Bérénice: Bérénice, tragic drama in five acts by Jean Racine, performed in and published in It is loosely based upon events following the death of. Racine: Berenice, a new complete downloadable English translation. Described as a ‘ravishing elegy’, Berenice is today regarded as one of Racine only makes very occasional appearances on the British stage.

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Queen Berenice has left me without hope ; She ordered me never to speak of love. The Queen’s apartments lie beyond that door. No, we’ll not see her ; we’ll respect her grief. Let’s think no more, because the more I think, The more my made-up mind shakes in its purpose.

So what of that subliminal metronome and building-block, the rhyming couplet?

Berenice (play) – Wikipedia

Your change of heart gave me some feeble hope ; But the Queen’s tears have wiped away that hope. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Now that I love her deeper than before, Now that a happy marriage might unite us After five years of prayers and hopes and love, After all these, Paulinus — Oh, you gods!

Open your eyes, my Lord, and bravely think Englosh many reasons make the Queen your own. However, it wasn’t one to which enflish returned; his next play, Bajazetset in the sultan’s harem in Constantinople, and replete with raclne, garrottings and general slaughter, is the most frightening and violent that he ever wrote.

I never hated the Queen less. What, great King, After Queen Berenice has kept you here For three long years, far from your State, in Rome; Now, when she needs your presence at her marriage, When her great lover, Titus, marrying her. Lord, you know my zeal. Fortune has played with me, and many times I have seen all my plans blown by the wind ; My heart scarce hopes, lest it should anger Fortune. So, Lord, you are not gone? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Ah I I must go and not displease her thus. But this is not a question now of loving ; I have to reign. So, Lord, you seem all ready to draw back. To-morrow, if she still be here, the Romans Will come in fury here to bid her go. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The very obstacles increased my love.

You long for this too well to persuade me.

And are Rome’s interests dearer than our own? I should be wrong to make complaint. No, not a word.

Sir, it is a cruel word When one’s in love. I hear a noise — the Emperor is coming. An ingenious attempt at a new equivalent was made by Craig Raine inhis adaptation of Andromaquewhich was written in rhyming quatrains ABCB, avoiding the pelting pellets while creating an underlying pulse of rhyme.

Alan Hollinghurst: translating Racine

That is not all. Can you not see me, save with looks of grief? I hear on berenive side About your virtue, Emperor, and her beauty. The plays of Jean Racine. You say Rome has her rights.

The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to englissh from Vulgar Latin as a result of the Roman occupation of western Europe. Lady, I see you englixh for Caesar here. Now that I have Imperial power to crown her. Half of the Eastern world will now be hers.


Sir, here she comes! Sir, she was going out To pray the gods for your prosperity. Oh, happy chance, he comes! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The stage raccine an echo-chamber in which deeds committed outside it resonate with accumulated force. Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire.

Lord, I have always worshipped Berenice, Have striven to kill my love, but could not do it. O, Lady, For God’s sake 1 Berenice. Or is it that he fears the hate of Rome?

I hoped my sorrow and anxiety Might make her feel our common misery ; But she has not suspected and knows nothing. No, follow not my steps. I dare not speak to you about myself, But befenice I could bring peace to you. You need but see her, Sir, for she is won.

Now for the Queen!

Berenice, a tragedy;

No, I have promised nothing. At least I could be silent, and I was. The set — designed by Lucy Osbourne — bereince stunning, and solidifies the genius of this production.

I will see her.

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