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Castle Agrazant

Castle Agrazant is an opera composed by Ralph Lyford. It premiered on 29 April 1926 with Forrest Lamont performing, in Cincinnati. Castle Agrazant won a Bispham Memorial Medal Award in 1926. The opera is set in Northern France in the aftermath of the Ninth Crusade - specified as 1290 in the program for the opera. Characters include Richard of Agrazant Riego of Agrazant, a young crusader and religious zealot; and his wife Isabeau. In the story, the husband and crusader, Richard, returns to avenge his persecuted wife, Isabeau. In the 1926 premier, Olga Forrai performed as Isabeau, Forrest La ...

Cleopatre captive

Cleopatre captive is a five-act tragedy by Etienne Jodelle, presented on 9 February 1553, first before the King Henri II of France in the Hotel de Reims, then at the College de Boncourt. The play is part of the posthumous collection Les Oeuvres et meslanges poetiques dEstienne Jodelle Sieur du Lymodin. Remy Belleau played the role of Cleopatra, Jean Bastier de La Peruse, that of Octavian. It was the first "tragedie humaniste", and Jodelle composed it in parallel with the first "humanist comedy", LEugene. The performance was a success, and was followed by a celebration in the antique manner ...

Evrydiki BA 2O37

Evrydiki BA 2O37 is a 1975 Greek-West German co-production black and white dramatic experimental independent surrealist underground art film directed by Nikos Nikolaidis, his debut feature film.

Fabula crepidata

A fabula crepidata or fabula cothurnata is a Latin tragedy with Greek subjects. The genre probably originated in adaptations of Greek tragedy beginning in the early third century B.C. Only nine have survived intact, all by Seneca. Of the plays written by Lucius Livius Andronicus, Gnaeus Naevius, Quintus Ennius, Marcus Pacuvius, Lucius Accius, and others, only titles, small fragments, and occasionally brief summaries are left. Ovids Medea also did not survive.

French history in the English-speaking theatre

In the first scene of Henry VI part 1 during the funeral procession of Henry V 1422, the duke of Bedford and other noblemen learn of military disasters at the hands of the French, led by the dauphin Charles, future King Charles VII, who successfully recapture several cities on French soil. In act 1 scene 8, the siege of Orleans is lifted 1429 by Charles with the help of Joan of Arc 1412–1431. In act 4, scene 1, during the coronation of Henry VI 1429, the Yorkists wear white roses on their hats, while the Lancastrians wear red roses, prefiguring the War of the Roses 1455–1485. In act 5 scen ...

Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy is a form of theatre from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor. It reached its most significant form in Athens in the 5th century BC, the works of which are sometimes called Attic tragedy. Greek tragedy is widely believed to be an extension of the ancient rites carried out in honor of Dionysus, and it heavily influenced the theatre of Ancient Rome and the Renaissance. Tragic plots were most often based upon myths from the oral traditions of archaic epics. In tragic theatre, however, these narratives were presented by actors. The most acclaimed Greek tragedians are Aeschylus, Sophocl ...