Ta main vient d'immoler Britannicus ton frère, je prévois que tes coups iront jusqu'à la mère. (Britannicus)

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848 en_US
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:35:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:35:17Z
dc.date.issued 1841 en_US
dc.identifier LD896 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4838
dc.description 3rd state. en_US
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, March 27, 1841. en_US
dc.description.abstract This lithograph shows Agrippina and Nero in Racine's play "Britannicus" (Act 5, scene 6). The text shown here is not the correct one from Racine's play. It should read: Ta main a commencé par le sang de ton frère; Je prévois que tes coups viendront jusqu'à ta mère. The classical theatrical tradition had become stiff and lifeless over the years and the romanticists started opposing the classic theatre's exclusive role. The situation reached its climax in Victor Hugo's "Hernani" in 1830. Though violently criticized, the play was a remarkable success with the public. Daumier also felt the time was ripe to revive Greek tragedy, but in a somewhat unexpected way. Hardly ever have the antique Gods been thrust so far off their known path than under Daumier merciless crayon. Offenbach was the one who brought the Gods "down to the ground" on the musical side. en_US
dc.format.extent 24.5 x 35.5 cm en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1841 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Physionomies tragico-classiques; 7 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 896 en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries. en_US
dc.subject Plays en_US
dc.subject Actors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drama en_US
dc.title Ta main vient d'immoler Britannicus ton frère, je prévois que tes coups iront jusqu'à la mère. (Britannicus) fr
dc.title.alternative Your hand has come to slay your borther Britannicus, I see that your blows will soon hit your mother. (Britannicus) en
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. en_US

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