Transformed into a donkey by magic gone wrong, Lucius undergoes various trials and adventures, and finally regains human form by eating roses sacred to Isis.
The treaty was signed in but the festivities continued well into It is likely that Louis XIV also wished to re-use some or all of the sets from Ercole Amante, at the very least the sets representing Hell.
He versified the prologue, the first act and the first scene of acts two and three. The rest of the play was versified by Pierre Corneille.
Philippe Quinault wrote all of the poetry that was set to music. The music itself was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully.
The story of Psyche and Cupid is recounted by Eros and psyche play old woman to a young girl kidnapped by brigands.
There were two ballets on the subject: Plot summary[ edit ] Prologue: Flora and her followers summon Venus to participate in their games in celebration of the peace that Louis XIV has brought to the world. Venus arrives in a fury, however, and breaks the hitherto musical atmosphere of the prologue.
She sends her son to punish Psyche, despite his reticence.
Psyche refuses both suitors before being called away by a messenger. The King informs Psyche of her fate. She accepts it unflinchingly, though her father prefers to defy the gods. After bidding him farewell, her sisters arrive and seem unwilling to leave her alone.
Psyche pushes them to save themselves, but they reply that oracles are always mysterious and perhaps her fate will not be so hard after all. They finally leave and Psyche believes herself to be alone at last to face her doom when her suitors appear to defend her.
She chastises their impiety.
Their attempt to defend her is in any case vain, as she is carried away by zephyrs. The set changes for the third act, representing a magnificent palace. At this time, Vulcan sings the second intermede, encouraging his crew of cyclops to finish building the palace.
Psyche wakes up and is confused by her splendid surroundings. Rather than being attacked by a monster, Psyche is greeted by the dashing figure of Cupid who declares his love for her. After a love scene, Psyche impresses upon Cupid whose identity she still does not know that she must share her happy fate with her sisters and father.
They feed her curiosity regarding the identity of her lover and make her fear his unfaithfulness, suggesting that all the palace may be no more than a lie, an enchantment. Zephyr takes them away. Psyche demands to know the identity of her lover. Cupid resists, saying that to know his identity is to lose him forever, but swears that he will tell her if she wishes it absolutely.
She insists, and Cupid confesses his identity, then disappears, taking the palace with him. Alone in a lugubrious setting, Psyche bemoans her fate, and resolves to drown herself in the river. The River God forbids her, saying the heavens forbid it and that an easier fate may be in store.
But in the mean time, Venus arrives to chastise and to punish Psyche. Psyche is in Hell and meets her two suitors.The tale of Cupid and Psyche (or "Eros and Psyche") is placed at the midpoint of Apuleius's novel, and occupies about a fifth of its total length.
The novel itself is a .
1 EROS AND PSYCHE: PART I CAST EROS/VOICE Young God of Love PSYCHE Beautiful Mortal Princess APHRODITE Goddess of Love and Beauty KING Psyche’s Father SISTER ONE Psyche’s Conceited Sister SISTER TWO Psyche’s Other Conceited Sister ZEPHYR The West Wind SERVANT Invisible Servant NARRATOR: In a far, mountainous kingdom, a king had three daughters.
While his . Eros and Psyche by Tom Noe It is 50 years since the night when Psyche disobeyed the command of Zeus by lighting an oil lamp to see the face of her husband Eros, the god of love. Zeus had allowed the two to wed—mortal human and immortal god—only on condition that Psyche .
Achiru is raising funds for The Myth of Eros and Psyche ACT 1: Eros' Plan on Kickstarter! The tale is set in a meta-universe where char-actors play roles in the story as a contemporary parody and commentary of the Classical Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, which traditionally centres on how a young girl is deflowered and matures into a woman.
The tale of Cupid and Psyche (or "Eros and Psyche") is placed at the midpoint of Apuleius's novel, and occupies about a fifth of its total length. Playwright Emily C. A. Snyder's five-act iambic pentameter version of Cupid and Psyche ~ A New Play in Blank Verse, Artist: Vernon March.
1 EROS AND PSYCHE: PART II CAST EROS Young God of Love PSYCHE A Beautiful Mortal Princess APHRODITE Goddess of Love and Beauty ZEPHYR West Wind ZEUS Lord of Olympus VOICE/REED A Talking Reed ANT QUEEN Leader of an Ant Colony CHARON Aged Ferryman of the Underworld HADES Lord of the Underworld PERSEPHONE Queen of the Underworld PSYCHE: NARRATOR: On the .