Bérénice by Jean Racine

By Jean Racine

De quoi los angeles tragédie de Bérénice est-elle donc faite ? l. a. préface de Racine a des mots trop décisifs pour n'être pas suspecte : "Toute l'invention consiste à faire quelque selected de rien". De ce rien - un easy événement rapporté par l'historien latin Suétone -, Racine a prétendu tirer l. a. plus émouvante, motor vehicle los angeles plus épurée, des pièces de son temps.

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Kristine! MRS LINDE. That’s right. NORA. Kristine! To think I didn’t recognise you. ) You’ve changed, Kristine. MRS LINDE. Nine, ten years – 39 NORA. Is it really so long? I suppose it is. I’ve been so happy these last eight years. And now you’ve come back to town. Such a long journey, in winter too. Aren’t you brave? MRS LINDE. I came on the steamer this morning. NORA. Just in time for Christmas. What a lovely surprise! What a time we’ll have. Take your coat off. You can’t be cold. ) There. Let’s be cosy, by the stove.

Not all you both think. We’ve never had the money for me to waste. We’ve had to work, both of us. MRS LINDE. You, as well? 42 NORA. Odds and ends. Sewing, embroidery, things like that. ) And other things too. You know Torvald set up on his own when we got married? He’d no prospects at the office, and he had to earn more money. In the first year, he overworked terribly. It was because of the money. He worked every hour there was. It was too much for him. He had a breakdown, and the doctors said he had to get away, go South.

The only thing was, it cost a fortune. MRS LINDE. I can imagine. NORA. Four thousand, eight hundred kroner. A fortune. MRS LINDE. You were lucky to have it, just when you needed it. NORA. Ah well, it came from Daddy. MRS LINDE. I remember, your father died about that time. NORA. Can you imagine, I couldn’t go and look after him? I was expecting Ivar, any day. Torvald was really ill. Poor, darling Daddy. I never saw him again, Kristine. It was the worst time of my whole married life. 43 MRS LINDE.

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