Audiobook: Andromache


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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](
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