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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The Alchemist

Написано Ben Jonson

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An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country, leaving his house under the sole charge of his butler, Jeremy. Jeremy uses the opportunity given to him to use the house as the headquarters for fraudulent acts. He transforms himself into 'Captain Face', and enlists the aid of Subtle, a fellow conman and Dol Common, a prostitute. In The Alchemist, Jonson unashamedly satirizes the follies, vanities and vices of mankind, most notably greed-induced credulity. People of all social classes are subject to Jonson's ruthless, satirical wit. He mocks human weakness and gullibility to advertising and to "miracle cures" with the character of Sir Epicure Mammon, who dreams of drinking the elixir of youth and enjoying fantastic sexual conquests. The Alchemist focuses on what happens when one human being seeks advantage over another. In a big city like London, this process of advantage-seeking is rife. The trio of con-artists - Subtle, Face and Dol - are self-deluding small-timers, ultimately undone by the same human weaknesses they exploit in their victims. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast:
Subtle, First Neighbor: Elizabeth Klett
Face: ToddHW
Dol Common: Arielle Lipshaw
Dapper, Second Officer: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Drugger, Third Neighbor: Thomas Leigh Moore
Lovewit: Kevin Johnson
Sir Epicure Mammon: Algy Pug
Pertinax Surly, Fifth Neighbor, First Officer: Alan Mapstone
Tribulation Wholesome: TriciaG
Ananias: Martin Geeson
Kastril: David Nicol
Dame Pliant: Amy Gramour
Fourth Neighbor: Charlotte Duckett
Narrator: Kristingj

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательLibriVox Audio
Дата выпуска25 авг. 2014 г.
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Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637 was an English playwright and poet. Jonson's artistry exerted a lasting influence upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours; he is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare.

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