The Double Dealer/Dramatis Personæ
MASKWELL, a villain; pretended friend to Mellefont, gallant to Lady Touchwood, and in love with Cynthia,—Mr. Betterton.
LORD TOUCHWOOD, uncle to Mellefont,—Mr. Kynaston.
MELLEFONT, promised to, and in love with Cynthia,—Mr. Williams.
CARELESS, his friend,—Mr. Verbruggen.
LORD FROTH, a solemn coxcomb,—Mr. Bowman.
BRISK, a pert coxcomb,—Mr. Powell.
SIR PAUL PLYANT, an uxorious, foolish old knight; brother to Lady Touchwood, and father to Cynthia,—Mr. Dogget.
LADY TOUCHWOOD, in love with Mellefont,—Mrs. Barry.
CYNTHIA, daughter to Sir Paul by a former wife, promised to Mellefont,—Mrs. Bracegirdle.
LADY FROTH, a great coquette; pretender to poetry, wit, and learning,—Mrs. Mountfort.
LADY PLYANT, insolent to her husband, and easy to any pretender,—Mrs. Leigh.
CHAPLAIN, BOY, FOOTMEN and ATTENDANTS.
THE SCENE: A gallery in the Lord Touchwood’s house, with chambers adjoining.