FULL[PLAY]Bajazet, by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 13th, 2021, 4:57 pm

Bajazet, by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699), translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)
"The time to which this tragedy relates is much later than that of any other of Racine's historical plays. The capture of Babylon (or rather Bagdad) from the Persians by Sultan Amurath IV, on which the catastrophe of the plot depends, occurred only a year before the poet's birth, viz 1638."
(Summary by The Translator)
Another Racine as we move to Volume 2 of his collected works. A setting change - no longer Rome - but the Seraglio of Constantinople.

Gender neutral, of course.

Sonia will play the slave Zara, being your ever trusty DPL in her few spare moments.

We completed the last Racine in less than a month. Can we do that again?


Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.94843/page/n15/mode/2up

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  • Project Code: vOub8Isl
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine (Jean Racine)
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

Keywords that describe the book: Babylon, persians

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Post by alanmapstone » February 13th, 2021, 5:54 pm

Can I take Osman please? 😺
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Post by VocalPenguin » February 13th, 2021, 7:07 pm

May I play Bajazet?

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Post by Availle » February 13th, 2021, 7:11 pm

Oh, could I be Atalide please. I'm sure I'll make the perfect damsel. 8-)
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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 8:26 pm

Nor much in the way of stage directions, but I'd be glad to take them. I assume you want the introduction?
Now, I just have to figure out the pronunciations . . . .

And, congratulations on Bernice LV project 15,000! :clap:

(glad I got those last two lines in :wink: )
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Post by ToddHW » February 14th, 2021, 5:12 am

Thank you.

Yes, please read the Introduction.

Remember my rule about pronouncing names: so long as you are consistent in your files, you are okay. Differences between the way characters pronounce names I take to be accents, affection, or affectation.

(Note that Sonia can probably set you straight if you really want to know how a name "should" be pronounced.)

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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2021, 6:27 am

Pronunciation of names is tricky in this case. As it is a French play should they be done the French way (for which Sonia can be our authority) but it is an English translation so maybe English names are appropriate. Then of course there are the original Turkish pronunciations, if anyone knows what they are :hmm:
I note that my character is Osman in this version but Osmin in the French text :D
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » February 14th, 2021, 8:19 am

Oooh, another Racine! I'd like to claim Roxana, please! :)
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Post by Kitty » February 14th, 2021, 10:32 am

I nearly missed the launch here :shock: getting this on my DPL list and I confirm the role of Zara :) Looking forward to my dialogues with Availle in this one.

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Post by jennlea » February 14th, 2021, 5:23 pm

May I claim Fatima?
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Post by ToddHW » February 14th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Great. We are now full.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2021, 8:37 pm

Fully claimed only 24 hours after launching 👍
Racine seems suddenly very popular :lol:
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Post by Kitty » February 15th, 2021, 11:42 am

First role in 8-)

And luckily in this play I don't die
But remain to utter the final sigh


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bajazet_zara_1.mp3
Recording time: 0:57 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bajazet_zara_3.mp3
Recording time: 1:26 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bajazet_zara_4.mp3
Recording time: 0:34 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bajazet_zara_5.mp3
Recording time: 0:49 min.

Sonia
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Let's bring those projects to a close. :9:

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