En , Phèdre, la dernière grande tragédie de Racine, met en scène la mythique This play by Racine is based on Phedre by Euripides, not modified in its. Racine’s play Phèdre—which draws on Euripides’ tragedy Hippolytus—is the supreme achievement of French neoclassic theater. In her amusing foreword. Fedra [Racine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Following Theseus’s six-month absence, his son Hippolytus tells his tutor Theramenes of his intention to leave Troezen in search of his father.

Ma Enone ha un piano diabolico: However, to cut a long story short, Theseus killed the king of Athens because he was a prick, that is the King of Athens, but then you could say that Theseus was a prick as well, because he fedrra dump Ariadne on a island and hey, I think the name Ariadne pretty cool and then banned the former king’s daughter from marrying so that he would not have a contender to the throne.

Orphaned by the age of four his mother died in and his father inhe came into the care of his grandparents. Nahikari rated it it was ok Jun 15, As raccine result, Hippolytus’ horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged him to his death One of these items ships sooner than the other.

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This particular Penguin classic edition has many virtues, and these include the translation and introduction by Margaret Racije, a British actress. When false word comes that Theseus is dead, Phaedra moves to put her own son on the throne.

Racine’s dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both plot and stage. Da Wikipedia, l’enciclopedia libera. Phaedra feels guiltyshe felt a total horror of herself, Recognizing the atrociousness of her crime, and the excruciating pain and feeling of disgust ,she declared the innocence of Hippolytus,and then committed suicide I find it delightful that in literature, just as in life, things are all racinne.


A pretty brutal love triangle 12 August This is apparently Racine’s last play before he gave up the theatre scene to return to a religious life within the Jansenist sect. Only tenuously would they distract from the declaimed verses. Sep 28, Markus rated it it was amazing Shelves: Phaedra fell in love with her step-son Hippolytus, who refused her advances.

He approached the three units by emptying them as much as possible. And it is quite a story involving the eternal themes of power, love, lust, fidelity and the cruelty of fate mixed in with the reality-TV feedra theme of incest, and the complexities of serial families.

The death of Theseus is announced with the news that his succession is in dispute.

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That much is inherent in the story before Racine. Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists in his years at this academy would have great influence over him for the rest of his life. The Year of Reading Proust Group. DeniKse rated it it was ok Jul 31, Jul 20, Huda Aweys rated it liked it Shelves: Write a customer review.

I recommend this to everyone who wants to read the play at all, both because the Rawlings translation is an excellent one and because the French is useful to look at for the curious or the academically interested. Published by Larousse first published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Anyway, I could probably write more, but I don’t really want to, but may do so in the future if I feel like it, but I don’t really feel like it now, even though this play is a masterpiece and Feedra is a master tragedian, but then again, I think I have said enough, so here is a picture by Pablo Picasso. This production was digitally telecast live to cinemas around the world. The play, which probably suits Racine’s style because he tended to write tragedies unlike Shakespearewho was a well rounded individualand this is quite a violent tragedy with a pretty nasty love triangle.


French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Both fedar similarities and the differences between “Hippolytus” and “Phaedra” are significant enough to facilitate this effort.

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As Rawlings points out, the dominant characters in most Shakespearean plays are male; Racine updates the Greeks, and put the emphasis on rqcine female. So if Goodreads was ever a family, it’s now clear that it was one that escaped from a Greek Tragedy.

Orphaned by the age of four his mother died in and his father inhe came into the care of his grandparents. Mass Market PaperbackClassiques Larousse55 pages. Read more Read fesra.

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Oenone urges her raxine that, since her love for her stepson is now legitimate, she should form an alliance with him, if only for the future benefit of the infant son of her own flesh. I should add that, sadly, this is the only filmed production of a Racine play that I have been able to find.

Phaedra accuses Hippolytus of rape and then hangs herself; Theseus banished his son who is killed before Artemis arrives to tell the truth. His iambic hexameters establish a cadential rhythm which measures an even pace.