OPEN[PLAY]Amphitryon by Moliere - thw

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Post by ToddHW » September 18th, 2019, 7:16 am

Amphitryon by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

"The history of Amphitryon and Alcmene, or rather the myth of the birth of Hercules, is certainly very old, and is to be found in the literature of different nations." Under Moliere's touch, it becomes "One of the most charming and natural comedies composed in French verse.... Sprightliness and vivacity abound in this comedy...."
( Translator Henri Van Laun)
  • Yet another Moliere - not many more to go and we will have been through them all (once). Interesting to see Hercules as a comedy, but Moliere was not the first to do this - much of the play is based on an earlier one by Platus.
    Gender neutral, of course, and the indomitable Kitty will be watching over us as a god-like DPL.



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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: 8Biq9FFm
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molière
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1668
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: love, gods, hercules

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 8:01 am

ah the new Molière :)

getting this on my DPL list and taking on the role of Cleanthis please. Looking forward to giving you a piece of my mind again, Todd. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » September 18th, 2019, 8:03 am

With all the pieces of your mind you keep giving me, it is a wonder you have any left!

(Oh, to be anonymous sometimes....)

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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 8:05 am

ToddHW wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 8:03 am
With all the pieces of your mind you keep giving me, it is a wonder you have any left!
:shock: :lol: didn't see that one coming. Ok, you just wait...

Sonia

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Post by bluechien » September 18th, 2019, 8:11 am

Can I claim Night?
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Post by NemoR » September 18th, 2019, 8:12 am

May I claim Mercury please.
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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 8:17 am

Eva and Nemo, great to see you in here as well :9: sure you can have the roles, glad to have you on board !!! Nemo: as Mercury you can bicker a bit with me as well :lol: what a treat ! :mrgreen:

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Post by NemoR » September 18th, 2019, 8:21 am

Kitty wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 8:17 am
Eva and Nemo, great to see you in here as well :9: sure you can have the roles, glad to have you on board !!! Nemo: as Mercury you can bicker a bit with me as well :lol: what a treat ! :mrgreen:

Sonia
Yay!!! ....plus I get to beat Todd ... a double treat! :mrgreen:
Nemo

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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 8:22 am

NemoR wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 8:21 am
Yay!!! ....plus I get to beat Todd ... a double treat! :mrgreen:
poor Todd...somehow he picks those roles...

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Post by WiltedScribe » September 18th, 2019, 10:24 am

I've been incredibly busy for the first half of the month, but now it's time to get back in the recording spirit. :) I'd love to record Amphitryon!
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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 10:44 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 10:24 am
I've been incredibly busy for the first half of the month, but now it's time to get back in the recording spirit. :) I'd love to record Amphitryon!
nothing more enjoyable than the role of the cuckolded husband :mrgreen: glad to have you back in gear, Tomas !

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Post by alanmapstone » September 18th, 2019, 11:53 am

As there not many parts left I will take Naucrates.

Is it just me or is this text difficult to enlarge to a readable size?
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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 12:10 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 11:53 am
As there not many parts left I will take Naucrates.
there's also Jupiter ;) but as you wish :) it will be Naucrates. Thank you Alan.
Is it just me or is this text difficult to enlarge to a readable size?
I find that at archive the text can be immensely enlarged. Did you ever notice the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner ? you should be able to see it here: https://archive.org/stream/dramaticworksmol02moliiala#page/464/mode/2up

what I always do is click on "one page" only, not the double page. It's the sixth icon from the right in the bottom corner, showing one page. Then you click the magnifying glass two times and that usually is enough for me. You can click it a third time if you need.

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Post by Foon » September 18th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Hi guys,
May I claim the stage directions? :D
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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Foon wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Hi guys,
May I claim the stage directions? :D
yay, a very important part has been claimed. :9: Todd is always happy when the stage directions come in, then he can start doing his editing outline.

Thank you so much, Foon !

Sonia

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