Locke

Prosaites: alanmapstone

Morus: Nemo

Cupid: Eva Davis

Child 1: alanmapstone

Child 2: Tomas Peter

Child 3: TJ Burns

Citizen: Adrian Stephens

Citizen's Wife: Availle

Tailor: April 6090

Perfumer: Steven Fellows

Feather-Maker: Sandra Schmit

Jeweler: Nemo

Milliner: Shashank Jakhmola

Barber: Sonia

Prologue: alanmapstone

Epilogue: alanmapstone

Stage Directions: KevinS

Edited By: ToddHW

Genre(s): Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:52:38
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:31:11
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:27:12
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:50:37
Play 05 Act 5, Part 1 Group 00:55:45
Play 06 Act 5, Part 2 Group 00:37:05