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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Then again, in some of his other works I had some knowledge as well but found it difficult to follow.

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. Well, this is also Nero that we are talking about, so whether he ever actually grew up is another debate I suspect he didn’t. Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists britaannicus his years at this academy would have great influence over him for the rest of his life.

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.

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? Definitely eye-opening and relevant. And then fixes it because he’s a surprisingly good writer. I read this with a not-so-good attitude because I had to read it for school. I love the way Nero is captured as a growing man: Yet, he does make a good point at the end of the play — Aggripina did have Claudius killed to put him on the throne, so what is so different about him killing Britannicus.

The story was incredible, beautifully written and the end was breathtaking. Full of intrigue and politics, this glance into the assasination of a Roman prince by his adopted brother is another masterpiece of the theater. The problem is that she loves somebody else, the Britannicus of the title.


Dec 21, jujensen6 rated it liked it. Sure, one may be able to slash and burn their way to the top, until they sit atop a pile of corpses, but simply getting rid of a rival lover isn’t going to change a person’s view of you in fact it is probably going to make it worse.

This makes me even more surprised of the success this play had with…me.

Or indeed, many of the other major playwrights. So she sides with Britannicus to serve her son a slice of humble pie, and the plan does not go well. Books by Jean Racine. Yet we also see a tender side to Nero as well, one who is tormented by love and by a love that simply isn’t going to be returned. But the focus on the one action was what made the play ttexte out.

Racine: Texte Integral (Britannicus)

It works in two spheres as well — the political and the domestic. My new favorite drama play! Well, because love doesn’t work the same way as the political world. Like Andromache, Nero lets his passions take control of him, and in the end acts in an irrational way that brings the whole edifice crashing down.

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. We are horrified by the gladiator fights and the cruel fate that waited fighters in britanhicus arena, prisoners and slaves.

Britann Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius. Nov 04, Marie Adamski rated it it was amazing. It’s about how Nero went from beloved son to budding homicidal emperor. Possibly Nero has a sadistic streak but that’s ravine the point. View all 4 comments. Racine ends his preface to the play with this statement. Orphaned by the age of four his mother died in and his father inhe came into the care of his grandparents.


C’est plusieurs tentatives de meurtres, aussi. The usual Racine archetypes- the virtuous maiden, the doomed nobl Full of intrigue and politics, this glance into the assasination of a Roman rracine by his adopted brother is another masterpiece of the theater. The thing is that Nero doesn’t particularly want to speak to her anymore, namely because of her influence over him.


Yet he is not so much a murderous tyrant though he wasbut a little boy who never got over the loss of his love. Multiple characters attempt to sway Nero’s mind, until finally, Nero caves to his most basic instincts of fear, ego, and selfishness. But Britannicus and a number of other works that have been up my alley may alleviate those anxieties.

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Sep 18, Pauline rated it really liked it. What a lovely play!

No trivia or quizzes yet. I already loved Racine, but I’m definitly going to read more of his work. I had an idea about the complicated and villainous deeds of the emperors from history and, more recently bfitannicus I, Claudius. Racine explores how a man so powerful can lose all bearings, with a little help from a certain double-agent advisor. Dec 06, Elisala rated it liked it Shelves: To ask brotannicus readers questions about Britannicusplease sign up.

It is inspired from the history of ancient Rome, the times of the infamous Nero to be more precise. Britannicus is also a valid alternative candidate to the throne, so lots of politics occur where Britannicus tries to use his political heft britannnicus get his girlfriend back.

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. Although primarily textte tragedian, Racine wrote one comedy. But from a different perspective, we must look at the times, their standards, morals and the way of life.