Miss Sara Sampson by LESSING, Gotthold Ephraim



G.E. Lessing, widely regarded by students of theater as the worlds first dramaturg, was also one of the first proponents of the German bourgeois tragedy. Miss Sara Sampson, in which a young woman runs off with a neer-do-well who is still entangled with his former mistress, was a reaction against the Voltarian verse drama popular in the eighteenth century. (Summary by Arielle Lipshaw) Cast: Sir William Sampson: Anthony Miss Sara Sampson, his daughter: Arielle Lipshaw Mellefont: Algy Pug Marwood, formerly Mellefonts mistress: Availle Arabella, a child, daughter of Marwood: Miss Avarice Waitwell, an old servant of Sir William: John Steigerwald Norton, servant of Mellefont: John Fricker Betty, Saras maid: Nichole Thompson Hannah, Marwoods maid: debolee Innkeeper: David Lawrence Servant: mb Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw