By Jean Racine

Most suitable chef-d uvre de Racine, qui lui valut, à vingt-sept ans, d être comparé au grand Corneille, Andromaque fut à sa création un véritable triomphe. En réinventant l histoire de los angeles veuve d Hector captive de Pyrrhus, roi d Épire, il inaugurait une nouvelle forme de tragédie, où l amour devenait resource de tous les périls et de tous les égarements. Dans cette pièce aux puissants effets pathétiques, marquée par le désordre extrême des sentiments, les personnages, emportés par leurs passions, se livrent aux pires excès sans jamais cesser d être d authentiques héros.

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October 18, 1959] (Years later, Hayward was sitting at his office desk, which was covered with checks he was endorsing — a distribution of profits for the investors in The Sound of Music. Yet another million profit. “This has been going on for a long time,” he chuckled. ”) Hammerstein went to see the show. It was the first time in his long career that he hadn’t been able to be an active participant in the preparation and day-to-day production of one of his works. There was The Sound of Music, spread out on a stage, playing to a full house.

She commented on how much she liked Rodgers’s music, then continued, “However, it was the lyrics that sent me to the Chapel. Mr. ” And she was also right about audiences. They don’t go to a chapel after hearing “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” they come back to hear it again and again, year after year. indb 20 2/26/07 10:22:47 AM Chapter 3 Gains and Losses During the summer of 1959, Hayward and Halliday were assembling the creative cadre for The Sound of Music. The costumes would be designed by Mainbocher and Lucinda Ballard.

The show was — and is — such a simple tale of good and evil; we could tell from our audience out front how they were palpably involved. Of course, there was a wholesomeness in our show, something which doesn’t seem to exist in most of the current shows,” she explained. “And there’s that incredible score. Audiences ... leave the theatre humming the songs, and then go home and teach them to their kids. And that’s going on today, isn’t it? “And there was Mary. There was such an electricity with her, an immediate accessibility.

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