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Psyche - Persons Represented

PSYCHE by MOLIERE

Translated into English Prose.

With Short Introductions and Explanatory Notes.

by

CHARLES HERON WALL

'Psyche' is a _tragedie-ballet_. Moliere had sketched the plan, written the prologue, the first act, and the first scenes of the second and third acts, when the King asked him to have the play finished before Lent. Pierre Corneille, then sixty years old, helped him, and wrote the other scenes in a fortnight. Quinault wrote the words of the songs.

Moliere acted the part of Zephyr.

 

PERSONS REPRESENTED

JUPITER.
VENUS.
LOVE.
ZEPHYR.
AEGIALE and PHAENE,_two Graces.
THE KING.
PSYCHE.
AGLAURA.
CIDIPPE.
CLEOMENES _and AGENOR, two princes, PSYCHE'S lovers.
LYCAS, captain of the guards.
A RIVER GOD
TWO CUPIDS.

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