Arbaces


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Arbaces

priest who frames Glaucus. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490–492]
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Then in another new venture Giovanna Sestini made her first appearance in serious opera in the character of Arbaces in Thomas Arne's Artaxerxes.
22) Arbaces has therefore assembled the populace not only to meet them in triumph, but to present to them a reconciled Tigranes.
Y de igual manera, hemos de advertir que en el mismo tiempo en que entre los latinos reino Procas, padre de Amulio y de Numitor, abuelo de Rea Silvia, que fue la madre de Romulo y Remo; en ese mismo tiempo la monarquia de los asirios fue traspasada a los medos por el prefecto Arbaces.
El personaje de este poema propone un juego desde donde se crea una identidad tal vez ficticia ("ser Arbaces por ejemplo/ y agonizar en Pompeya"), lo cual tiene que ver con un lugar marginal y en cierto modo protegido desde donde observar y leer la vida, pues el sujeto escindido de todas estas identidades ensayadas ("la bruja en su cueva o madre de mis munecas"), de todas estas experiencias, vuelve para ser la que habla desde un lugar compartido: "pero al fin estoy aqui/ con vosotras/ sobrevivi" (Chocano 1986: 6).
The courtier Gobrius has crucial information, which is that Arbaces is his son, and not the legitimate king, and so his love for his supposed sister is not incestuous.
If we accept, as I think we do, that Richard Burbage played Hamlet and Brutus and Henry V in 1599, or Lear and Volpone and Vindice in 1606-7, are we being unreasonable if we hope to see the same excellent actor as two Petruchios and King Arbaces in this twenty-first century experiment in theatre history?
In the play, Mardonius stands in a critical relationship to both the absolutist King Arbaces of the upper plot and the cowardly, pandering Bessus of the lower.
According to Cooper's Chronicle (1560; STC: 15219), Sardanapalus was an effeminate sybarite who, defeated by the Mede captain Arbaces, 'bovrned hym selfe with all his delicacies, (which he esteemed more then all his empire) in a great fyre, onely in that shewynge hym selfe to be a man' (33v).
Arbaces no habia visitado muchas veces a Dione, y cuando lo hizo, no llego a encontrarse con Glauco ni sospecho que un amor se interponia entre el y los proyectos que habia concebido.
Political discourse is added to sexual discourse in the third chapter, "Representing Authority," which traces the emergence of presiding authority figures in the persons of Gower in Pericles, Gobrius and Arbaces in A King and No King, and Prospero in The Tempest.
Arbaces was one of two roles originally sung by castrati, but in the happy disappearance of that curious phenomenon, this part is now well sung by a mezzo-soprano, Patricia Spence.
The last two members of the cast were castrati: Peretti making his first appearance on an English stage as Artaxerxes and Tenducci as Arbaces, son of Artabanes.