Artaxerxes I of Persia (اردشیر یکم), the son of Xerxes I, has been the object of a number of literary and dramatic works over the years.
Among the dramatic works about Artaxerxes are:
- 1 Artaxerce by Claude Boyer
- 2 Artaserse by Pietro Metastasio and Leonardo Vinci
- 3 Artaxerce by Antoine Marin Lemierre
- 4 Artaxerxes, of De Vader Rechter over zijn Zoon by an unknown author
- 5 Artaxerce by Etienne-Joseph-Bernard Delrieu
- 6 Sources
Artaxerce by Claude Boyer
Published with a commentary by the author in 1683.
Artaserse by Pietro Metastasio and Leonardo Vinci
Artaserse is an Italian opera by Pietro Metastasio and Leonardo Vinci, first performed in 1730.
Artaxerce by Antoine Marin Lemierre
The original text
Modelled on the opera Artaserse (1730) by Pietro Metastasio and Leonardo Vinci. It was first produced in Paris in 1766. Published under the name Antoine-Marin Le Mierre, in Paris by Valat-la-Chapelle, 1773.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into Dutch as Artaxerxes, of De Bezoedelde Onschuld ("Artaxerxes, or the sullied innocence") by Nicolaas Willem Op den Hooff and published in Amsterdam in 1767 by Izaak Duim. (It appears that there are also versions of Duim's publication without an atttribution, and the text is then attributed to Antoine Marin Lemierre (1733–1793) by the particular library holding the text.)
This is possibly the text performed in South Africa as Artaxerxes, of De Vader Rechter over zijn Zoon ("Artaxerxes, or the father judge of the son").
The title Artaxerxes, of De Vader Rechter over zijn Zoon is found in relation to a Dutch performance in Cape Town and was billed as a tragedy in 3 acts. It would appear from Bosman (1980) to have been a version of Nicolaas Willem Op den Hooff's Dutch play Artaxerxes, of De Bezoedelde Onschuld ("Artaxerxes, or the sullied innocence").
Performance history in South Africa
Artaxerce by Etienne-Joseph-Bernard Delrieu
Artaxerce is a tragedy in five actsby Etienne-Joseph-Bernard Delrieu, (ca. 1760-1836). Performed for the first time in Paris, at the Théâtre Français, on 30 April 1808 and at St.-Cloud, before their Imperial Majesties on 18 August in the same year. Published in Paris by Giguet et Michaud, 1808.
Facsimile version of the original Dutch play of 1767, attributed to Hooff, Google E-book
Facsimile version of the original Dutch play of 1767, attributed to Lemierre, Google E-book
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