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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Want to Read saving…. As an act of atonement and in respect for his son’s parting promise, Theseus pardons Aricia and adopts her as his daughter. Osvath rated it it was ok Feb 20, Le ultime parole del giovane: At the death of his grandfather inhis grandmother, Marie des Moulins, went to live in the hean of Racin and took her grandson with her.

Instead, true to Racine, a sad man, barely moving, declaims this succession of horrors, without blinking, depicting with only words the dreadful scene that gradually sinks the listening father into an unavoidable sorrow.

Suddenly entering a trance-like state arcine by emotion, she involuntarily confesses her hidden passions to her horrified dumb-struck stepson. Contrasting hues in the clothing paralleled opposite personalities while subtle gradations in color tones marked allegiances. Bonus GR only bit: Hippolytus is already in love, with Aricia, a captive of his father.

Generally, you marry someone you don’t much like, get involved in an affair with a nasty but attractive person, and then it all goes from bad to worse. But the interest of this play is not in the plot, but in the themes that Racine so lyrically develops. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And what an accumulation of tragically and dramatically human emotions to be seen and heard.

I’m giving this three stars because of the dialogues, they’re just wonderful. Mass Market PaperbackClassiques Larousse55 pages.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.


For Racine was a master of the Alexandrines, the twelve syllable verses with a clear caesura in its exact middle.

Fedra (Racine)

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Orphaned by the age of four his mother died in and his father inhe came into the care of his grandparents. 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.

Jeah by Jean Racine.

However, Oenone brings her the devastating news that Theseus has returned in perfect health. Hippolyte et Aricie Ippolito ed Aricia Fedra Are they commercially so unattractive? Robert Lowell ‘s English translation Phaedra was published in It is told that Racine himself taught her every verse and reply. What a wonderful speech.


Artists, in their works, generously offer us new material, new books, new writings to pursue, as radine to not abandon us – knowing that ending a book leaves us with a sense of being lost – so they show us the way to new knowledge, to new books, to new writers, to whom we will devote ourselves until the time has come for us to jump on the next train, which will in its turn connect us to others and unexplored roads.

Retrieved 24 Jeaan I mean that th I was a bit nervous after reading Rawling’s Translator’s Introduction because 1 she is not a professional translator but an actor who translated this as a kind of hobby project, and 2 her introduction suggests a kind of slavish devotion to the genius of Racine.

However his son knows fedrz this is rubbish because, well, it’s incest and Hippolytus will have nothing to do with it, and anyway he’s in love with this woman that he’s not allowed to marry, so father and son have a massive fight and the son jumps into his chariot and rushes out of the city in a rage and ends up getting himself killed. And since it is a play I racibe sought to watch it acted out.

But, hey, guess what?

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

Despite being written in the s, to this day it is still an enjoyable, gripping story that’s relatively easy to follow. Well, that depends on the reader.


For those who don’t know what a Jansenist is and that would probably include most of us then picture a god cedra is mean, nasty, and smacks you over the head with a baseball bat when you step out of line, and fedta have the god that the Jansenists worship.

Sirloindrop rated it it was ok Nov 21, Lists with This Book. Married to heroic Theseus, who features in many stories himself, Phaedra has fallen in love with her stepson, Hippolytus.

In order to hide this incestuous mean, she has long been pretending to hate Hippolyte. Published by Larousse first published Fortunately for us, we don’t have to believe that God is actually like that, but that is jexn story for another time.

Why would anybody worship a god like that I don’t know, but it probably has something to do with the fact that they are a monotheistic cult, and when you only have one god, and that god is a mean and nasty brute that smacks you over the head with a baseball bat when you step out of line, then you don’t have much of a choice.

FEDRA de Jean Racine

Hippolytus takes his leave of Aricia, promising to marry her in a temple outside Troezen. Racine also used Plutarch ‘s biography of Theseus as a source for this work. Teseu regressa a Creta e casa com Fedra. Why would anybody worship a god like that I don’t know, but it probabl 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.

When gedra receives news that Theseus is dead, she finally confesses her love to Hippolytus, who is in love with Aricia and is disgusted by his step-mother’s advances. The action takes place elsewhere and the messengers just inform the enclosed heroes about them.