The Winter's Tale - Episode 5 - Too Wild For Stay-At-Homes
As Perdita prepares for the sheep shearing feast, Florizel flirts with her and vows he’ll stay with her no matter what. Perdita is less carefree, fearing the repercussions that will come if the king discovers his son has been cavorting with someone beneath his station. Perdita’s father, the Old Shepherd, arrives and tells his daughter to greet their guests, including two strangers (Polixenes and Camillo, disguised as farmers), who banter with her about the flowers she admires. Florizel and Perdita proclaim their love for each other as the guests applaud and dance. Polixenes (in disguise) questions the Old Shepherd about the young man who’s wooing his daughter as two shepherdesses, Mopsa and Dorcas, squabble over the affections of the Shepherd’s son. A servant rushes in to announce the arrival of a peddler (Autolycus), who enters with a song. He wins over the crowd with his music and exotic wares as he secretly conspires to rob everyone at the party. The servant returns to announce the arrival of a group of acrobats she calls “hairy goat men”, who enter with a cacophony of shouts and drums.
The Play On Podcast series, “THE WINTER’S TALE”, was translated into modern English verse and directed by TRACY YOUNG.
The Cast is as follows:
ELIJAH ALEXANDER as LEONTES
KAYLA CARTER as PERDITA and EMILIA
GINA DANIELS as HERMIONE, MOPSA, SHEPERD’S SERVANT and PAULINA’S STEWARD
RODNEY GARDINER as POLIXENES
ELIJAH GOODFRIEND as MAMILLIUS
IAN GOULD as CLOWN, LORD and GENTLEMAN
CRISTOFER JEAN as ANTIGONUS, OLD SHEPHERD, SERVANT, LORD and ROGERO
JIM LICHTSCHEIDL as AUTOLYCUS, JAILER, CLEOMENES, OFFICER and LORD
CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON as FLORIZEL and SERVANT
KT VOGT as PAULINA and DORCAS
LISA WOLPE as CAMILLO, DION, OLDER LADY IN WAITING, and GENTLEMAN
Featuring ESTELLE PARSONS as TIME
Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES. Music Direction by ANDREW FOX. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI and KABBY KABAKOFF. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
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