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  1. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

    Oh My Gosh By overanalyzing them in College I had forgotten how depressing and whiny these characters were Also Jean Racine's writing stays brilliant though Hence the 3 stars

  2. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    Andromaue merits at the same time both five stars and one star It is a five star play because it is highly representative of Jean Racine who created a model that was followed for two hundred years afterward throughout Europe Shakespeare was throughout this period generally thought to be a greater playwright but no one understand how to follow in his footsteps Racine who combined the display of the implacable working of fate from Greek drama with the courtly language of Medieval Romance provided a model that was much easier to follow One should read Andromaue then because it offers a great example of the classical movement which dominated European theatre for such a long period of time Andromaue rates one star because it is to the modern reader hopelessly artificial and improbable The characters seem dimwitted by modern standards being guided only by their feelings of love honour and duty They are guileless impractical idiots who inevitably walk into every trap that cruel fate sets for them They are truly unbearable when you see them on stageNonetheless every serious lover of books should occasionally read such infuriating works because it is necessary to do so to understand the path that literature has followed from the beginning to the present day Racine was a dominant force in Western Europe theatre between the mid seventeenth century and the mid nineteenth century when Ibsen's realistic plays revolutionized drama Devoting an hour to reading one of Racine's plays would certainly contribute greatly to anyone's understanding of the history of European literature

  3. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    Love Sure Gets Messy6 February 2018 Patong Beach I suspect one of the major problems with plays by Racine is that they are pretty difficult to translate I probably would say impossible but the thing is that when you start throwing the word 'impossible' around suddenly all thes people come out of the woodwork in an attempt to prove you wrong This has been the case with movies and it is also the case where we are attempting to translate something from another language and in doing so attempting to keep the spirit of the original However when it comes to poetry that is really really difficult as is the case with Racine He originally wrote in French using a French version of our blank verse and the two are nothing alike What this basically means is that it is unlikely that I am going to find an English production though I believe they do exist This is a shame because Racine's tragedy's are pretty brutal to the extent that if we see Moliere as France's Shakespeare at least as far as comedy is concerned then Racine is France's tragedian Racine is actually rewriting a play that was originally written by AuthorEuripides and as it turns out there are still a bunch of his plays that I haven't written reviews for yet and has transformed it into style that was in line with the theatre of his day However Racine in one sense had a lot of luck in that he was originally an orphan who was fortunate enough to find himself in a theatre group On the other hand his religious connections generally resulted in him having to give up playwriting for good due to opposition from the church he was a Jansenist which were basically extremists who believed like the Puritans in England that theatre should be banned The story is set sometime after the Trojan war and while some of the characters from the war are still around such as Andromache most of the characters are the children of the heroes of Troy So we have Pyrrhus who is the son of Achilles and king of Epirus; Orestes who was the son of Agamemnon; Hermione who was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen; and Astyanax who was the son of Andromache and Hector Now the thing is that this isn't so much a love triangle but rather a love chain and it is also unreuited – which generally means things are going to end really badly unless it is Hollywood then one of the characters for some inexplicable reason realises that they have been in love with the other character all along it does happen in real life though not all that often So Orestes is in love with Hermionie who in turn is in love with Phyrrus who in turn is in love with Andromache who doesn't want a bar of this because her husband was killed by a Greek and would prefer to remain celebrate for the rest of her life The other thing is that her son is still alive and the Greeks aren't too keen on that in case he decides to avenge his father's death Orestes is supposed to see that the deed is carried out however actually wants him to be spared since he believes that Hermione will be outraged at this and return to Greece with him However Andromache believes that if she married Pyrrhus then she will spare her son but plans to commit suicide straight afterwards Angered at this Hermione orders Orestes to put Pyrrhus to death which he does so only to have Hermione launch a tirade of abuse at Orestes and then kill herself as well So in the end we have three corpses and Orestes being tormented by the furies once again since he had been in this situation before after he killed his mother in revenge for her murdering his father Gee I can't see anything like that come out these days because romance movies are supposed to have happy endings where everything works out for everybody else Then again I'm surprised that tragedies are actually uite popular because they do end pretty badly I guess there may be that situation where we are simply exploring human nature but on the other hand love is a very messy business and rarely if ever has a happy ending – especially these days However this isn't one of those boy meets girl type of romantic films this is one of passion rivalry revenge and faithfulness Sure there may be this attitude that Andromache should move on except that this is not our culture this is an ancient culture The other thing is that Pyrrhus is not only a Greek but the son of the guy who killed her husband Yet I also notice that there is this concern that Astyanax will be the one to kill Pyrrhus but it looks like as if all he did was well basically nothing – the Greeks seemed to be pretty good at finishing themselves off without any help from the remaining Trojans I'm not sure if we can consider this a political play – there isn't really any political machinations about it – it has to do with unreuited love and how bad things can end up if not kept in check Love is an incredibly powerful emotion and sometimes we do let it get ahead of ourselves Looking at this play it is easy to blame Hollywood for all the grief that such emotions cause – that is the mistaken belief that one day that person whom we love will finally return that love and we will then go to extra ordinary lengths to attempt to make it happen Yet this is something that has plagued humanity for time immemorial – it was something that the Greeks had to face and something that no doubt related to Racine's audience The uestion is it possible to do something about it? Well yes and no The problem is that we end up being caught in this fantasy world and we simply cannot look past it to see the reality of the situation Love creates this illusion that the person we are pursuing is flawless and we desire to have this flawless person as a major part of our lives While it is easy to suggest that we step back for a bit and attempt to see the human side to this perceived godlike being in the end it is easier said than done

  4. Inkspill Inkspill says:

    A few weeks earlier I read Andromache by Euripides Racine writes this over a millennium later it’s a modified version of a tragedy at full throttle driven by unreuited love This has a feel of today’s drama as Andromache stays to the end of the play This play’s first purpose is to entertainWhat gives this play depth is the love dynamics of unreuited love Orestes loves Hermione who is in love with her husband Neoptolemus who is in love with Andromache The drama comes from the extremities reached to have that love returned And there are no limits of how this will be achieved anything is fair game including murder Racine’s characters are not just good or bad they are complicated and they are driven by raw feelings where their own irrationality seems like the just thing to do Reading this after Euripides’s version was fascinating – two very different plays the ending is the same for all characters but the difference lies in how they get there revised on 31st October 2018

  5. Manon Manon says:

    Racine does write the best tragedies I never enjoy reading a French book as much as when I read one of his plays they truly make me connect to my own language and I think this is really beautiful And he also chooses the best stories

  6. Bruno Bruno says:

    As a remake of the Greek classic Racine's tragedy lacks the creativity and it doesn't leave much of an impression to me Two key details have been changed but only one offers something interesting to a well established story and that is the psychological and emotional aspect of the male protagonist who stricken with the horrors of war he faced offers himself to the women he claimed as a spoil His contemplation of what had he done and being rejected were as I've had said the only parts that were holding me to this work Beside that everything is the same Now that doesn't mean that I'm not a fan of remakes whether it is a book movie or a song I just prefer that settings are uniue to its own time the plot deviates from time to time with a side plots and that it's able stand on it's two feet The best example is Moliere's remake of an Roman classic ''Aulularia'' and I look forward of reviewing it as I've mentioned it a lot during my previous review of other tragedies and comedies

  7. Jamie Jamie says:

    The afterward notes that this is a play about love as a fatal illness I believe it depicts love as a pure virtue The three characters Orestes Pyrrhus and Hermione who express unreuited love are each faced with tragedy in the end but their feelings did not encapsulate true love Their passions reached a point where they consented to inflicting harm on those they were pursuing in order to satisfy their own personal desires It was only Andromache that expressed true love for both her son and her lost husband Hector and her pure steadfastness allowed her to live in the end

  8. Michael A. Michael A. says:

    a bit slow at first but the last couple acts elevate it hermione needs to know what she wants

  9. Armin Armin says:

    So I figured ir's a recurrent post renaissance tradition that Astyanax Hector and Andromaue's son survives the Trojan War through a hoax his mom conducts on UlyssesAnyway Racine's Andromaue has a very different setting with Euripides's Peleus and Menelaus are not around and Molossus does not exist Hermione and Andromaue interact very little and very politely in comparison to the hectic exchange they have in the Greek version with Andromaue's witty lines Andromaue's efforts are focused on saving Hector's son Hermione and Orestes have different types of encounters tooI personally loved the Greek version better I find it demanding and challenging Racine's version is sometimes sensual but Euripides has peoduced a melancholic text where although there is less ruin in it there's at stake I definitely suggest reading them back to back though

  10. David David says:

    Scarcely a generation removed from the events of the Iliad the hatred between Greece and Troy remains fresh and is apt to explode anew Andromache the widow of Hector and her son are held captive by Pyrrhus king of Epirus The Greeks want the Trojan heir dead to uell fears of revenge years later but it is Pyrrhus’ love for Andromache which compels him to protect the last remnant of Hector’s line Political pressure and capricious feelings of love threaten the tottering balance between Troy and Greece At center stage are “three hearts that could not be reconciled” both with each other and each within itself French drama of Racine’s time was rooted in virtuous heroes who boasted an inner constancy but because of the stolid personalities which were the natural result of this there came a heavy dependence upon the course of events to drive the play Racine’s inwardly conflicted cast added dimensions to the development of his tragedies In Andromache Racine uses the weight of the event the volatile Greek Trojan relations and augments it with the violent swings of a true human nature Three Plays of Racine George Dillon An important milestone in drama is rightfully secured in this then novel element but the impression felt is one of a borderline excessive flightiness which fails to achieve the refined true pathos seen in Shakespearean drama This of course is only an initial observation in my very first sampling of Racine Honestly though falling short of Shakespeare is not exactly something to be ashamed of

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 175 pages
  • Andromaue
  • Jean Racine
  • French
  • 10 July 2015
  • 9782070409020

About the Author: Jean Racine

Jean Baptiste Racine was a French dramatist one of the big three of th century France along with Molière and Corneille and one of the most important literary figures in the Western tradition Racine's dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight the prevailing passion of his characters and the nakedness of both plot and stage Although primarily a tragedian Racine wrote one comedy.