[FULL][PLAY]Britannicus by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » October 21st, 2020, 7:07 am

Britannicus by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699). Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)

Britannicus is son and heir of the Roman emperor Claudius. However, this does not please Nero, who wants both throne and Britannicus's fiancee Junia.
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  • Now that we have that most tragic and heroic tale of Tom Thumb (oh, how very sad!) out of the way, we can return to Racine's more historical tragedies.

    Gender neutral, or perhaps I should say Genderum Neutralis in keeping with this play's Roman theme.

    Kitty will be our most favored DPL (Mostalium Favoralius DPLium), and while she may be Agrippina's confidential friend, she can be your confidential friend too - so long as you don't miss any lines!



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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: iluonHUj
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jean Racine) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 37
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1669
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

        Keywords that describe the book: Nero, claudius

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Post by Kitty » October 21st, 2020, 8:50 am

ToddHW wrote:Mostalium Favoralius DPLium
:lol: do you lie awake at night to come up with these ideas ?

Well, getting this on my DPLium-list and yes, I'll try to be very confidential this time. You can tell me all your secrets...

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Post by ToddHW » October 21st, 2020, 8:53 am

Tough to say when inspiration will strike.
I'll try to be very confidential this time. You can tell me all your secrets...
Be careful though - I bet she tells Nero....

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Post by alanmapstone » October 21st, 2020, 9:17 am

Narcissus please :D

In Handel's operatic version of this story Narcissus was a castrato :help:
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Post by ToddHW » October 21st, 2020, 9:59 am

Thank you. I have heard a good counter-tenor sing that role.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 21st, 2020, 4:38 pm

Caesar adsum jam forte
Brutus aderat
Caesar sic in omnibus
Brutus sic in at.
alanmapstone wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 9:17 am
Narcissus please :D

In Handel's operatic version of this story Narcissus was a castrato :help:
Now he’s highly sought
By the LV choir
For his new-found talent
To sing much HIGHer...

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Post by thestorygirl » October 22nd, 2020, 1:23 pm

You guys are too funny! :lol:
I just love stories set in ancient Rome! May I play Junia?

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Post by ToddHW » October 22nd, 2020, 1:53 pm

Thank you.

Too funny? Impossible!

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Post by alanmapstone » October 28th, 2020, 2:08 am

alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 5:55 am

ah yes, I see...you are the voice of reason this time, Alan. Narcissus has a good chance to survive the plot :lol: Perfect start so far, and PL ok.

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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2020, 5:59 am

Do you mean Act 2?

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 6:05 am

ToddHW wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 5:59 am
Do you mean Act 2?
no it was act 1, I already moved it down the list ;) I preceded you by one minute.

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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2020, 7:35 am

I preceded you
Story of our life...

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Post by Kitty » October 30th, 2020, 2:26 pm

here is dutiful Albina, worrying for the emperor and her mistress. I especially loved my final monologue :9: big feelings, as only Racine can write them

Oh and I noticed that after all, Narcissus does not survive the plot (or at least he comes to grievous bodily harm - sorry, Alan)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/britannicus_albina_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:27 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/britannicus_albina_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:33 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/britannicus_albina_5_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:39 min.

Sonia


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