COMPLETE[PLAY]Iphigenia by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2021, 9:53 am

Iphigenia, by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699), translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)
Racine's version of the time-honored story of Iphigenis was acted for the first time in 1674. The model upon which it is shaped is the "Iphigenia in Aulis" of his favorite Euripides, but the Freanch poet has heightened the romanitic interest and complicated the plot by the important part which Eriphyle is made to play.
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This project is complete. Audio files can be found in our catalog page at https://librivox.org/iphigenia-by-jean-racine/

Here we go, more tragedy by Racine. This time from the start of the Trojan War. I just read Iphigenia's story as part of the feminist version of the war in "A Thousand Ships" by Natalie Haynes and I was appalled. This version is slightly different but still high on violence and tragedy.

Kitty will play Clytaemnestra between doing her wonderful DPL, and I suggest you be Very Very Very Very nice to her....

Gender neutral casting, of course.


Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksje02boswgoog/page/n127/mode/2up

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  • Project Code: EMRgIhoJ
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine (Jean Racine)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 41
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

Keywords that describe the book: gods, Sacrifice, trojan war

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Post by GregGiordano » May 18th, 2021, 10:48 am

May I claim Agamemnon?

Thank you!

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Post by alanmapstone » May 18th, 2021, 11:03 am

Achilles please!

Superhero time :evil:

I note that Todd has chosen a character whose wife is safely a long way away, waiting patiently :lol:
Last edited by alanmapstone on May 18th, 2021, 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2021, 11:15 am

Didn't I just see Arcas??

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Post by alanmapstone » May 18th, 2021, 11:17 am

ToddHW wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 11:15 am
Didn't I just see Arcas??
Changed my mind, if not to late.
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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2021, 11:18 am

Not too late.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » May 18th, 2021, 11:19 am

May I claim Iphigenia?
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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2021, 11:20 am

Thank you.

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 18th, 2021, 4:03 pm

I can play Arcas! :)
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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2021, 4:16 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2021, 11:19 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 11:03 am
I note that Todd has chosen a character whose wife is safely a long way away, waiting patiently :lol:
:mrgreen: I told him Clytemnestra would kill her husband later on, guess that did the trick ;) Luckily, Greg decided to be courageous enough to step in (or rather foolhardy...)

I confirm my claim for Clytemnestra and DPL.

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Post by dianahkennedy » May 19th, 2021, 2:21 pm

Eriphyle available? I just finished playing Andromache and am having Greek tragedy withdrawal
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Please use Diana Helen Kennedy as voice credit - thank you!

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Post by ToddHW » May 19th, 2021, 2:50 pm

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » May 21st, 2021, 2:53 am

Achilles act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/iphigenia_achilles_1.mp3

The idea of me playing a superhero would only be possible in an audio version. It reminds me of a joke in Woody Allen's movie Radio Days where the actor who plays the superhero in a popular radio drama is actually 5 foot 2 with a bald head and glasses :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » May 21st, 2021, 5:14 am

Thank you. And only in audio could I play a villain since I look more like a tall dwarf or a squashmellow.

Todd

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