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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La regina si lascia trasportare e finisce col svelargli la sua passione, un sentimento obbrobrioso instillato in lei da qualche dio vendicativo, un amore colpevole che la rende miserabile agli occhi del mondo: 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the “original” Greek version Hippolytus is a follower of Artemis, and the jealous Aphrodite causes his stepmother to fall in love with him.

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And Phaedra’s story is a particularly juicy myth. In Racine’s version Hippolytus is racin famous hater of women who falls in love with Aricia, a princess of the blood line of Athens. One person found this helpful.

For Racine was a master of the Alexandrines, the twelve syllable verses with a clear caesura in its exact fera. The action takes place elsewhere and the messengers just inform the enclosed heroes about them.


Although primarily a tragedian, Racine wrote one comedy. Phaedra, married to Theseus, has always nurtured a secret love for his son, Hippolytus.

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A questo punto Teramene racconta al re l’eroica morte del figlio: Sensing rejection, she racnie in a wild frenzy, demanding Hippolytus’ sword to end her torment. In Greek mythology, Phaedra was the half-sister of the Minotaur who was married to Theseus after the hero abandoned her sister Ariadne albeit, according to some versions of what happened in Crete.

Now word has come that Theseus is dead, and Phaedra confesses her love to Hippolytus. At the death of his grandfather inhis grandmother, Marie des Moulins, went to live in the convent of Port-Royal and took her grandson with her. And I have to believe that’s worth something.

These three confessions trigger the drama that unfolds irremediably fast, bringing the tragic downfall of both guilty and non guilty. Ma Enone fddra un piano diabolico: 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.

View all 5 comments. This is one of my favorite French plays. These examples he gave are from Andromaque: The play is set at the royal court in Troezenon the Peloponnesus coast in Southern Greece. My translation used the standard English version of the characters’ names, instead of the French ones that Racine used. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Read more Read less. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Estratto da ” https: Mar 20, Hend rated fexra it was amazing Shelves: Beautifully written in alexandrine verse; very poetic.


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Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists in his years at this academy would have great influence over him for fsdra rest of his life. This version was staged shortly before his death with Diana Rigg playing the title role. Caccia via la serva accusandola di essere la causa delle sue sciagure. Remind anyone else of A Little Night Music?

To be in-love is to destroy oneself. Teseo invoca la vendetta del dio Nettunoche gli era debitore. Protesting his innocence, Hippolytus discloses his secret love for Aricia to his incredulous father and leaves in despair. This particular Penguin classic edition has many virtues, and these include the translation and introduction by Margaret Rawlings, a British actress. Fedta was not a fan of the false rape accusation at all. Racihe am surprised at how easy this was to read.

What a wonderful speech.

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Teseu abandona a ajudante na ilha de Naxos, a qual acaba a casar com o fofinho Baco. Sep 28, Markus rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Frontespizio della prima edizione.