The Amazons: A Farcical Romance

Arthur Wing PINERO (1855 - 1934)

This 1895 farce inspired by the outlandish idea of women wearing pants, centers around the predicament of the three daughters of the eccentric Marchioness of Castlejordan, who determined to have sons, raised them like boys. She encouraged them to dress and act like boys at home, yet dress like ladies when out. As the girls come of age, they are conflicted. They want to please mother by acting as her sons, but, suddenly smitten with three gentlemen, they are compelled to grow up and be ladies. When their suitors secretly come to woo, they aren’t sure what to do……and what will mother do if she finds out? (Summary by A.L. Gramour)

Cast
Lady Castlejordan: Algy Pug
Noeline: Elizabeth Klett
Thomasin: Arielle Lipshaw
Wilhelmina: Amy Gramour
Reverend Roger Minchin/Andre de Grival: Lars Rolander
Barrington Litterly: John Fricker
Galfred Tweenwayes: Peter Bishop
Sergeant Shuter: Liberty Stump
Fitton/Youat/Orts: Levi Throckmorton
Narrator: Malane

Audio edited by Amy Gramour

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Comedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introductory Note Malane
00:03:49
Play 02 Persons of the Play Group 00:02:10
Play 03 Act One Group 00:52:45
Play 04 Act Two Group 01:00:47
Play 05 Act Three Group 00:40:36