New PDF release: Andromaque

By Jean Racine

ISBN-10: 2081349574

ISBN-13: 9782081349575

Most appropriate chef-d uvre de Racine, qui lui valut, à vingt-sept ans, d être comparé au grand Corneille, Andromaque fut à sa création un véritable triomphe. En réinventant l histoire de l. a. veuve d Hector captive de Pyrrhus, roi d Épire, il inaugurait une nouvelle forme de tragédie, où l amour devenait resource de tous les périls et de tous les égarements. Dans cette pièce aux puissants effets pathétiques, marquée par le désordre extrême des sentiments, les personnages, emportés par leurs passions, se livrent aux pires excès sans jamais cesser d être d authentiques héros.

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One of his first major projects was to adapt and co-direct, with Peter Hall and Clifford Williams, The Wars of the Roses, a three-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Parts I–III and Richard III. Apart from numerous productions of Shakespeare, he created the three-part The Greeks (1980), an adaptation of nine plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides with a play written by himself based on material from Homer’s Iliad. Other productions Bar-Shavit, Shlomo (1928–) Actor and director Israel.

1983), Inès in Sartre’s Huis clos (In Camera, 1988), and Hippolita in John Ford’s T’is Pity She’s a Whore (19 92, directed by Michael BOGDANOV). More recently she appeared in Shaw’s Heartbreak House in Düsseldorf and in Ariane MNOCHKINE’S adaptation of Klaus Mann’s novel Mephisto in Köln (both 1997). Barry, Sebastian (1955–) Dramatist, Ireland. Barry’s work is characterized by an extraordinarily lyrical use of language. By exploring and expanding aspects of his own family history, Barry has addressed wider issues while engaging with the fates of indivuals.

Barriera, Jean-Claude (1939–) Designer, France. Barriera trained as a dancer and has worked with the Ballet of Madrid. He has not studied costume designing, which has allowed him much freedom in choosing fabrics for his often unconventional costumes. He prefers not to incorporate historical references into his costume conceptions, but rather to transpose ideas from the Oriental tradition. He first came to Ariane MNOUCHKINE’S Théâtre du Soleil during the preparation of 1789; he worked also on 1783, 1793 and L’Age d’or.

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