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Racine: Texte Integral (Britannicus). by Racine, Jean Baptiste. [ Books ] Additional authors: Malrieu, Joel (ed.) | Martiarena, Martine (ed.) Published by. : Britannicus de Racine – Acte IV, scène 4: Commentaire de texte scène de l’acte IV dans un commentaire original et complet pour approfondir. Buy Britannicus by Jean Racine (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low Iphigenie (Petits Classiques Larousse Texte Integral).

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Racine: Texte Integral (Britannicus)

This is the first classic tragedy I’ve read in French when I’m actually old enough to understand its intricacies. Jan 19, Virginy rated it really liked it. Follett but I am also still waiting on his apologies intgraal inflicting all those weird rape scenes and meticulous boob descriptions on the world.

She was so controlling and obsessive, Britznnicus loved it! Port-Royal was run by followers of Jansenism, a theology condemned as heretical by the French bishops and the Pope.

The thing is that Nero doesn’t particularly want to speak to her anymore, namely because of her influence over him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The play begins with Nero’s mother, and power behind the throne, seeking textte private audience with her son.

Did you ever wonder where that soap opera trope the one where the bad guy forces one of the good guys to break up with the love interest because the bad guy threatens to kill the love interest originated?

We know that he acted as a tyrant and this aspect of his personality is evident in this very good adaptation. Then again, in Nero in Love 15 February — Phnom Phem As I was reading this play the first thing that struck me bbritannicus that Racine sticks very closely to the Aristotelean rules of unity of time and place: Preview — Britannicus by Jean Racine.


Or indeed, many of the other major playwrights. Honestly it’s a very good play and I recommend it to all.

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What a jntgral beginning. I had an idea about the complicated and villainous deeds of the emperors from history and, more recently from I, Claudius. And he makes it work! The story was incredible, beautifully written and the end was breathtaking. But the focus on the one action was what made the play stand out.

Nero inthral Britannicus poisoned, and Junia then takes her own life, because, well, Nero. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Sep 18, Pauline rated it really liked it. Britann Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius. Feb 22, Rozonda rated it it was amazing. And then fixes it because he’s a surprisingly good writer. I was reading today that companies in Silicon Valley are working on new foods that will taste and smell like meat, eggs, but they will be made only of plants, proteins and enzymes carefully studied and used in amazing products.

Jean Racine died in from cancer of the liver. The major thing that stands out is that you basically can’t always have what you want, and even if you attempt to take it by force it doesn’t mean that you are going to succeed. Possibly everything I read now seems better because I keep comparing boos to “The Pillars of the Earth.

Recommended if you enjoy Roman history, 17th century French plays, and possibly villain origin stories. But Britannicus and a number of other works that have been up my alley may alleviate those anxieties. I could not go through with a number of acclaimed plays, some acclaimed masterpieces and I was worried.

This play is a Roman play of political intrigue. Nero has also fallen in love with a young lady named June who should be called Junia.

I loved every second of it. Racine’s dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both plot and stage. The usual Racine archetypes- the virtuous maiden, the doomed nobl Full of intrigue and politics, this glance into the assasination of a Roman prince by his adopted brother is another masterpiece of the theater.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The usual Racine archetypes- the virtuous maiden, the doomed nobleman, the monarchs blinded by their passion- are joined by two deft characterizations- domineering and compelling but woefully short-sighted Aggripina, and two-faced, selfish Narcissus, whose death at the hands of the people as they protect Junia’s walk to salvation would end the play on a triumphant note, were it not that we all know Nero’s worst crimes were yet to come.

Britannicus devient un homme et prend conscience que la place d’empereur devrait lui revenir. Britannicus by Jean Racine Excellent play- 9 out of 10 What a relief! 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.

The plot in a nutshell is: Want to Read saving…. Aug 16, CC rated it really liked it. Dec 29, Ssnakeplissken rated it really liked it. As Racine puts it, Britannicus’s death is not significant in and of itself; it matters more because it marks the moment in which Agrippine realizes Nero will one day kill HER, too.

In the political sphere Aggripina is acting as the power behind the throne, and Nero is attempting to cast her off so that he might be able to rule in his own name. I read many books from my father’s bookshelf when I was little, but obviously a lot went over my head.

Racine is the man!