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