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

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 7:07 am

Hecyra: The Mother-In-Law by Terence (-195 - -159). Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. NOTE: the main plot elements in Hecyra are quite unacceptable today: Pamphilus has just married a woman he does not recognize that he had earlier raped in a drunken fit; nor does she recognize him. His mistress Bacchis is upset with the marriage and rejects him. He then wanders off, returning only in time to discover his wife with a new child that can't possibly be his. It takes both Mother and Mother-in-Law, and Bacchis, to bring a happy ending out of this confusion.
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mightyfelix suggested we look at the six plays by Terence; bluechien commented that this one could easily be by Moliere. Since we are going to run out of Moliere's someday, let's try this.

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      • Project Code: PqS99IoL
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Terence) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1896
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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2019, 7:09 am

ah it's launched. I'm putting it on my to-do-list :)

As always, DPL please and the role of Bacchis here. After Mrs Pretty, I need a shorter role :lol:

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Post by Leni » January 13th, 2019, 7:13 am

I don't want to claim or anything, just wanted to cheer you guys on. I LOVE this play, and I suggest it at least once a year to students. I am sure it will be an amazing addition to the catalog, and I will certainly listen to it when it is done. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 7:25 am

I had not thought about going back in time almost 2000 years to find a Moliere replacement but these do look good. Any other suggestions?

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Post by alanmapstone » January 13th, 2019, 7:28 am

May I claim Phidippus. Todd and I can be old men (or rather aged Athenians) together.

PS. I cannot see any lines for Phidippus in act 5.
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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 9:18 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:28 am
May I claim Phidippus. Todd and I can be old men (or rather aged Athenians) together.

PS. I cannot see any lines for Phidippus in act 5.
I saw that people exited Phidippus's house and so put him into Act 5. Error fixed.

I think I behave badly in a non-age related fashion.

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 13th, 2019, 11:03 am

I'd like to claim Pamphilus!
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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2019, 11:08 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 11:03 am
I'd like to claim Pamphilus!
thanks for being brave enough to tackle this controversial role, Tomas !

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Post by bluechien » January 13th, 2019, 12:49 pm

I really dig this play.

Can I take Parmeno?
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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2019, 12:50 pm

bluechien wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 12:49 pm
I really dig this play.

Can I take Parmeno?
hey Eva, good to have you in here as well :D Thanks for claiming. I'm updating the MW, and then I call it a night...

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 13th, 2019, 12:56 pm

Kitty wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 11:08 am
thanks for being brave enough to tackle this controversial role, Tomas !
Well, seeing as it's one of the few male roles, I wasn't left with much choice. :P I will do my best with it.

I'm also in Act 5, by the way. Thought I should say so now, to prevent confusion later on.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 13th, 2019, 1:02 pm

I'll play Philotis. :)

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm

Thank you.

Oh, and I fixed Act 5, Tomas.

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Post by bluechien » January 13th, 2019, 3:10 pm

Todd -- possible that you or Kitty can post a suggestion on pronouncing characters' names? Some seem clear, some more ambiguous, and since we all gossip about each other a lot by name, I'd like to hew to something.
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Post by Elizabby » 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:

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