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My casts upon your life but not yet until I know if you will change again if you will not me and even today the what shall we do. Shall we sail so we do as he asks. Prince it is you must decide. Kind of compassion but terrible compassion has come upon me for I have felt for him all the time. But God did not bring on yourself. Men's brains we are crafty victory over man shall I do I would I had never left scare as so hateful as what I face now. You were not bad yourself by bad men's teaching you came to practise your power lesson. Leave it to others such as it suits and sail away. Give me my arms which are too strong. What are you doing. Give me those arms. Who is this is that all disused voice it is. Oh this you certainly you can see and hear. Then I have been sold Indeed I am lost. It was here. Who took me prisoner robbed me of my own Gates high high and no other. I admit that but give me back my bow give it back to him that he will never be able to do now even if he wishes it and you must come with the blower my men will bring all your
wickedness and then get done so without limit. When these men bring me a gun against my will notice if you do not come with a good grace to lend of the knots and all mustering bites must die in de bad place. Let's hear your disuse drags me from you with vile hideous Zeus I would have you know. Zeus this lion's ruler was determined I am only his servants for a creature what things you can invent. You pleased the gods to screen your actions and make the dogs are blind they speak the truth. The road must be trying to you know I say yes you must listen. Slaves not freeing men was it took that off others up I got no no. But as equals are the great heroes with whom you are destined to take Troy. Dig down stone by stone or I would rather suffer anything than this that is to my deep in rugged Pressley pits if you mean to do. Threw myself down shut my head up on the rock. Houllier will take the solution out of his power and right. Choreographer deceases hunting now suffer in yard lack of the love the
bowstring. You who have never had a healthy thought. No noble you are disuse. Oh you'll have one tip me how you have stolen upon me over this boy as your shield. Because I did not know him. One that is no mate for you but worthy of me who knew nothing but to do what he was bitten and now when you see his suffering bitterly put his own faults and for what he brought on me ya Shaddy say tired son. Toss him step by step to be clever in mischief against his nature than we are. Now it is my turn now. To my sorrow you have me bound hand and foot in turn to take me away away from the shore on which you cast me once when the old friends of comrades a city of dead men among the living. Mine cus I have often questioned before but the guards give me nothing that is sweet to me. You have joy to be alive
and I have sorrow because I'm a very life feeling good is pain. Love that you would be all to generals the sons of Atreus whom to serve in this project. When you sailed with them it was by constraint and trickery. Well I came with you of my own free will when seven ships to my own doing well you whom they desire no didn't. Plus the way you say it was they had their digits and then you'll know how. Why are you taking me away from what I am. Nothing novel to you I hope long being dead. God hated rich. How is it that no I'm not claiming foul smelling. How can you have been your sacrifice to God by saying with your power your libations this was your excuse for casting me away. An ugly death among you. It will also come for you have wronged me. But the Gods care for justice and I know they do care for it. Otherwise you never would have sailed
again for my sake and my happiness had not the ghost of God no need of me come tell your. And of my father's God look on men's deeds engines on these mean time on the mall. If you have picking on rich cheaply as I live. If I saw them dead I could dream that I was free of my sickness. He's a hard man to dismiss this stranger and hard his words no yielding to suffering in them. If I had the time I have much I could say to him as it is there is only one thing as the occasion demands that kind of man am I. When there is a competition for men just and good you will find none more scrupulous than myself what I see can everything is to win except in your regard. I willingly yield to you and I let him go on and do not lay a finger on him. Let him stay here. We have these arms of yours.
We do not need you for the TT's tutor is with us who has the skill and I myself am no meaner master of him and have a straight a name. Why do we need you. Let us go. US will bring me the. You should have had I do what do you call the all dives in the glory of already nothing further to me. You son of a kid he's your voice has no bled for me. Would you go away and do not look at him. Your generosity may spoil our future. Will you go and leave me alone. Do you to have no pity. This young man is my captain. What he says to you I say as well as his will tell me that I'm full of pity for him. Still remain friend if he will have it so as long as it takes the sailors to ready the tackle and until we've made up to the gods perhaps in the meantime
he will have better thoughts about us. Let us go at this year's old sailor when we call you. Be quick to come. To school. This is really. What's going to be with you. For life. Find a way to keep my wretched life. But we don't wish for the things the burns with. No strength in me to stop. It was you who doomed yourself man of
hard fortune. From no other from nothing stronger came your mischance. When you could have chosen wisdom with better opportunity before you. You chose the worst so subtle is more. Subtle. His book. Lines live henceforth from the. A. New longer bringing home food is strong. And the cost to words of a touch of his heart stolen. Time I'd seen him condemned the pain for as long as I am. It was the will of the gods that has subdued you know trough to which my hand was lent. Turn your hate your ear Loman close as elsewhere. This indeed lies near my heart that you should not reject my friendship. By the shoulder of the great scene he sits in nuff said. He brandishes in his hand the weapon that kept me alive.
And. That I love. Forged from the Huns Id love you. If you could. See it. You're sure. You're cooking to seats in the face of life. And death in such as you contrived against me. A man should give careful heed to say what is just and when he has said it. Restrain his tongue from rancor and taunt. Odysseus was one man appointed by many by their command he has done this a service to his friends. Birds my victims tribes of bright eyed blood creatures tens of these killers. You need no need for me on my house. No more the strength of my hands of mine is mine. It is a good time to get just as freely on my discolored place.
Shocking I should die. Before I find means of life. Who can live on their own without a whole lot like giving up supplies in the name of the gods if there is anything you hold in respect. Draw near to a friend that approaches you in all sincerity. Know what you are doing. Know it well. It lies with you to avoid this doom. A pitiful thing to feed and nurture with your own body. It cannot learn how to endure the thousand burdens with which it is coupled again and again you have touched my old hurt for all that you are the best of those that came here. Why did you offer me. What have you done to me. What do you mean by this is you hope to bring me to the hateful land of Troy. I judge that to be best. I'm happy man come with me. Yet I never that is my fixed purpose not the Lord of the like thing betting his father bones come against me burning me with flame and.
Let your Liam go down on all those under its walls how Doctor cast me away crippled friend Grant me one prayer only what is it you would see thought if you have got drunk or an axe or some weapon give it me. What would you do with it then for ten foot all of me I would cut my own hand I mind a certain death one death I'd tell you why this I would go see my father where the house of death. He's no longer in the night I sit here my father's would I could see you I know who let the Holy streams to go help the Greeks my enemies not who are nothing anymore. Oh what. You have turned back may have told us there was hurry in your step. Will you not tell me why I
go to undo the wrong that I have done a strange thing to say. What wrong was that I did wrong when I obeyed you when the Greeks did we make you do. That was on would I practice craft and treachery with success on whom would you do some rash thing thing rash. I'm going to give something back back to the man I took it from. This but oh you cannot mean you are going to give it back just that I obtained it unjustly to my shame. Again you mean this in earnest. Yes unless it is not in earnest to tell you the truth. Now you have heard everything and there is someone who will prevent its execution who will that be the whole assembly of the Greeks and among them I myself you are a clever man Odysseus but this is not a clever case neither the words nor the acts are clever. Still if they are just they are better than clever how can it be just to give to him again what you want by my plan was a sin a shame and a sin which I shall try to retrieve. Have you no fear of the Greeks if you do this I have no fear of anything you can do when I act with justice. Nor will I yield to force and we shall fight not with the Trojans but with you let that be as it
will. Do you see my hand reaching for the spruce you'll see me do as much and that at once. I will let you alone. I shall go and tell this to the assembled Greeks and they will let me. That is very prudent. If you are always as prudent as this perhaps you will keep out of trouble. I call on you to lock he son of Pyrrhus come from your cave. What I use is the dog. Why do you call me for a friend. What would you have. This is a bad thing. Can there be some fresh mischief you come to do to top what you have done me. Easy I would only have you listen I'm afraid of that. I heard you before and I will fail words too but they destroyed me when I listen is there no place then for repentance that is just what you were in words when you stole my bow inspiring confidence. But so high and I am not like that now but I would hear from you whether you are entirely determined to remain here or will you go with us all stop.
You need not say another way at all that you say will be wasted. You are determined more than words can declare. I wish that I could have persuaded you. If I cannot speak to some purpose I have done you would say you don't to no purpose for you will never win my heart to friendship with you who have stolen my means of living by treachery. And then come and preach to me. I had son of a noble father I can see. Be you or pest that two sons of Atreus. Then a disused Zinedine you also do not curse me any more. Take your bow. Here I give it to you. Can you mean it's just another to know that I swear by the holy majesty of Zeus on high. These are sweet words to hear if only their own is the fact this plain stretch out your hand. Take your own bow again. Oh. There is no further cause for anger or a reproach
against me Manu. None of you have shown your own nature and true breeding son of Achilles your father when he still was with the living was the most famous of them. And as he is now. Of the day. I am happy to hear you speak well of my Father and of myself. Now listen to my request. The fortunes that the gods give to us men we must bear we cannot do otherwise. But men that playing wilfully to their sufferings as you do no one may forgive nor pity your anger has made a savage of you you will not accept advice although the friend advises in pure good heartedness. You loathe him. I think he is your enemy and hate you. Yet I will speak. Make Zeus the God of hosts be my witness market felucca TT's. Write it in your mind. You are sick and the pain of your sickness is of God's sending because you
approach the guardian of Christ. The serpent that with secret watch protects a roofless shrine to keep it from violation. You will never know relief while the self-same sun rises before you hear sets there again until you come of your own free will to try and meet among us the Escuela piety who will relieve your sickness. Then with a bow and by my side you will become Troy's conqueror. I will tell you how I know that this is so. That was a man of Troy who was taken prisoner Helen as a good prophet. He told us clearly how it should be and said besides that Troy must fall this summer he said. If I prove wrong you may kill me. Now since you know this year you and be gracious. It is a roar his heightening of game first to come into hands that can hear you and then be judged.
Preeminent among the Greeks winning the highest renown among them taking Troy that has cost infinity of him for life. Why should I still be alive and seeing why not begun to the doc. What should I do. How can I distrust his words. Who in friendship has counseled me so high they kneel. I do so how come before the eyes of men so miserable who will say a word of breeching to me. Eyes of mine that have seen all. Can you enjoy to see me living with my murderers the sons of Atreus with Kesey to disuse. It is not the sting of wrongs past but what I was look for and wrongs that come men whose wit has been mother to villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things. I must indeed wonder at yourself
in this you should not yourself be going to try but rather hold me. Heck they have done you wrong and robbed you of your father's arms. Will you go and help them fight them compel me to do the like. No body no. We hold that you promise to remain in skillets yourself. Let these bad men die in their own bad fashion. We should both thank you I and your father you will not then by helping the wicked seem to be like them. What you say is reasonable. Yet I wish that you would trust the gods my word and with me as friend fare forth walked to the plains of Troy to Doc because he had sons of Atreus with this supporting foot of mine to those who will give you redress who will save you and your rotting foot from its disease giver of great advice what have you said what I see fulfilled will be best for you and me and saying it do not blush before God why should one feel ashamed to do good to another. Is it good for the try dear for me I am your
friend and the word I speak is friendly. How so when you wish to betray me to my enemies. Learn not to be defiant in misfortune you will ruin me I know it why else not I you do not understand I tell you not know the trial be cast me away. They cast you away. Now they will restore you. Never evolve my will I must see you draw a child too since I cannot convince you of anything I say. It is easiest for me to leave my argument and you live as you are living with no hope of cure. Let me suffer what I must suffer what you promised to me and touched my hand to bring me home. Fulfill it for me boy. To her today. Do not speak again to Troy. I've had enough of sorrow and lemon. If you were then let us go. No this is the way you spoke. Brace yourself. Stand firm on your feet to the limits of my strength. How shall I avoid the blame of the Greeks. Give it no thought. What if they come and Harry my country I shall be there
what help will you be able to give me with a bowl of Heather clean with you. I shall drive them from it if you will to what you say. Come now kiss this ground farewell and come with me. Not yet. Not until you have had my word sung Oh yes I am the voice of Herrick using your yes. I am ashamed of their opinions before you or it is to serve you I commonly leave my home among the dead. I come to tell of the plans of Zeus for you to turn you back from the road you are entering. Hearken to my words. Let me review to you my own story. Let me show you the tusks and sufferings that were mine and at the last the winning of deathless. There. Is this you can see in me no.
You are or lists must be your suffering to the winning of a life torn in glory out of this suffering. With this man Troy. First your shell find the cured of your sickness and then bid jobs to the best warrior among the Greeks. Paris the cause of all this evil you shall kill with the bow that was my troy you shall take you shall win the prize of valor from the Army and shells and the spoils home to your father. POS and the land of your fathers. From the spoils of the camp must dedicate some in Memory of My Son of Achilles I have the same words for you. You shall not have the strengths to capture Troy without this man nor he without you.
But like hunting together God you you him by choice and the sleepiest to really on to who you are his sickness twice as fast. To my but this room when you failed come to sac that. Keep citing your soft father's roof stinks. This does not die with men. With their own lives. It. Just. Sits to pull us from soul. Should know rawly do not tarry then. See in the tire. Saying. When. I.
Showed my watch. AS. Soon. AS. It did. The snow. Which. Was. Salt spray. Well many a time a nonsense might try the stall movements. To. Spring. By. The. US scene set of the island. Plane. On my way to the Fabulous. Just ahead of. Destiny. And the judgment of friends nerd concludes that he. Was. Just above.
The boy. The air. You have just filler TT's by Sophocles as produced by the University of Michigan Broadcasting Service. The translation published by the University of Chicago Press was by David Greene. The original music was composed by Johnny
belike and conducted by Henri and Dolly appearing in the title role of the lock to tears was Charles Lopez Isaacs. Others in the cast where Jerry send their resume up Thomas Howard Green as the chorus Victor dial as a disuse Marvin Diskin as the spawn and a Thomas kind as heroically use engineering by Ralph Johnson and Neil McLean. The production was under the direction of Jerry Sunday where this program may not be reproduced on tape or by any other means without the express permission of the University of Michigan and the publisher classical drama is produced and recorded by the University of Michigan broadcasting service under a grant in aid from the National Educational Television and Radio Center in cooperation with the National Association of educational broadcasters. This is the end I ybe Radio Network.
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Classical drama
Philoctetes, part 3
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University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program presents part three of Philoctetes by Sophocles, in a translation by David Grene. The introduction is by Professor Gerald Else, University of Michigan.
Series Description
This series presents full-length productions of Greek and Roman plays of antiquity in modern English translation with original music especially composed for this series. Each play is introduced by William Arrowsmith, University of Texas.
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Mythology, Greek--Adaptations.
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Composer: Bilik, Jerry H.
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
Speaker: Arrowsmith, William, 1924-1992
Speaker: Else, Gerald Frank, 1908-1982
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 61-58-3 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
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Duration: 00:26:26
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