The Spanish Brothers (Dramatic Reading)

Deborah ALCOCK (1835 - 1913)

Juan and Carlos Meñaya have longed to find their father ever since they were little. Their dream starts to get lost, though, as they grow up and go separate ways. Juan goes off to war and falls under the influence of a Huguenot prisoner while Carlos becomes a monk and begins to discover the Bible for himself. - Summary by Adele de Pignerolles

Dramatis Personae
Narration by Adele de Pignerolles and Rapunzelina
Carlos, read by Joseph Tabler
Juan Rodrigo, read by Aaron Rivera
Dolores, read by Sonia
Fray Sebastian Gomez, read by Jason in Panama
Don Manuel Alvarez, read by KHand
Don Juan, the penitent, read by Victor Villarraza
Student, read by David Purdy
The stranger, De Seso, read by Joe
Gonsalvo, read by Kristingj
Dr. Cristobal Losada, read by Patrick Saville
Doña Inez, read by Rachel
Those around Gonsalvo, read by Leanne Yau
Proverbs, read by MaryAnn
The tempter, read by David Purdy
Juliano El Chico, read by TJ Burns
The village cura, read by David Purdy
The landlord, read by David Purdy
Fray Fernando, read by Larry Wilson
Fray Cassiodoro, read by Esther ben Simonides
The aged monk, read by Esther ben Simonides
Servant boy, read by Esther ben Simonides
Doña Beatriz, read by Esther ben Simonides
Doña Sancha, read by Esther ben Simonides
Don Balthasar, read by Larry Wilson
Don Manuel the younger, read by David Purdy
Passerby, read by Rachel
Porter, read by Leanne Yau
Doña Katarina, read by Esther ben Simonides
Munebraga, read by Esther ben Simonides
Gaspar Benevidio, read by Rupert Holliday
The alcayde’s servant, read by Rachel
Promoter-fiscal, read by David Purdy
Notary, read by Rachel
Prior, read by Larry Wilson
Benevidio's daughter, a child, read by TriciaG
Maria Gonsalez, read by TriciaG
Don Alonzo de Munebraga, read by Rachel
A mother, read by Esther ben Simonides
Juanita, read by Joe
Page, read by David Purdy
Juan Gonsalez, read by David Purdy
Juan Ponce de Leon, read by Esther ben Simonides
Don Garcia, read by Esther ben Simonides
Jesuit, read by Amy Gramour
Attendant, read by Amy Gramour
Llorente, read by Esther ben Simonides
Juan Sanchez, read by Rachel
Don Domingo de Roxas, read by David Purdy
Herrera, read by David Purdy
God’s messenger, read by David Purdy
Jorge, read by David Purdy
Lord Inquisitor, read by Esther ben Simonides
Young monk, read by Jael Baldwin

Editing by Adele de Pignerolles and Rapunzelina

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis Personae Group 00:03:42
Play 01 Chapter 1 - Boyhood 00:15:33
Play 02 Chapter 2 - The Monk's Letter 00:07:44
Play 03 Chapter 3 - Sword and Cassock 00:10:16
Play 04 Chapter 4 - Alcala De Henarez 00:11:12
Play 05 Chapter 5 - Don Carlos Forgets Himself 00:18:26
Play 06 Chapter 6 - The Light Enjoyed 00:08:37
Play 07 Chapter 7 - The Desengano 00:15:34
Play 08 Chapter 8 - The Muleteer 00:23:22
Play 09 Chapter 9 - El Dorado Found 00:13:08
Play 10 Chapter 10 - Dolores 00:17:11
Play 11 Chapter 11 - The Light Enjoyed 00:04:55
Play 12 Chapter 12 - The Light Divided from the Darkness 00:27:39
Play 13 Chapter 13 - Seville 00:18:39
Play 14 Chapter 14 - The Monks of San Isodro 00:13:25
Play 15 Chapter 15 - The Great Sanbenito 00:14:19
Play 16 Chapter 16 - Welcome Home 00:11:58
Play 17 Chapter 17 - Disclosures 00:17:42
Play 18 Chapter 18 - The Aged Monk 00:06:19
Play 19 Chapter 19 - Truth and Freedom 00:12:25
Play 20 Chapter 20 - The First Drop of a Thunder Shower 00:09:27
Play 21 Chapter 21 - By the Guadalquivir 00:10:44
Play 22 Chapter 22 - The Flood-Gates Opened 00:13:25
Play 23 Chapter 23 - The Reign of Terror 00:18:04
Play 24 Chapter 24 - A Gleam of Light 00:11:41
Play 25 Chapter 25 - Waiting 00:11:20
Play 26 Chapter 26 - Don Gonsalvo's Revenge 00:21:15
Play 27 Chapter 27 - My Brother's Keeper 00:14:52
Play 28 Chapter 28 - Reaping the Whirlwind 00:10:26
Play 29 Chapter 29 - A Friend at Court 00:25:21
Play 30 Chapter 30 - The Captive 00:10:59
Play 31 Chapter 31 - Ministering Angels 00:09:27
Play 32 Chapter 32 - The Valley of the Shadow of Death 00:23:53
Play 33 Chapter 33 - On the Other Side 00:24:44
Play 34 Chapter 34 - Fray Sebastian's Trouble 00:17:00
Play 35 Chapter 35 - The Eve of the Auto 00:19:16
Play 36 Chapter 36 - The Horrible and Tremendous Spectacle 00:13:31
Play 37 Chapter 37 - Something Ended and Something Begun 00:11:33
Play 38 Chapter 38 - Nuera Again 00:15:41
Play 39 Chapter 39 - Left Behind 00:15:42
Play 40 Chapter 40 - A Satisfactory Penitent 00:19:18
Play 41 Chapter 41 - More About the Penitent 00:18:58
Play 42 Chapter 42 - Quiet Days 00:20:36
Play 43 Chapter 43 - El Dorado Found Again 00:21:01
Play 44 Chapter 44 - One Prisoner Set Free 00:15:20
Play 45 Chapter 45 - Triumphant 00:15:19
Play 46 Chapter 46 - Is it Too Late? 00:13:38
Play 47 Chapter 47 - The Dominican Prior 00:18:05
Play 48 Chapter 48 - San Isodro Once More 00:21:05
Play 49 Chapter 49 - Farewell 00:04:49