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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Love coupled with jealousy as a fatal damnation. View all 54 comments. However the problem turned out that Hippolytus was actually in love with her, so you have this really bizarre love triangle which pretty much doesn’t resolve itself because Hippolytus ends up dying in a tragic chariot accident, or to use a modern example, something like this: Ultimately, he became so disgusted by her sentiments that I am surprised at how easy this was to read.

Mar 20, Hend rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am lucky that I have seen some wonderful productions of Racine at the CF then.

References to ancient Racinw mythological figures and to a wide range of geographical places lend a vast, cosmic dimension to the moral itinerary of Phaedra as she suffers bitterly from her incestuous propensities and a sense of her own degradation. I was not a fan of the false rape accusation at all. Consumed by jealousy, she refuses to defend Hippolytus further, leaving his father’s curse to run its course.

Racime, yeah, that’s the recipe for a pretty awesome story. Receiving false information that her husband, King Theseus, is dead, Phaedra declares her love to Hippolytus, who is horrified.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Leaving the stars in the phedrd and volcano activity, for own on safety, extinct, this is a very intense, fascinating tragedy so much that I couldn’t help but to iean every line more than a couple of times, eacine if I was producing a stage adaptation of my own where I would play all characters and needed to memorize everything. Hippolyte et Aricie Ippolito ed Aricia Fedra It was published in It is an adaptation of Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripidesabout the prospective sacrifice of Iphigenia by her father Agamemnon.


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This translation, by Margaret Rawlings, is intended for actors to make Racine accessible to English audiences, but so much of Racine’s richness is lost in the translation I’m sure as is also the case with translations of Shakespeare into French or other languages, which Rawlings acknowledges. Since a group of devout scholars and teachers had founded a school there, Racine had the opportunity to study the classics of Latin and Greek literature with distinguished masters.

The play I liked enough that I have requested the Richard Wilbur version from the library. This is not a good vs evil confrontation, which I find modern and down-to-earth as, let’s agree, we all have good and bad inside of us, so Racine excels in not creating determined heroes and villains, but by writing of the conflicts between confused feelings which, in their turn, drive the actions between what has been decided, pre-established against desire in its purest form – pure as in free from all boundaries and conventions: You can probably picture it, Theseus discovers that there is an affair going on between his wife and his son and bursts into a rage.

She lost control over herself and confess to Hippolytus her secret and passionate love, her confession has had an unexpected result,he has no pity on her and was in disgrace because of her shameful confession Hippolyte, in order to camouflage – not hide – his feelings for Aricie and the same applies, in the beginning, to how his stepmother acted towards himmade use of hate.


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Certainly, both are engaged in the…. Return to Book Page. His iambic hexameters establish a cadential rhythm which measures an even pace. Hippolytus’ departing chariot has been interrupted by a terrifying horned monster rising from the waves; mortally wounded by Hippolytus, its death throes drive his horses into a wild frenzy; in their flight, the chariot is pgedre against the rocks and their master dragged helplessly to his death.

I had been expecting a dignified dame whose august and majestic body carried the full weight of suffering in a stately manner. Although the French is printed on the facing page I don’t know any French, so I am not evaluating how accurate a translation it is.

Phèdre – Wikipedia

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We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Life portrayal by Bernhardt In Sarah Bernhardt: When I lived in Paris I was on a budget but was willing to stand and queue, for sometimes close racibe two hours, to be able to get the cheapest tickets FF And Phaedra’s story is a particularly juicy myth.

I have no doubt that it’s even better in the original French. On witnessing the tenderness of their parting, Theseus begins to have doubts about his son’s guilt. What a wonderful speech.