The Devil is an Ass

Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

An inferior devil, Pug, asks Satan to send him to Earth to tempt men to Evil. But when Pug arrives in 1616 London and sets himself at the Squire Fabian Fitzdottrel, he finds Fabian currently beset by con men, cheats, connivers, thieves, villains, and seductresses - a delightful mix of cunning criminality in a world that already has far more vice in it than anything Pug is prepared to offer. - Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

Satan, the great Devil: alanmapstone

Pug, the less Devil: Sonia

Iniquity, the Vice: Nemo

Fabian Fitzdottrel, a Squire of Norfolk: Tomas Peter

Meercraft, the Projector: Hamlet

Everill, his Champion: Algy Pug

Wittipol, a young Gallant: ToddHW

Eustace Manly, his Friend: Chuck Williamson

Engine, a Broker: Rob Board

Trains, the Projector's Man: Jason in Panama

Thomas Gilthead, a Goldsmith: Caleb Tol

Plutarchus, his Son: Eva Davis

Sir Paul Eitherside, a Lawyer, and Justice: Beth Thomas

Ambler, Gentle-Usher to Lady Tailbush: Kurt

Sledge, a Smith, the Constable: Joseph Tabler

Shackles, Keeper of Newgate: Bruce Kachuk

Mrs. Frances Fitzdottrel: Sandra Schmit

Lady Eitherside: Leanne Yau

Lady Tailbush, the Lady Projectress: Linda Olsen Fitak

Pitfall, her Woman: Availle

Serjant: Roger Melin

Keeper 1: Victor Villarraza

Keeper 2: Adriana Sacciotto

Keeper 3: TJ Burns

Keeper 4: Owen Cook

Stage Directions: sawasawaya

and: Elizabeth Martinson

Edited By: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:47:32
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:44:52
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:34:20
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:40:31
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:35:31