15 Works in Bacchae - Euripides

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    Thank you for joining us. And now, our ongoing coverage of the missing persons cases continues. Nearly two-hundred thousand people have been reported as missing in the past week. Police can find that the only commonality is that all the missing persons reported are women. Besides that, there are no other commonalities in these disappearances: no motive, method, ethnicity, or economic status. The mayor, Pentheus Vasileías, claims that he will do everything in his power to find these women and return them to their families.

     

    Angelo Erastís has taken over the case to find the missing women of Saint Louis. The mayor- once his best friend in high school- is on the hunt for the man who claimed to be a follower of a Divine named Dionysus. The man claims to know more about his aunt than the city, saying her death was no accident. Pentheus is determined to find his family, but is he ready to face the truth about his history and himself?

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    When I was a very small child my Aunt Semele was struck by lightning and died.

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    42
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    1/1
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    10
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    2
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    A few years into his reign, Henry IV is troubled to learn of mystic attracting followers to his revels in the Forest of Hainault. Some say he's a saint or prophet, others that he's a vision of Christ himself. Many have noticed that he resembles the old king, Richard II.

    Prince Hal - always curious about the latest novelty - takes his friends to see, but his cynicism melts away in the presence of the charismatic, kingly figure, and so eventually does his sanity.

    Henry must take action to restore order to his family and his kingdom, but what chance does order stand against this powerful and delicious chaos?

    A reworking of Euripides' Bacchae in the world of medieval Christianity and Shakespeare's histories.

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    5/5
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    1
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    15
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    34
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    8
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    When the strange priest arrives at the palace Pentheus is taken aback. Relief is short lived, soon replaced by dozens of other worries. Who is this lackadaisical man with honey-coloured hair? Sashaying across the thrown room, light as snowfall. Sharp violet eyes, half-lidded in perpetuity. Creamy skin flushed a seductive pink at the smooth cheeks, the plump wine-stained lips, the gently sloping collarbones…

    Thump THUMP thump THUMP thump THUMP

    Clever.

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    Day and night the bakkhai dance. It's enough to drive a man insane.

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    1/1
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    26
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    2
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    Maybe things wouldn't have gone to shit if they could have worked out their problems with a little old fashioned sex.

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    6
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    In Hades a nameless soul wanders in a misty landscape; whilst elsewhere Dionysos pays a visit to the Lady, seeking a favour.

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    6
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    18
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    2
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    The song of a Maenad. She might be Agave; she might not.

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    "That's the saddest name I have ever heard." (Dionysos to Pentheus)

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    15
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    1/1
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    1
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    7
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    1
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    101
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    I saw the 2015 play once last month with no prior knowledge of it...I saw there isn't a fic for this version here (though there probably is on tumblr!) so thought I would do something about that.
    Hopefully it won't suck too much.

    Basically Dionysus relates what happens when Pentheus believes he has him imprisoned...so possible unreliable narrator.

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    1/1
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    Seeing clearly is a perilous business

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    2
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    9
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    Poor Semele, in the garden,
    Caught a god within her eye
    And great Zeus, that boundless circle
    Sighed and opened up his thigh.

    And Agave, on the mountain
    Heard a god say open wide.

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    1/1
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    1
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    52
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    79
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    29
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    Of course, even as concerns began to air in the community about ‘that troublesome stranger’, no one ever dreamed that he had roots much closer to home.

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    When I was a very small child my Aunt Semele was struck by lightning and died.

    [A podfic of this story exists here.]

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    1/1
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    Written for the prompt "bruises." Takes place after Pentheus has Dionysus imprisoned for insulting him.

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    236
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    1/1
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    1
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    3
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    37
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    6
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    22
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    1
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    423

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