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Racine, the French Shakespeare, tells the tale of tragic love. Passion overpowers reason for Phedre, who has fallen lustfully in love with her stepson. Her shameless attraction is forbidden, incestuous, unstoppable. The drama that unfolds is a delicate balance of poetic beauty and tragedy. Running time 2 hours with no intervalPerformers Dominic Cooper (Hippolytus), Helen Mirren (Phaedra), Margaret Tyzack (Oenone), Portia Booroff (Ensemble), Chipo Chung (Ismene), Alexander D'Andrea (Ensemble), Wendy Morgan (Panope), Ruth Negga (Africa), Elizabeth Nestor (Ensemble), John Shrapnel (Theramene), Stanley Townsend (Theseus), Tristram Wymark (Ensemble).
Author Jean Baptiste Racine. Corporate Sponsor Coutts and Co. Producer National Theatre. Adapted by Ted Hughes. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Paule Constable. Music Adam Cork.
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