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Comedie Francaise: Britannicus

Hosted by the Consul of the The Hague French Language Exchange Group
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Took place 3 weeks 6 days ago
Thu 20 Sep 20:30 - 23:00

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Britannicus is a fabric of intrigue between political professionals. Their displayed ambitions are closely intertwined with the intimate sphere by the filial links, by the hatreds or the loves they devote themselves to. Racine chose a particular episode from Roman history, the moment when a monster emerges, Nero, a true hero of a work that bears the name of his victim. It is the story of a seizure of power whose springs are contained in the personality of the young emperor.
In a space evoking a "place of modern, real power, where discussions are held to which the people have no access and where decisions are made", Stéphane Braunschweig highlights "the close intertwining of psychology and policy data.