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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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Married to heroic Theseus, who features in many stories himself, Phaedra has fallen in love with her stepson, Hippolytus. The themes of forbidden love, lust and desire were particularly poignant that ran throughout the entire play, introducing the play and ultimately concluding it. He soon reacted against his austere mentors and by he had begun to write for the theater and had been introduced to the court of Louis XIV.

Menu di navigazione Strumenti personali Accesso non effettuato discussioni contributi registrati entra. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. She had hoped in vain that Hippolyte would return her feelings and save her from the shroud of guilt that covered her.

Racine, you’re da bomb! Please try again later. After his long period in captivity, Theseus is surprised by the cold reception from his wife and son, each anxious to conceal their passions: I’ve read it in two classes, once in English and once in French, so this book was perfect as it has both. Theseus believed her and cursed Hippolytus with one of the three racins he had received from Poseidon.


Both of these throw up red flags for me. Caccia via la racien accusandola di essere la causa delle sue sciagure.

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But the interest of this play is not in the plot, but in the themes that Racine so lyrically develops. The translation is impeccable. Translators of Racine and this goes for translation in general, especially when it comes to verse may try to retain the style and lose some of the meaning or else try to retain the meaning but distort the author’s intended style.

Indeed, a rival group staged a play by the now forgotten playwright Nicolas Pradon on an almost identical theme.

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Teseo invoca la vendetta del dio Nettunoche gli era debitore. It was only after a silence of twelve years that he wrote his last two plays both on religious subjectsEsther and Athaliah. It had its first presentation on the 1st of January in Paris, Hotel de Bourgogne.

As a result, Hippolytus’ horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged him to his death Imagine if Obama cancelled his morning’s meetings with “advisors” and read this fedrw instead. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In order to hide this incestuous love, she has long been pretending to hate Hippolyte.

Le ultime parole del giovane: Open Preview See a Problem? For those who don’t know what a Jansenist is and that would probably include most of us then picture a god who is mean, nasty, and smacks you over the head with a baseball bat when you step out of line, and you have the god that the Jansenists worship. While the story itself is very interesting as are many Greek mythsI don’t necessarily feel there was much to be gained from actually reading it, very likely because of the translation.


Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists in his years at this academy would have great influence over him for the rest of his life.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? That much is inherent in the story before Racine. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In the “original” Greek racinf Hippolytus is a follower of Artemis, and the jealous Aphrodite causes his stepmother to fall in love with him.

I love mythology, especially Greek mythology. I am surprised at how easy this was to read. Invoca il giovane di ucciderla ma Ippolito fugge lasciandole avventatamente la spada. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Aug 11, David Sarkies rated it really racibe it Recommends it for: View all 3 comments.

Removing the incestuous nature of the relationship, and doing away with all those crazy machinations people seem compelled to take in pursuit of power, it need not be a cautionary tale if tranquility is a cherished state. And I am exactly that sort of person. For Racine was a master of the Alexandrines, the twelve syllable verses with a clear caesura in its exact middle.