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The Buddha A Drama in Five Acts and Four Interludes   By: (1852-1919)

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The spelling and accents of Sanskrit names is not consistent in the book. The Table of Contents is not part of the original book.

THE BUDDHA

A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS AND

FOUR INTERLUDES

BY

PAUL CARUS

CHICAGO

THE OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO.

LONDON: 149 Strand

1913

CONTENTS

DIRECTIONS TO THE STAGE MANAGER.

CAST OF CHARACTERS.

GLOSSARY OF FOREIGN TERMS.

ACT I.

ACT II.

ACT III.

ACT IV.

ACT V.

DIRECTIONS TO THE STAGE MANAGER.

The scenery can be made very attractive by both historical accuracy and a display of Oriental luxury, but the drama may easily be performed with simple means at a small cost without losing its dramatic effect. Some of the changes, however, should be very rapid. The interludes can be replaced by lantern slide pictures, or may be omitted.

If the interludes are retained there need not be any intermission in the whole drama.

The music for the Buddha's Hymn of Victory, pages 5 and 39 (see The Open Court , XIX, 49); the dirge on page 19, ( Open Court , XIX, 567); Yasodhara's Song, page 37 ( Open Court , XVIII, 625); and the Doxology, page 63 and at the end ( Open Court , XVIII, 627), may be found in a collection entitled Buddhist Hymns (Chicago, Open Court Publishing Co., 1911).

COPYRIGHT BY

THE OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO.

1913

CAST OF CHARACTERS.

All vowels to be pronounced as in Italian.

Siddháttha Gótama, Prince of the Sakyas, later on the Buddha B

Suddhodana, King of the Sakyas, father of Siddháttha S

Pajapati, Queen of the Sakyas, aunt and stepmother of Siddháttha P

Princess Yasodhara, Siddháttha's wife Y

Rahula, Yasodhara's son R

Devadatta, brother of Yasodhara Dd

Kala Udayin, a gardener's son K

Gopa, Yasodhara's maid G

Visakha, a Brahman, Prime Minister of Suddhodana V

Devala, a Sakya Captain D

Bimbisara, King of Magadha Bb

Ambapali, King Bimbisara's favorite Ap

Nagadeva, Prime Minister of Mágadha, leader of an embassy N

General Siha, in the service of King Bimbisara GS

Jeta, Prince of Northern Kosala J

Anatha Pindika, a wealthy man of Savattha A

Mara, the Evil One M

Channa, Prince Siddháttha's groom Ch

Master of Ceremonies at Magadha Mc

General Siha's Captain C

A Brahman Priest Pr

A Farmer F

Servant St

Ministers, Officers, Soldiers, Trumpeters, Villagers, A Shepherd. Singers: Mara's Daughters, Angels, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.

GLOSSARY OF FOREIGN TERMS.

Buddha, the Enlightened One, the Saviour.

Bodhi, enlightenment or wisdom... Continue reading book >>




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