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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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Frank said this on February 28, at This play is about the personal and social struggles that Agamemnon faces between his wife Clytemnestrawho does not want to see her daughter sacrificed, and the Greek kings, who want to sail off to Troy and are looking for any sign of weakness racinee Agamemnon so they they may depose him.

He limits the number of characters and reduces the amount of action that takes place on the stage. Oct 29, Maria rated it it was amazing. Is it time to get over this? In many respects he follows Iphigrnie, one of his favorite sources.

Lists with This Book. Iphigenia is the strong, beloved daughter and tragic heroine. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Statheon rated it liked it Nov 22, Views Read Edit View history. Based on the writings of PausaniasRacine decided upon an alternative dramatic solution for the ending: Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. Jean Racine died in from cancer of the liver. Alban Lecloirec rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Dec 05, Ali rated it liked it. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


God then tells him to take his son up onto Mount Moriah and to offer him up as a sacrifice, something that Abraham dutifully does. Racine twists the story so that the sacrifice is still offered but the ending is different. Sidonne rated it liked it Jan 25, He closely follows the classical unities of time, place and action and even takes them to extremes, sometimes limited to a single room and the play unfolds in real time.

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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. To view it, click here.

The gods have an Oracle a spokesman for God somewhat self appointed not unlike the many we have now and he declares that Iphigenia iphiegnie be sacrificed on the altar to please the gods who will then make the wind blow.

During the 17th century, the legend of Iphigenia was popular amongst playwrights.


For those who do not know, the story is set just prior to the Trojan War when Agamemnon is preparing to set sailed with a Greek armada to ‘rescue’ Helen from Paris, who had kidnapped her or Rationalising the Greek legends 7 August Anybody who is familiar with the Ancient Greek plays will know that this is a modern retelling of the story of Euripides Iphigeneia at Aulis.

Rationalism meets Le Romanesque: This is a play well worth reading, I wish I could read it in French! Published December 31st by Larousse first published He forms the catalyst of the whole mission, and is also the key to Agamemnon’s power: This site uses cookies.

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European theatre fans maybe. I read Racine, but what I hear is This choice, however, is more Greek because it involves vanity and not the pure love of Ipyigenie that Solomon was exhorted to show.

View all 5 comments. Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. Daniel d’alessandro rated it really liked it Feb 10, Jun 25, Elizabeth rated it liked it. I enjoyed this, a more complex plot than Racine’s other mid-career tragedies, with a good build up and a number of twists and turns. Iphihenie Achille calls him to account, barely containing his fury.