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The Tragedy of Mariam

Elizabeth Cary

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) is the first original drama written in English by a woman. Elizabeth Cary drew on Jewish histories by Josephus to create a closet drama (written to be read, rather than performed live) about Mariam, the second wife of Herod the Great. At the beginning of the play, Mariam believes that Herod has been killed by Octavius, and struggles with how to respond. On the one hand, she is relieved, as she is angry with Herod for killing her brother and grandfather. On the other, she knows that he loved her, and she feels caught by her sense of duty as his wife. When Herod unexpectedly returns, Mariam must decide what to do. - Summary by Elizabeth Klett Cast Mariam: Libby Gohn Alexandra: Caprisha Page Salome/Babas' Second Son/Nuntio/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Silleus: bala Constabarus: mb Chorus: Alan Mapstone Pheroras: Algy Pug Graphina: Availle Babas' First Son/Silleus' Man: Julia Niedermaier Doris: Kay Hand Ananell/Butler: Todd Sohemus: David Nicol Herod: Bruce Pirie Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:47