COMPLETE[PLAY]Mithridates, by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » April 18th, 2021, 12:43 pm

Mithridates, by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699), translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)
Another tragedy by Racine, based on the historical character and career of Mithridates circa 63 BCE. Closing with sorrow and lamentation and promises of a "search for vengeance". (Summary by ToddHW)
Here we go again. Prepare for tears and unhappiness. Gender neutral so we can share the grief.

Sonia will be our supposed queen, and also use her regal power to severely chastise you for errors as our DPL.

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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksje02boswgoog/page/n63/mode/2up

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  • Project Code: ciuHW6r3
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Keywords that describe the book: vengence

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » April 18th, 2021, 1:16 pm

Could I please claim Phoedima?

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Post by ToddHW » April 18th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Thank you.

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Post by jennlea » April 18th, 2021, 6:28 pm

May I claim something a little different this time and take Pharnaces?
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Post by alanmapstone » April 18th, 2021, 6:38 pm

May I also do something different and read the Stage Directions?
This play is the basis of a little known Mozart opera :)
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Post by Kitty » April 19th, 2021, 2:08 am

putting this on my DPL list....

Oh and yes, I'll try for the role of Monima. Hope I'm up for this.

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Post by ToddHW » April 19th, 2021, 3:42 am

Thank you all.

Which opera?

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Post by alanmapstone » April 19th, 2021, 4:11 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 19th, 2021, 3:42 am
Which opera?
Mitridate Re di Ponto, which he wrote when he was 14. :?
Rarely performed but I did see a film/TV version of it years ago.
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Post by Tchaikovsky » April 19th, 2021, 4:52 am

Hello Todd,
May I claim Xiphares?

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Post by ToddHW » April 19th, 2021, 5:33 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » April 19th, 2021, 7:59 pm

alan
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Post by alanmapstone » April 20th, 2021, 12:41 am

Stage directions for act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mithridate_stagedirections_1.mp3

I have never actually read stage directions before so I may need some guidance on what needs to be included :help:
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Post by ToddHW » April 20th, 2021, 6:33 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » April 20th, 2021, 6:49 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 12:41 am
Stage directions for act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mithridate_stagedirections_1.mp3
I have never actually read stage directions before so I may need some guidance on what needs to be included :help:
well I think you already encountered our small synopsis on what is important in stage directions, and you did it perfectly well. Racine is a good way to practice stage directions, because there are not many :lol: you inserted correctly the characters' names where they were needed :thumbs:

Only two things to correct:

> so far we included the "Introduction" text in each of the Racine plays, so could you read that part as well please and insert it right after the intro disclaimer and before the dramatis personae ?

> concerning the name of the title hero, unlike in the French original, here he is called Mithridates (with an 's' at the end) in English (Todd: I corrected your first post, which probably side-tracked Alan). Could you correct the name in the intro disclaimer and where it appears in the dramatis personae ?

The rest is fine, thanks for the fast turn-around :9:

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Post by ToddHW » April 20th, 2021, 7:01 am

Thank you. So sorry to lead you all astray.

Todd

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