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Maid's Tragedy, The by BEAUMONT, Francis and FLETCHER, John
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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)Cast:Cleon: David NicolStrato: Algy PugLysippus: mbDiphilus/Messenger/First Gentleman: Marty KrisMelantius: David GoldfarbAspatia: Arielle LipshawAmintor: Peter BishopCalianax: Andy MinterKing: Bruce PirieEvadne/Diagoras/Narrator: Elizabeth KlettNight/Antiphila: AvailleCynthia/Olympias: SkylarkNeptune: Bob GonzalezEolus/Servant: Barry EadsDula: Beth ThomasLady: Bev J. StevensAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett