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Alexander the Great: A Play

Alexander the Great: A Play

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Alexander the Great: A Play

Länge:
77 Seiten
42 Minuten
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 22, 2014
ISBN:
9781909884304
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

This work is addressed to adults aged from 18 years and upwards, and especially to those interested in theatre, literature, philosophy and ancient Greek culture. This Thatrical Play is divided in three acts:

FIRST ACT

We witness the distress of Alexander the Great’s generals and the Persian generals, preceding the battle,the prayers they address to their Gods, for assistance,and also Alexander the Great’s grandeur, when in the battle of Issus, he captures Sisygambis, the mother of the Great king of Persia, Darius.

SECOND ACT

While the wars have ended, Hellenes are celebrating their victories Over the Persians. In one of these celebrations, Cleitus the general, in front of all, accuses Alexander the Great that he isn’t a God, but a human. Alexander the Great is enraged and assassinates him. Cleitus, now being dead, is transferred to a world reigned by a wise old man that demonstrates the error he committed in contradicting his King.Cleitus returns back to life and forgives Alexander the Great for killing him,But also asks him for forgiveness as well for his behavior. “Now I die, really with my will, Alexander my king” he says, bows, kisses the moribund Alexander the Great and dissipates in heavens.

THIRD ACT

Death of Alexander the Great. The generals and the officers go by him one by one and salute him for a last time, their beloved Alexander the King. Father Zeus appears in front of them. Blinding light covers the stage.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 22, 2014
ISBN:
9781909884304
Format:
Buch

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Alexander the Great - Ioannis E. M. Vassos

N.Tsiakalou

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHARACTERS

ACT A

SCENE A

SCENE B

SCENE C

SCENE D

SCENE E

SCENE F

SCENE G

ACT B

SCENE A

SCENE B

SCENE C

ACT C

SCENE A

SCENE B

THE AUTHOR

CHARACTERS

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Hellene, King of Macedonia and all the Hellenes

OLD MAN

The personification of Wisdom

CLEITUS

Alexander the Great’s General

PARMENION

Alexander the Great’s General

MITHRIDATES

Darius’ son in law

SPITHRADATES

Darius’ satrap

MEMNON

Darius’ general, his lineage descending from Rhodes

OLD PHRYGIAN

Respected elderly from the Phrygian lands

MACEDONIAN SOLDIER

A simple soldier from Alexander the Great’s guard

HEPHAESTION

One of the favourite generals of Alexander the Great

SISYGAMBIS

Darius’ mother

DARIUS

King of the immense lands of the Persian Empire

MAZAEUS

Darius’ general

PERDICCAS

The general who was offered the ring by Alexander the Great, a few moments before his death

SELEUKOS, KASSANDER, ANTIGONUS, LYSIMACHUS, PTOLEMY

Alexander the Great’s Generals

ZEUS

Father of All.

The story of the King of Macedonia, Alexander, and my king, I will narrate to you tonight, not as you have read or as destinies, fates and time willed to be written, but as human dream decided through its own reality to recount escaping the confines of the human dream.

That very Dream which knows how to plead for forgiveness when it errs!

If our acts could be amended in the course of our lives, or if those that were wrong or they that had forged dreams, after some years have passed when they depart from life, could they return through the time limit of that life, and cease their faults and fulfill those dreams exactly which time was not sufficient to realize, they would seek the way to return.

ABSOLUTION is the beginning and the end of that way in the process of the fulfillment of the lost dream. Yet, to us all, the mortals, absolution still means the way to depart from life.

And dream, the way to return to this life!

And I will be miniscule...

And I will be trivial when I arrive..

And I will be miniscule...

And I will be trivial when I depart..

And I will be blissful!!

For I had been an HELLENE!..

OLD MAN

How do you feel, are you fine?

CLEITUS

Old Man! What is your name?

OLD MAN

Be well! That is my name!

ACT A

SCENE A

On stage the headquarters of Alexander the Great. He is found gazing the Granicus River (334 B.C.)

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Grant me your silence and your bliss, o Gods, that I be made upon your image in mind before the battle commences.

Enter Cleitus

CLEITUS

My liege, Alexander, our time, so capital, now appears scarce.

Hours abstain from enumerating their minutes.

Lives chase for hope even in their wasted breaths.

Daunted daylight ransoms some proportion of gloom’s visage.

Time rendered ineffectual in inducing fate to obstruct death, not to be cast as the cause that will obliterate life.

[Falls briefly silent and then continues]

Our gazes will fleetingly depict our hopes, over the battleground where nobody resides, in this house of lamentation, which incalculable casualties will make into their colony.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

[without interrupting the train of his thoughts as a result of Cleitos’ presence]

To whom do my malcontented ideals owe a favour when they stray from the world of the ideas heading towards our own world where the only prerogative of their fate is that

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