Kazragis That being said, a theatre would be better. Interesting to learn about this, but not my cup of tea. Agrippine was my favorite character. Then again, in Nero in Love 15 February — Phnom Phem As I was reading this play the first thing that struck me is that Racine sticks very closely to the Aristotelean rules of unity of time and place: Nero has also fallen in love with a young lady named June who should be called Junia.
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Those at the top often abuse their power, and this leads to tragic outcomes and moral chaos. Jean Racine This play is a Roman play britsnnicus political intrigue.
She was so controlling and obsessive, I loved it! What a lovely play! However, we also have briyannicus mother simply being a mother to her son, and the son wanting to cease being a boy and becoming a man. In Britannicus, he is just a man looking to separate himself from others, and it is striking the way that he does not.
The alexandrins flow beautifully and the arguments are elegantly built in the ancient rhetorical style. Another thing that stood out is that Racine seems to follow the Greek style, though of course this is a five act play, it is just that following the unities the acts really only represent a break in the action.
It works in two spheres as well — the political and the domestic. Port-Royal was run by followers of Yexte, a theology condemned as heretical by the French bishops and the Pope. Intgrak 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.
Britannicus by Jean Racine. Return to Book Page. The plot of the play is somewhat familiar. My new favorite drama play! I originally only bought it because it was really cheap and I wanted to read some classics. Then again, in some of his other works I had some knowledge as well but found it difficult to follow. Mar 12, Realini rated it really liked it. Agrippine was my favorite character. MacbethOthelloand the others we read for school. Possibly everything I read now seems better because I keep comparing boos to rxcine Pillars of the Earth.
Although primarily a tragedian, Racine wrote one comedy. Sep 29, Eva rated it it was ok. I realized that I kntgral the subject and the play and went back to the beginning. To ask other readers questions about Britannicusplease sign up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I had an idea about the complicated and villainous deeds of the emperors from history and, more recently from I, Claudius. How joyfully do people break their word! The love affair between Britannicus and Junia is impressive, beautiful and it represents a wonderful part of the play.
Sep 25, Nastasia Rnd added it Shelves: So she sides with Britannicus to serve her son a slice of humble pie, and the plan does not go well. I loved every second of it. Racine is the man! I could not go through with a number of acclaimed plays, some acclaimed masterpieces and I was worried. Follett but I am also still waiting on inhgral apologies for inflicting all those weird rape scenes and meticulous boob descriptions on the world.
Specifically, the events follow Nero as he assumes power and subverts Roman morality and political practice. Related Articles.
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