Psyche

Molière (1622 - 1673)
Translated by Charles Heron Wall (1836 - 1905)

This is a very different Moliere, not the usual satire of everyday life. It is instead a classical tale based on the ancient story of Psyche and Cupid, and was performed for Louis XIV with ballet interludes to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully (which we do not include here) in 1671. - Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

Jupiter: alanmapstone

Venus: Eva Davis

Love; Cupid in Prologue: Tomas Peter

Zephyr: alanmapstone

Aegiale, a Grace: Crln Yldz Ksr

Phaëne, a Grace: Sandra Schmit

The King: alanmapstone

Psyche: Leanne Yau

Aglaura: TJ Burns

Cidippe: Sonia

Cleomenes, a prince, Psyche's lover: MajorToast

Agenor, a prince, Psyche's lover: Rob Marland

Lycas, captain of the guards: Zames Curran

River God: alanmapstone

Cupid: Eva Davis

Flora: Foon

Nymph, chorus of divinities: Availle

Palemon, god of streams: alanmapstone

Vertumnus, god of trees and fruit: Nemo

Vulcan: Nemo

First Man: Nemo

Second Man: Stefan Von Blon

Woman: April6090

Stage Directions and Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:36:38
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:21:02
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:18:23
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:24:23
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:20:26