OPEN [Dialogue] Zeus the Tragedian, by Lucian-mas

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Post by Foon » May 24th, 2019, 5:34 am

Lucian's Dialogues Volume 4: Zeus the Tragedian by Lucian of Samosata (c. 125 - c. 180). Translated by Howard Williams (1837 - 1931)

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Final PL: Lucasoliveira

GENDER NEUTRAL CASTING!

Zeus, gloomy and in tragic distress, is implored by Hermes and Athena to divulge the cause of his melancholy condition; while Hera, true to her Homeric character, confidently attributes it to another earthly amour. The king of gods and men, thus adjured, announced the true reason of his anxiety--daring assaults upon the character of himself and the rest of the Olympian divinities, and, in fact, denial of their very existence by the skeptics. What would be the best course to pursue? ( Foon)
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Last edited by Foon on May 29th, 2019, 6:25 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by Foon » May 24th, 2019, 7:12 am

I have been contemplating whether to post this to the one-act play collection or not, but I decided not to for two reasons:
- I don't know if it will fit into a single section, and
- I'd like to run the entirety of the linked book in 6 parts:
1. Dialogues of the Gods (currently in progress),
2. Dialogues of the Sea-Gods
3. Dialogues of the Dead
4. Zeus the Tragedian (this one)
5. The Ferry-Boat: or, The Tyrant,
6. Three Dialogues by Lucian (The Convicted Zeus, The Convention of the Gods, and Menippus).
These last three are dialogues between two or three people, and are a lot shorter than 4. and 5., which is why I'd like to combine them into one volume.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 25th, 2019, 10:08 am

Foon,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by Foon » May 25th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Thanks MaryAnn!

The MW is all set up, so we're ready for claims!

I'm looking for a DPL for the final play, and a part PL too (but if no one shows up for the latter, I will do it myself).
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Post by Lucasoliveira » May 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Hi Foon, I can DPL the final play!

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Post by Foon » May 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Lucasoliveira wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Hi Foon, I can DPL the final play!
Excellent, thanks so much! :D
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Is casting gender neutral or specific? If neutral may I claim Hermes, if specific may I claim Athena?
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Post by Foon » May 25th, 2019, 4:09 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Is casting gender neutral or specific? If neutral may I claim Hermes, if specific may I claim Athena?
Gender neutral! I'll specify it in the first post. I'm going to run the rest of Lucian's works that I found over time, and it's mostly all men... So I'm definitely not gonna go with gender specific!
So, Hermes it is for you, thanks! :D
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Post by aaronwhite1977 » May 25th, 2019, 4:34 pm

This looks great! I was thinking Hermès, but, I just may have to ask for Zeus.

And then back off a bit, too many things to read!

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Post by leanneyauyau » May 25th, 2019, 5:03 pm

I'd like Athena please
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 25th, 2019, 5:52 pm

I've added Lucas to MW access. I'm leaving the PL role in the MW empty for now as you are still looking for someone to PL parts.

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 25th, 2019, 5:52 pm

I can do Timokles. :)
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » May 25th, 2019, 6:57 pm

How about Kollosus!
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Post by Foon » May 26th, 2019, 12:42 am

Great! Thanks everyone, MW updated! :D
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Post by leanneyauyau » May 27th, 2019, 10:06 am

I assume the MC is maryannspiegel? It currently says "yy-yyyy" in the topic post.


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