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Britannicus

Timberlake Wertenbaker

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ISBN
9780571283989
Date Published
20.10.2011
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Summary

Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint:
bored with being loved, he wants to be feared.

Agrippina, widow of Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as his taste for power grows, Nero begins to slip from his mother’s control. Britannicus’s life is threatened and Rome moves ever closer to the edge.

Jean Racine’s classic play Britannicus is a chilling study of the emergence of a monster. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s translation premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall, London, in October 2011.

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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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