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The Novel


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by LOUIS DE CARMONTELLE translated by GEORGE CRAVELEY and adapted for broadcasting by PEGGY WELLS with Betty Huntley-Wright and John Bentley
The scene is laid in the Comtesse de Fourci's dressing-room in Paris, some time during the latter part of the reign of Louis XV, where the usual Plotting and counter-plotting between husband and wife and aspiring lover is unusually exploited by this 18th-century dramatist.
Cast in order of speaking


Translated By: George Craveley
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: John Bentley
Produced By: Norman Wright
Lafond, the chevalier's valet: Sean Arnold
Victoire, maid to the Comtesse: Susan Maudslay
Comte de Fourci: John Bentley
Comtesse de Fourci, his wife: Betty Huntley-Wright
Chevalier de Saint-Brieu: Michael Spice
Marquise d'Ancille, sister to the Comte: Madi Hedd

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