TIME, SPACE, AND SYMBOL IN IPHIGENIE. BY JOHN C. LAPP. RACINE is generally conceded to have observed more closely than any of his contemporaries. In fact, Racine’s treatment of the Aulis episode in his Iphigénie is very sparing of references to that episode’s antecedents as established by the mythological. For more information, please contact [email protected] Repository Citation. Ekstein, N. (). The destabilization of the future in Racine’s Iphigénie. French .

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He limits the number of characters and reduces the amount of action that takes place on the stage. Clearly this will not do for Racine in the age of reason.

Posted in LiteratureTheater Tags: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He wrote that in order to depict the sacrifice of Iphigenia one should imitate the different degrees of grief amongst those present: Overall after the lectures I attended outlining Racine’s importance and significance in French theatre I was left utterly disappointed.

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Oct 29, Maria rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress. While I am very aware that Iphegina is not, in fact, a true Greek tragedy and is instead a French neoclassical adaptation of on, I still feel that iphiigenie misses the mark. The Songs of the Kings.

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Ruben rated it liked it Feb 12, Nov 20, Gianluca Sperduti rated it it was amazing. In turn Clytemnestre vents her wrath upon Agamemnon, condemning his barbarity and inhumanity iphkgenie being so easily swayed to spill his innocent daughter’s blood. I think this is the play in which I learned the meaning of “deus ex machina.


From that one act, sacrifying Iphigenia to the gods so the winds would permit the fleet to travel to Troy, Agammenon pushes on the first domino of a series ending with the end of his dynasty see Orestes and Electra in mayhem and blood.

Based on the writings of PausaniasRacine decided upon an alternative dramatic solution for the ending: It feels rather like a cheap trick. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Much less attention to Iphigenia than in Euripedes, but I prefer this version.

Achilles is sexy af. There is only one other Greek king that plays a major iphhigenie in the play: At Port-Royal, he excelled in his studies of the Classics and the themes of Greek and Roman mythology would play large roles in his future works.

And I did DNF it a five-six of times This site uses cookies. Nonetheless, the voice Racine lends his heroes and heroines remains pristinely beautiful and the tale is in itself interesting, especially ihigenie the perspective that Racine is audaciously rewriting History.

Intentional or not, this play strikes me as distinctly inesthetic and human. Return to Book Page.

Retrieved from ” https: The fact that western countries were so heavily into this, royal officials inspecting marital bedsheets and so on until very recent times is reflected in this play. Dec 16, Lemar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even though she commi Too bad it starts out really slow and dragged and the language is sometimes hard to “decode”, because otherwise it is brilliant.


I need only disregard nature and rush into the sensational. I love the characters. Rationalism meets Le Romanesque: However it is told from a more dacine, secularist point of view rather than a direct translation from the original. The issue is iphigennie as to Agamemnon’s real reason for going to Troy: To be quite fair, couplet rhymes and short verses are more common in iphienie childish poetry that might be more of a Romanian thing.

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Lei crede anche che suo padre sia stato freddo con lei per il semplice motivo di non volerla vedere addolorata per la delusione di Achille. Much like Solomon, he appears forced to make a choice. Racine’s interactions with the Jansenists in his years at this academy would have great influence over him for the rest of his life.

Too bad it starts out really slow and dragged and the language is sometimes hard to “decode”, because otherwise it is brilliant.

Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. Jan 08, Jamie rated it really liked it. Racine is modern in that he brings out the emotions of the individual.

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