The Maid's Tragedy

Francis BEAUMONT (1584 - 1616) and John FLETCHER (1579 - 1625)

Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy (first published 1619) is a sensational Jacobean sex tragedy. When gentleman soldier Melantius returns to Rhodes, he finds his dear friend Amintor is recently married - but not to his troth-plight love Aspatia (the maid of the title). Instead, the King has arranged a match between Amintor and Melantius' sister, the beautiful Evadne. On his wedding night, Amintor finds that his new wife has married him under false pretenses - and this unleashes a torrent of dire consequences, sexual, emotional, and ultimately political. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cleon: David Nicol
Strato: Algy Pug
Lysippus: mb
Diphilus/Messenger/First Gentleman: Marty Kris
Melantius: David Goldfarb
Aspatia: Arielle Lipshaw
Amintor: Peter Bishop
Calianax: Andy Minter
King: Bruce Pirie
Evadne/Diagoras/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Night/Antiphila: Availle
Cynthia/Olympias: Skylark
Neptune: Bob Gonzalez
Eolus/Servant: Barry Eads
Dula: Beth Thomas
Lady: Bev J. Stevens

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:26:15
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:25:22
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:33:58
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:35:32
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:30:54