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The Two Noble Kinsmen

John Fletcher

The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient Greece during a war between Athens and Thebes, the narrative follows the title characters, Palamon and Arcite, noble youths whose friendship is destroyed by their mutual love for the beautiful Emilia. The subplot deals with the love and eventual madness of the Gaoler's Daughter, who falls hopelessly in love with Palamon. The play is based on "The Knight's Tale" by Chaucer, but also has echoes of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as two of the major characters are Theseus and Hippolyta, who also appear in the earlier play. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Gaoler's Daughter: Elizabeth Klett First Queen/Nell: Arielle Lipshaw Second Queen/Waiting-woman: Beth Thomas Third Queen/Taborer: Charlotte Duckett Theseus: Bruce Pirie Hippolyta: Libby Gohn Emilia: Amanda Friday Pirithous: Todd Palamon: David Nicol Arcite: mb Valerius/Bavian/First Friend: Patti Cunningham Herald/Messenger: tovarisch Gaoler: Algy Pug Wooer: Eden Rea-Hedrick First Countryman/Gentleman/Doctor: bala Third Countryman/Gaoler's Brother/Servant/Third Knight: Brett W. Downey Fourth Countryman/First Knight: Anna Simon Gerrold/Second Knight: Alan Mapstone Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient Greece during a war between Athens and Thebes, the narrative follows the title characters, Palamon and Arcite, noble youths whose friendship is destroyed by their mutual love for the beautiful Emilia. The subplot deals with the love and eventual madness of the Gaoler's Daughter, who falls hopelessly in love with Palamon. The play is based on "The Knight's Tale" by Chaucer, but also has echoes of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as two of the major characters are Theseus and Hippolyta, who also appear in the earlier play. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Gaoler's Daughter: Elizabeth Klett First Queen/Nell: Arielle Lipshaw Second Queen/Waiting-woman: Beth Thomas Third Queen/Taborer: Charlotte Duckett Theseus: Bruce Pirie Hippolyta: Libby Gohn Emilia: Amanda Friday Pirithous: Todd Palamon: David Nicol Arcite: mb Valerius/Bavian/First Friend: Patti Cunningham Herald/Messenger: tovarisch Gaoler: Algy Pug Wooer: Eden Rea-Hedrick First Countryman/Gentleman/Doctor: bala Third Countryman/Gaoler's Brother/Servant/Third Knight: Brett W. Downey Fourth Countryman/First Knight: Anna Simon Gerrold/Second Knight: Alan Mapstone Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett
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The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient Greece during a war between Athens and Thebes, the narrative follows the title characters, Palamon and Arcite, noble youths whose friendship is destroyed by their mutual love for the beautiful Emilia. The subplot deals with the love and eventual madness of the Gaoler's Daughter, who falls hopelessly in love with Palamon. The play is based on "The Knight's Tale" by Chaucer, but also has echoes of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as two of the major characters are Theseus and Hippolyta, who also appear in the earlier play. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Gaoler's Daughter: Elizabeth Klett First Queen/Nell: Arielle Lipshaw Second Queen/Waiting-woman: Beth Thomas Third Queen/Taborer: Charlotte Duckett Theseus: Bruce Pirie Hippolyta: Libby Gohn Emilia: Amanda Friday Pirithous: Todd Palamon: David Nicol Arcite: mb Valerius/Bavian/First Friend: Patti Cunningham Herald/Messenger: tovarisch Gaoler: Algy Pug Wooer: Eden Rea-Hedrick First Countryman/Gentleman/Doctor: bala Third Countryman/Gaoler's Brother/Servant/Third Knight: Brett W. Downey Fourth Countryman/First Knight: Anna Simon Gerrold/Second Knight: Alan Mapstone Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

2h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:30