En , Phèdre, la dernière grande tragédie de Racine, met en scène la mythique descente aux enfers d’une incomprise. Vouée au malheur par son hérédité. About Jean Racine: Jean-Baptiste Racine was a French dramatist, one of the big three of 17th century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and one. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 6 by Jean Racine. Phaedra by Jean Racine. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This version was staged shortly before his death with Diana Rigg playing the title role. Thank You for Your Pjedre So if Goodreads was ever a family, it’s now clear that it was one that escaped from a Greek Tragedy.

Um, yeah, that’s the recipe for a pretty awesome story.

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In one year I did not miss one single production. Mean Twain, American humorist, journalist, raicne, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. Jul 22, Ted rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only reason I gave this play four stars instead of five is that I don’t like the Aricia love plot.

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Leaving the stars in the sky and volcano activity, for own on safety, extinct, this is a very intense, fascinating tragedy so racihe that I couldn’t help but to read every line more than a couple of times, as if I was producing a stage adaptation of my own where I would play all characters and needed to memorize everything. Theramenes brings news to Hippolytus that Theseus might still be alive. In order to hide this incestuous love, she has long been pretending to hate Hippolyte.


I was not a fan of the false rape accusation at all. His mother died 13 months after he was born, and his father died two years later. And so it happened that Hippolyta, racing along the seashore in his horse-chariot gets carried away among the rocks and gets killed in a most atrocious way.

Overcome by rage, Theseus banishes Hippolytus and invokes the god Neptunewho has promised to grant any wish of Theseus, to avenge him by his son’s death. Puedo decir que lo padre de Racine es que su postura es clara: Generally, you marry someone y There’s an old Communist-era joke, quoted in the movie The Lives of Othersabout the Party Leader’s conversation with the Sun.

But nooo, Racine made him being in love with Aricie, whoever the girl was, because “wishing to stay chaste is suspicious. I mean that the poetry here is beautiful, and Rawlings is right that this is an eminently performable script. Aug 11, David Sarkies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: After reading little bits on my commute, I sat down and finished it in a day.

Inspired by the writings of Saint Augustineas transmitted by Cornelius Otto Jansenbishop of Ypres, in his work Augustinusthe Jansenists believed that salvation was a gift—a grace —that was accorded only by God and that free will played little role in the process. Rawlings here opts for the latter. And what a difference reading this Richard Wilbur translation made in my enjoyment. The play is set in Epirus after the Trojan War.

Like all the really good Greek myths, Phaedra’s story is passionate, violent, and tragic. Theseus returns and is falsely informed that Hippolytus has been the aggressor toward Phaedra. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students.


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Bonus GR only bit: 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 did dump Ariadne on a island and rracine, 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.

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Beautifully written in alexandrine verse; very poetic. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of I have no doubt that it’s even better in the original French. After leaving Port-Royal in puedre, Racine transferred to the College of Beauvais for almost two years and then returned to Port-Royal in October to complete his studies in rhetoric. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Racine presents Phaedra as consumed by an incestuous arcine for her stepson, Hippolytus. Receiving false information that her husband, King Theseus, is dead, Phaedra declares her love to Hippolytus, who is horrified. The plays were written by and for intellectual aristocrats, who came together in an elite theatre, patronized by royalty and nobility. Anyway, Phaedre is based on an Ancient Greek myth that has been the subject of a number of other plays, including Phaedra by Seneca and Hippolytus by Euripides.