Andromaque (French Edition) [Euripide, Nicolas Louis Marie Artaud] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pendant la Guerre de Troie, le mari. Racine s’inspire de chants de L’Iliade d’Homère, notamment pour la figure d’ Andromaque. Son histoire avait déjà été traitée par Euripide dans. 6 juil. Cette page répertorie les différents œuvres ou auteurs partageant un même nom. Andromaque par Euripide. Andromaque par Jean Racine.

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Orestes’ presence at the court of Pyrrhus unleashes a violent undoing of the chain. Garreau “Racine, Jean” in Hochmanvol.

Racine et Euripide

The text of Andromaque is available on the French Wikisource. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Hermione asks Orestes to avenge her scorn from Pyrrhus by killing him. The importance of the theme of gallantry is a common feature with Racine’s previous work, Alexandre le Grand.

She hesitates, unsure of what to do. At the climax, provoked by Hermione’s desperation, Pyrrhus is murdered by Orestes’ men in a mad rage; this only serves to deepen Hermione’s despair. Hermione regrets asking for Pyrrhus’ death. In addition, Rossini ‘s two-act opera, Ermioneis based on Racine’s play. Title page from edition of Andromaque. The play takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan Warduring which Andromache ‘s husband Hectorson of Priamhas been slain anrromaque Achilles and their young son Astyanax has narrowly escaped a similar fate at the hands of Ulysseswho has unknowingly been tricked into killing another child in his place.

Andromaque begs Hermione to influence Pyrrhus to spare her son, but Hermione, insanely proud, refuses her. Jean Racine ‘s Andromaque Andromaque Title page from edition of Andromaque. Andromache has been taken prisoner in Epirus by Pyrrhusson of Achilles, who is due to be married to Hermionethe only daughter of the Spartan king Menelaus anxromaque Helen of Troy.


Jacques Rivette ‘s four-hour film L’amour fou centers around rehearsals of a production of Andromaque.

Racine et Euripide – Librairie Droz

The Royal Palace at Bouthroton in Epirus. Andromaque Ermione Pyrrhus agrees to reverse his decision if Andromaque will marry him. Andromaque is a tragedy in five acts by the French playwright Jean Racine written in alexandrine verse. She thanks him with wild insults and runs off to kill herself on Pyrrhus’ body.


Actually Oreste hopes Pyrrhus will refuse, so Hermione will return to Greece with him. Andromaque resolves to marry Pyrrhus in order to save her son, but intends suicide as soon as the ceremony is over, so that she remains faithful to her late husband Hector.

Views Read Edit View history. Euripides ‘ play Andromache and the third book of Virgil ‘s Aeneid were the points of departure for Racine’s play. Orestes becomes crazed and has a vision of the Furies.

Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Orestes speaks to Hermione, who agrees to leave with him if Pyrrhus allows it. Orestesson of Agamemnon and Clytemnestrabrother to Electra and Iphigeniaand by now absolved of the crime of matricide prophesied by the Delphic oraclehas come to the court of Pyrrhus to plead on behalf of the Greeks for the return of Astyanax.

Racine’s play is a story of human passion, with the structure of an unrequited love chain: Andromache Pyrrhus Orestes Hermione Pylades. Orestes, Greek ambassador, arrives at the court of Pyrrhus, supposedly to convince him on behalf of the Greeks to put Astyanax, the son of Andromaque and Hector, to death, for fear that he may one day avenge Troy.


Orestes is furious over having lost Hermione for good. Before she can cancel her request, Orestes appears and announces that Pyrrhus is dead, though not at Orestes’ hand – his Greeks became enraged when Pyrrhus recognized Astyanax as king of Troy. This page was last edited on 25 Marchat She takes her own life by the side of Pyrrhus and Orestes goes mad.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Orestes is in love with Hermione, who only wishes to please Pyrrhus, who is in love with Andromaque, who is determined to honour the memory of her murdered husband Hector and to protect the future of their son Astyanax. The plays of Jean Racine. It is also the most often read and studied classicist play in French schools.

However, Pyrrhus, heretofore uninterested in Hermione, announces to Orestes that he has decided to marry her, and that he will give him Astyanax.

Pyrrhus refuses at first, then, upon being rejected by Andromaque, he threatens to turn Astyanax over to the Greeks.