COMPLETE[PLAY]Hecyra: The Mother-In-Law by Terence - thw

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Post by mightyfelix » January 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Elizabby wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm
I'd like to read Sostrata please! I've just had a read of this play, and I think it is very odd that Philumena (the pregnant wife) doesn't actually appear or speak - apart from some miscellaneous noises offstage! :shock:
I thought the same! I kept thinking I was just missing her somehow in the cast list.

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 4:55 pm

Yes, interesting that the wife is not present throughout the play. Dramatic device? Cultural artifact - only the mother and mother-in-law can speak for here? Or.....

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Post by benderca » January 13th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Elizabby wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm
I'd like to read Sostrata please! I've just had a read of this play, and I think it is very odd that Philumena (the pregnant wife) doesn't actually appear or speak - apart from some miscellaneous noises offstage! :shock:
I also did a search for Philumena while I was reading -- because I couldn't believe she didn't actually get a chance to speak for herself.
ToddHW wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Yes, interesting that the wife is not present throughout the play. Dramatic device? Cultural artifact - only the mother and mother-in-law can speak for here? Or.....

Thanks, Todd
Yes, and both mother and mother-in-law are harshly criticized by their own husbands in their attempts to protect this young women, who as I understand it was raped, right? (I just skimmed the play and haven't read the last act yet).

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Post by mightyfelix » January 13th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Anyone who is shocked by the treatment of women in this play may want to check out another book currently in the Launch Pad: Feminism in Greek Literature viewtopic.php?f=28&t=73358 :wink:

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 6:08 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Anyone who is shocked by the treatment of women in this play may want to check out another book currently in the Launch Pad: Feminism in Greek Literature viewtopic.php?f=28&t=73358 :wink:
Thank you. That could be very interesting for this!

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Post by Availle » January 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Could I do Syra please?
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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Availle wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Could I do Syra please?
Thank you.

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Post by benderca » January 13th, 2019, 6:46 pm

Oooh, I just figured out Philumena was raped by her husband before they got married. Ouch. Now I see why this is labeled a "comedy." Hmmph. All's well that ends well? (Dripping sarcasm in my voice). Still, it is telling that this play is called "The Mother-In-Law" -- the mothers, though treated poorly by their husbands are still strong characters in their own right.

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 7:05 pm

benderca wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Did you catch my claim up there, Todd?
Whoops. Got it now.

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Post by NemoR » January 13th, 2019, 7:50 pm

May I claim Sosia please.

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 8:13 pm

NemoR wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:50 pm
May I claim Sosia please.

TY!
Thank you.

Now if someone claims the stage directions (a light role - similar to terse Moliere rather than to the long winded Pinero), we'll be full.

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 8:15 pm

benderca wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Oooh, I just figured out Philumena was raped by her husband before they got married. Ouch. Now I see why this is labeled a "comedy." Hmmph. All's well that ends well? (Dripping sarcasm in my voice). Still, it is telling that this play is called "The Mother-In-Law" -- the mothers, though treated poorly by their husbands are still strong characters in their own right.
As I say in the summary, not exactly an acceptable plot for the modern world.

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Post by leanneyauyau » January 14th, 2019, 2:08 am

Gosh, this got claimed quickly! I'll take stage directions then.
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