Jean RACINE (1639 - 1699), translated by Robert Bruce BOSWELL (1864 - 1933)

In this tragedy [about part of the aftermath of the Trojan War], which made its appearance in 1667, there is a more intricate plot than is usual in Racine's plays, and it offers a greater variety of character and motive. Love, jealousy, friendship, conjugal fidelity, maternal tenderness, anger, and despair are all portrayed with skillful touches; and if the language is that of the French Court of the seventeenth century, the natural emotions of the human heart, the same in all ages, show themselves plainly under the mask of conventional mannerism - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Andromache, widow of Hector, Captive of Pyrrhus: Sonia
Pyrrhus, Son of Achilles, King of Epirus: Matthew Reece
Orestes, Son of Agamemnon: Richard Jaspering
Hermione, Daughter of Helen, betrothed to Pyrrhus: Shreya Sethi
Pylades, Friend of Orestes: Alan Mapstone
Cleone, Friend of Hermione: Jessica Hendra
Cephissa, Friend of Andromache: Hanna Ponomarenko
Phoenix, Tutor of Achilles, and afterwards of Pyrrhus: ToddHW
Stage Directions: David Purdy
Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:24:19
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:19:09
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:22:11
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:21:22
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:16:13