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Two Voltairean Plays: The Triumvirate and Comedy at Ferney Louis Lurine

Two Voltairean Plays: The Triumvirate and Comedy at Ferney

Louis Lurine

Published May 6th 2013
ISBN : 9781479409716
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204 pages
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Set in Roman times, Voltaires play THE TRIUMVIRATE details a meeting on an island between Anthony and Octavian, in which the two main players in the post-Caesar Roman world decide how to divide up the spoils of war--and eliminate all potentialMoreSet in Roman times, Voltaires play THE TRIUMVIRATE details a meeting on an island between Anthony and Octavian, in which the two main players in the post-Caesar Roman world decide how to divide up the spoils of war--and eliminate all potential rivals. Anthony agrees to divorce his wife Fulvia and marry Octavians sister- and Octavian wants to marry Julia, Luciuss daughter, who loves Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey the Great. When a storm lands Julia and Pompey Junior on the island, Fulvia agrees to help the star-crossed lovers--if they will aid her in gaining her revenge on Anthony and Octavian. Louis Lurine and Alberic Seconds play COMEDY AT FERNEY features an elderly Voltaire, who must put off a starstruck young female fan who wants to meet him. But Voltaires guest, the Prince de Ligne, decides to use the situation to sample the favors of the infatuated woman. A clever and swift-moving comedy.