Difference between revisions of "Lucrèce Borgia"

Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Redirected page to Lucrezia Borgia)
Tag: New redirect
(24 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[Lucrèce Borgia]]'' is a French play by Victor Hugo (1802-1885)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo]
#REDIRECT [[Lucrezia Borgia]]
It is often referred to as ''[[Lucrezia Borgia]]''.
==The original text==
Based on the various stories about of Spanish-Italian noblewoman Lucrezia Borgia (1480–1519)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia_Borgia], Hugo's play consists of 15 scenes in 3 acts. It was initially called ''[[Le Festin à Ferrare]]'' ("the feast at Ferrara") and was written in July of 1832, possibly being altered slightly before the production. The play was first performed at the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin on 2 February, 1833, with the mise en scène by Hugo himself with the leading actor,  Frédérick Lemaitre, and music by Alexandre Piccinni. The text was published in Paris by Eugène Renduel, 1833.
==Translations and adaptations==
Felice Romani  based his Italian libretto for Gaetano Donizetti's (1797-1848)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaetano_Donizetti] melodramatic opera '''''[[Lucrezia Borgia]]''''' (in a prologue and two acts)  on Hugo's play. The opera was first performed on 26 December 1833 at La Scala, Milan.
The French text was adapted as a three act English drama called '''''[[Lucretia Borgia]]''''' by J.M. Weston ()[]. First performed in the St Charles Theatre, New Orleans in 1844, the Fedral Street Theatre, Boston in 1847. The text first published in New York by [[Samuel French]] (circa 1865?).
== Performance history in South Africa ==
===Performances of the play===
1866: Performed as ''[[Lucretia Borgia]]'' (probably the Weston version) by the [[Le Roy-Duret Company]] in the [[Harrington Street Theatre]], Cape Town,
===Performances of the opera===
1869: Performed tin the [[Mutual Hall]], Cape Town by the [[Miranda-Harper Company]] .
== Sources ==
[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp.
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
== Return to ==
Return to [[PLAYS I: Original SA plays]]
Return to [[PLAYS II: Foreign plays]]
Return to [[PLAYS III: Collections]]
Return to [[PLAYS IV: Pageants, carnivals and public performances]]
Return to [[South_African_Festivals|South African Festivals and Competitions]]
Return to [[The ESAT Entries]]
Return to [[Main Page]]

Latest revision as of 06:35, 7 August 2020

Redirect to: