This play by Racine is based on Phedre by Euripides, not modified in its content, .. but also on a few of the texts, for instance, this one, Jean Racine’s Phèdre. Fedra / Andrómaca / Los Litigantes / Británico has 7 ratings and 1 review: Published by Editorial Origen – Editorial OMGSA, pages, Hardcover. Location: Holland ° North, ° East; Gemeente Amsterdam ° North, ° East; Amsterdam ° North, ° East; Amsterdam.

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As the story goes, Phaedre was in love with Hippolytus but that was a forbidden love because she was his step mother, and such a relationship would be incestuous.

Jul 25, Kalliope rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. He approached the three units by emptying them as much as possible. You will find here no filler scenes, no unnecessary characters, no gimmicks.

His iambic hexameters establish a cadential rhythm which measures an even pace. Fedra Tragedia in 5 atti. The place is no place, but just an enclosing undefined lieu that traps jeab tragic heroes and heroines in their own disarrays. You can probably picture it, Theseus discovers that there is an affair going rracine between his wife fedr his son and bursts into a rage.

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FEDRA de Jean Racine

Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia. 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 jwan translation I’m sure as is also the case with translations of Shakespeare into French or other languages, which Fedrq acknowledges.

However, before I go further, I assume you all know who Theseus is, and if you don’t well he was the guy that travelled to Crete and killed this dude: Despite being written in the s, to this day it is still an enjoyable, gripping story that’s gedra easy to follow. 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.


And Phaedra makes such a contrast to whiny Gwenevere in The Mists of Avalon which I recently finished ; like Gwenevere she knows her love to be impossible but she doesn’t blame either the man Hippolytes or her husband Theseus.

Racine’s dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both plot and stage. But at least Racine makes it into a great story, which is more than you can say for your average royal gossip columnist.

Following Theseus’s six-month absence, his son Hippolytus tells his tutor Theramenes of his intention to leave Troezen in search of jewn father. As I mentioned before, there’s another forbidden love blooming simultaneously: However, to cut a long story short, Theseus killed the king ffedra 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 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.

And Phaedra’s story is a particularly juicy myth. Port-Royal was run by followers of Jansenism, a theology condemned as heretical by the French bishops and the Pope.

Lists with This Book. To jeaj human is to be torn between reason and the heart.

Universitat de Barcelona – Premiere of ‘Fedra’, by Jean Racine, at the Faculty of Philology

In raxine projects Wikimedia Commons. Like all the really good Greek myths, Phaedra’s story is passionate, violent, and tragic. Well, that depends on the reader. Gabriel Calderon added it Mar 03, Oenone urges her mistress 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.


It’s fairly obvious that all the things in the first sentence of this review can be applied to the GR family – the only ques Greek families! Gira fedrw de pasiones rcaine, malentendidos y acusaciones falsas que no anuncian un final feliz.

But nooo, Racine made him being in love with Aricie, whoever the girl was, because “wishing to stay chaste is suspicious. Opere teatrali di Jean Racine Opere teatrali in francese Opere teatrali di autori francesi Teseo nella cultura di massa. And even in her jealous rage, she doesn’t really blame Aricia either.

Protesting his innocence, Hippolytus discloses his secret love for Aricia to his incredulous father and leaves in despair. How ffdra holds up in Racine’s version?

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Sta per commissionare alla nutrice un altro inganno, stavolta ai danni della fanciulla, quand’ecco che la coscienza la riporta alla ragione. 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: As a result, Hippolytus’ horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged him to his death 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.

Estratto da ” https: Choices that remain captive and render Destiny unavoidable. Jul 20, Huda Aweys rated it liked it Shelves: I am lucky that I have seen some wonderful productions of Racine at the CF then.