OPEN[PLAY]Stichus by Plautus - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2021, 7:40 am

Stichus; or, The Parasite Rebuffed, by Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BCE - 184 BCE), translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)
"Antipho, a wealthy and jovial old gentleman of Athens, has two daughters, Pilumena and Pamphila. They are married to two brothers, Epignomus and Pamphius, who, having run through their property in the company of idlers and Parasites, have, with the view of retrieving their fortunes, taken to merchandize [overseas trade]." The brothers have, in fact, been gone so long trying to regain their riches that Antipho is getting ready to marry off the daughters again. Will the brothers arrive back in time to save their marriages and get rid of their Parasites?
(Summary by The Play and ToddHW)
Many more Plautuses (Plauti? Plautusi?) to go. This one's next. Continue to watch out for the space saving practice in this script of starting another character's words on the same line as the previous character's words if short.

Kitty will be The Crocodile in this one as well as DPL, so watch out for all those big teeth if she is unhappy with you. Or just hungry.

Gender neutral, of course.

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/comediesofplautu01plauiala/page/211/mode/1up

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  • Project Code: 0JDeAktG
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: daughters, parasites, lost brothers, remarriage

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Post by jennlea » July 17th, 2021, 7:51 am

May I claim Philumena?
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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2021, 7:53 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 17th, 2021, 9:33 am

Stichus please :D

Although this is the title character it isn't a very big part. :lol:

Strange play, nobody is in more than 2 acts except the parasite :hmm:
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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2021, 11:06 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 17th, 2021, 1:34 pm

leaving a cookie crumb for my DPL jobs, and yes, how can I resist a name like Crocotium ? :lol:

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Post by Kitty » July 17th, 2021, 2:36 pm

I heard from Greg that he was interested in the role of the parasite Gelasimus and he asked me to claim it for him in his absence. I'll put him in the MW then, he will confirm it as soon as he can get online again.

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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2021, 2:42 pm

Great.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » July 17th, 2021, 3:16 pm

Could I please read Stephanium?

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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2021, 3:28 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 19th, 2021, 6:14 am

Crocodile snapping at Parasite...

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stichus_crocotium_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:43 min.

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Post by ToddHW » July 19th, 2021, 6:51 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 28th, 2021, 3:06 am

Stichus act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stichus_stichus_3.mp3

Just to get this moving a bit :lol:

Still can't work out why the play is named after this guy, he is hardly in it until the last act :hmm:
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Post by ToddHW » July 28th, 2021, 3:21 am

Thank you.

Maybe it is some misdirection on the author's part. Maybe Stichus was the name of some official being satirized. Maybe there are fragments missing - it is 2500 years old.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 28th, 2021, 3:26 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 28th, 2021, 3:21 am
Maybe there are fragments missing - it is 2500 years old.
I have recorded the fragments as best possible. If you want them done differently let me know.
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