Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts

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Lady Frederick is a comedy by the British writer W. Somerset Maugham, written early in his career. The play was first seen in London in 1907, and was very successful, running for 422 performances. The title role was played by Ethel Irving. In New York it was first performed in 1908, with Lady Frederick played by Ethel Barrymore, who reprised her role in the play's film adaptation, The Divorcee. In the play, Lady Frederick is an Irish widow, seriously in debt; she must deal with suitors who have various motives for proposing marriage, and with the man with whom she once had an affair. - Summary by Lynette Caulkins

Cast list:
Lady Frederick Berolles: Ailis
Sir Gerald O'Mara: Anthony Joseph
Mr. Paradine Fouldes: John Payton
Marchioness of Mereston: Anna Maria
Marquess of Mereston: Tomas Peter
Captain Montgomerie: GlennProud3
Admiral Carlisle: ToddHW
Rose: Christina Fu
Lady Frederick's Dressmaker, Madame Claude: WendyKatzHiller
Lady Frederick's Footman: James R. Hedrick
Lady Frederick's Maid: Rapunzelina
Thompson: Scott Caulkins
Servant: David Purdy
Stage Directions: Lynette Caulkins
(2 hr 16 min)


Act 1 46:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 49:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 40:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers