Alexander the Great

Jean RACINE (1639 - 1699), translated by Robert Bruce BOSWELL (1864 - 1933)

Racine caused furour in the French theater community with his second play, Alexander the Great, when "The sensitive poet seems to have been disgusted by the manner in which it was being acted; for, a fortnight after it had been put on the boards at the Palais Royal [by Moliere], Moliere's company learned with astonishment and indignation that it was being simultaneously performed at a rival theatre." "The story of this drama is derived from Quintus Curtius, Plutarch, and Justin." Racine followed the rules of classical French dramatists: one main plot, action takes place in one day and at one location. - Summary by Translator and ToddHW

Cast list:
Alexander: Ron Altman
Porus, Indian King: ToddHW
Taxiles, Indian King: Ethan Hurst
Axiana, Queen of another part of India: Matea Bracic
Cleophila, sister of Taxiles: Availle
Hephaestion: Chris Pyle
Stage Directions: Sonia
Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Drama

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:19:56
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:18:23
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:17:19
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:19:13
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:18:45