Comédie française – Britanicus, Racine

Friday October 19th, 3pm
Wednesday October 23rd 7pm

This is already the third run of performances at the Salle Richelieu, for this House of Cards of the XVIIth century. The typically Racinian immoralities, political manipulations and torments are all-the-more troubling in this contemporary setting evoking the closed spaces of our parliaments.

Synopsis: A web of intrigue between political figures where personal stories, love interests and family relationships intertwine, this tragedy is the tale of how Nero took power and then turned into a tyrant…

Presentation: With the play by Racine, master of classical tragedy, Stéphane Braunschweig revisits the past against the backdrop of the present: a honed eye reviews the reading of the texts so that we may hear them anew, absolute respect of the words and the author, vision of the environment where the word is deployed.

Jean Racine

Stéphane Braunschweig

With the actors of the troop of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

2 h approx

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