The Lying Lover: or, The Ladies' Friendship

Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

"The spark of this play is introduced with as much agility and life as he brought with him from France, and as much humour as I could bestow upon him in England. But he uses the advantages of a learned education, a ready fancy, and a liberal fortune, without the circumspection and good sense which should always attend the pleasures of a gentleman; that is to say, a reasonable creature. Thus he makes false love, gets drunk, and kills his man; but in the fifth Act awakes from his debauch, with the compunction and remorse which is suitable to a man's finding himself in a gaol for the death of his friend, without his knowing why. (From Preface) - Summary by Preface

Cast list:
Old Bookwit: ToddHW
Young Bookwit, the "Lying Lover": Tomas Peter
Lovemore, in love with Penelope: Aaron White
Frederick, Friend to Lovemore: MajorToast
Latine, Friend to Young Bookwit: Lex Hankins
Storm, a Highwayman: Beth Thomas
Charcoal, an Alchemist and Coiner: Son of the Exiles
Simon, Servant to Penelope: alanmapstone
Penelope: Leanne Yau
Victoria, Friend to Penelope: Campbell Schelp
Betty, Victoria's Woman: Devorah Allen
Lettice, Penelope's Woman: Sonia
Servant: Larry Wilson
Maid: Nichalia Schwartz
Constable: Larry Wilson
Watchman: adr6090
First Prisoner: TwoFace
Second Prisoner: Sandra Schmit
Turnkey: Nemo
Gaoler: pmstrahm
Chair man: Nemo
Mr Leveridge, professional singer: alanmapstone
Stage Directions: Foon
Edited by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:40:20
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:40:36
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:19:08
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:30:37
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:33:13