The Merry Devil of Edmonton

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Tucker Brooke, author of The Shakespeare Apocrypha (available separately here at Librivox), notes that "The external evidence which has been collected to prove Shakespeare's authorship of The Merry Devil of Edmonton is of the most dubious kind" though it includes "the play's presence in the 'Shakespeare volume' of Charles the Second's library"

Regardless of whether it is really Shakespeare, though, "Certainly the vitality of the scenes, the heartiness of the humour, and the unsurpassed delicacy in the portrayal of true love and true friendship, make The Merry Devil of Edmonton one of the most delightful of all the pseudo-Shakespearian plays to read and to re-read."
- Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Sir Arthur Clare: Beeswaxcandle
Sir Richard Mounchensey: Jim Locke
Sir Ralph Jerningham: HelloCentral
Henry (Harry) Clare: VocalPenguin
Raymond Mounchensey: GaleHall
Frank Jerningham: Chris Pyle
Sir John, a Priest: Greg Giordano
Banks, the Miller of Waltham: redrun
Smug, the Smith of Edmonton: Alan Mapstone
Bilbo: Adrian Stephens
Blague, the Host of the George: Tomas Peter
Brian: Kerry Adams
Raph, Brian's man: James R. Hedrick
Friar Hildersham: James R. Hedrick
Benedic: Kerry Adams
Chamberlaine: Availle
Coreb, a Spirit: Sonia
Fabel, the Merry Devil: ToddHW
Dorcas, Lady Clare: BookBard
Millisent: Jenn Broda
Prioress: cathar maiden
Sexton: Inkell
Nun: April6090
Stage Directions: MichaelMaggs
Editing: ToddHW
(1 hr 34 min)


Act 1 28:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 16:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 15:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 16:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 17:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers