LibriVox recording of The Double Dealer by William Congreve. Read in English by ToddHW; Alan Mapstone; Larry Wilson; Son of the Exiles; Lydia; Tomas Peter; Mike Manolakes; Dave Lantz; Adrian Stephens; Matea Bracic; Sonia; Devorah Allen; Algy Pug; ambsweet13 "This remarkable melodrama [The Double Dealer] - for a comedy it can scarcely be called... Is it possible to imagine a more inextricable tangle? No human brain can keep the threads clear for two consecutive minutes.... What wonder if audiences were at first baffled and fatigued by the effort to follow the outs and ins of this Labyrinthine plot. Well may Lord Touchwood say: 'I am confounded when I look back, and want a clue to guide me through the various mazes of unheard-of treachery.' " - Summary by William Archer, editor, 1912
Cast list: Maskwell, a villain; pretended friend to Mellefont, gallant to Lady Touchwood, and in love with Cynthia: Son of the Exiles Lord Touchwood, uncle to Mellefont: Larry Wilson Mellefont, promised to, and in love with Cynthia: Adrian Stephens Careless, his friend: Tomas Peter Lord Froth, a solemn coxcomb: Alan Mapstone Brisk, a pert coxcomb: Mike Manolakes Sir Paul Plyant, an uxorious, foolish old knight; brother to Lady Touchwood, and father to Cynthia: ToddHW Lady Touchwood, in love with Mellefont: Matea Bracic Cynthia, daughter to Sir Paul by a former wife, promised to Mellefont: Lydia Lady Froth, a great coquette; pretender to poetry, wit, and learning: Devorah Allen Lady Plyant, insolent to her husband, and easy to any pretender: Sonia Saygrace, a chaplin: Algy Pug Boy: ambsweet13 Footman: Algy Pug Stage Directions: Dave Lantz Editing: ToddHW
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