The Magnificent Lovers

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

"The King [Louis XIV], who will have nothing but what is magnificent in all he undertakes, wished to give his court an entertainment which should comprise all that the stage can furnish. To facilitate the execution of so vast an idea, and to link together so many different things, his Majesty chose for the subject two rival princes, who, in the lovely vale of Tempe, where the Pythian Games were to be celebrated, vie with each other in fêting a young princess and her mother with all imaginable gallantries." - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Iphicrate, prince in love with Eriphyle: Aaron White
Timocles, prince in love with Eriphyle: Josh Kibbey
Sostratus, a general, also in love with Eriphyle: Tomas Peter
Anaxarchus, an astrologer: Sonia
Cleon, his son: Campbell Schelp
Chorœbus, in the suit of Aristione: Sandra Schmit
Clitidas, a court jester, one of the attendants of Eriphyle: ToddHW
Aristione, a princess, mother to Eriphyle: Cornel Nemes
Eriphyle, a princess, daughter to Aristione: thestorygirl
Cleonice, confidante to Eriphyle: Leanne Yau
A sham Venus, acting in concert with Anaxarchus: Foon
Aeolus: Elsie Selwyn
A Triton: Jim Locke
Other Tritons: Morgan Z. Sowell
A Cupid: EikyTavie
Another Cupid: Lex Hankins
Yet Another Cupid: Sonia
Neptune: Nemo
A Sea God: Frédéric Surget
Second Sea God: April 6090
Third Sea God: Gail Wamba
Climene: Nichalia Schwartz
Philinte: Son of the Exiles
Stage Directions: Larry Wilson
Edited by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:31:25
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:14:01
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:13:37
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:13:33
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:08:53