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Britannicus

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Britannicus by Timberlake Wertenbaker: ‘Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint: bored with being loved, he wants to be feared.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571283972
Date Published
20.10.2011
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Summary

Jean Racine’s classic play Britannicus is a chilling study of the emergence of a monster, as Emperor Nero begins to take Rome in his grip. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s translation premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall, London, in October 2011.

‘Anexcellent new translation.’ Guardian
‘Timberlake Wertenbaker’s beautifully distilled adaptation . . . Exhilarating theatre.’ Time Out (Critic’s Choice)
‘An astute, gripping evening.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘At once a thriller, a study of jealousy, and a treatise on power and its responsibilities.’ Independent on Sunday
‘Powerful.’ What’s on Stage
‘Gripping.’ The Stage

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Timberlake Wertenbaker’s plays include New Anatomies (ICA, London, 1982), Abel’s Sister (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1984), The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court), which won the Plays and Players Most Promising Playwright Award in 1985, Our Country’s Good (Royal Court and Broadway), winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988 and the New York Drama Critics’…

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