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The Law Against Lovers

William Davenant

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Description:

The Law Against Lovers was a dramatic adaptation of Shakespeare, arranged by Sir William Davenant and staged by the Duke's Company in 1662. It was the first of the many Shakespearean adaptations staged during the Restoration era. Davenant was not shy about changing the Bard's work; he based his text on Measure for Measure, but also added Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing — "resulting in a bizarre and fascinating combination." He made Angelo from the former play, and Benedick from the latter, into brothers. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast The Duke: Alan Mapstone Angelo: Arielle Lipshaw Eschalus: Todd Beatrice/Friar Thomas/Bernardine: Elizabeth Klett Balthazar: David Warner Julietta: Amanda Friday Viola: Charlotte Duckett Servant/Hangman/Page: Rapunzelina Benedick: mb Lucio: Tricia G Claudio: bala Provost: Algy Pug Isabella: Elizabeth Barr Francisca: Grace Garrett Fool: Beth Thomas Maid/Second Servant: Caprisha Page Jailer/Second Page: Kristingj Narrator: Michele Eaton Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:45