The World of Fashion

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This Victorian-era dramedy was adapted by playwright/critic John Oxenford from Eugene Scribe and Ernst Legouvé’s “Les doigts de fée” (“Fairy Fingers.”) The original play was first performed by the Comédie-Française in 1861. It tells the story of an impoverished young noblewoman who scandalizes her blue-blooded kinsmen by deciding to work for a living. She assumes a false name and enters the world of high fashion, becoming one of Paris’ most sought-after couturiers. Complications of mistaken identity and romantic misunderstandings ensue. Our heroine must become reconciled with both her haughty relatives and her beloved, Adolphe, before all threads of the plot can be resolved! - Summary by Kelly Taylor


Duke D’Angeau Larry Wilson

Count de Vieux Chateau Algy Pug

Adolphe de Vieux Chateau Scotty Smith

Monsieur de Pontcalec Greg Giordano

Countess de Vieux Chateau Kelly S. Taylor

Isabelle Jenn Broda

Marie Matea Bracic

Marchioness De Bellerose Lynette Caulkins

Madame Dubois Agnes Robert Behr

Lisette LifeisButaDream

Rose Inkell

Stage Directions James R. Hedrick
(2 hr 4 min)


ACT I 39:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT II 36:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT III 48:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers