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By Jean Racine

Leading 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 l. a. 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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No, sir. THORPE Oh,—pardon. No harm meant young man—don’t take it amiss. ) Oh, indeed, no—it’s worth every penny of it. THORPE It grows on me – – – grows on me. ) I—I—I—I believe you can, sir. ) Are you personally interested in the sale of the picture? ) Yes, sir, in this way, and to this degree—that Mr. Millet is a very close friend of mine, and whatever concerns him interests me. 30 * Is He Dead? THORPE Oh, I see. That’s all right. Right and quite natural. ) I’ll no say but that if ye’ll mak it 275 it’s a trade.

DUTCHY Take it. ) DUTCHY I hafn’t got dot much. CHICAGO My fix, too. How much you got? DUTCHY Fifteen sous. ) 22 * Is He Dead? CHICAGO Me, to a centime. ) I call you. Who’ll hold the stakes? DUTCHY It—vell, it is uncertain times. CHICAGO I understand. You’ll hold yours, I’ll hold mine. DUTCHY It is petter so. It could come one of dese financial grises. The paper say de reserve in de Bank of England is down to thirty-four million pound. CHICAGO No! DUTCHY The paper say it. CHICAGO It’ll send the exchange kiting.

FERGUSON It’s the most mysterious thing. I as good as sold 300 francs worth. O’SHAUGHNESSY And I the double of it. DUTCHY I yoost the same, py cracious. EVEREST And that Englishman. Well, I had to let on to go and consult—and by Jove it cost us just 25—hundred—solid—francs! Think of it! CHICAGO I had a customer for 3 pictures at about 700, and another for 6 at 1500—one got away and the other finally backed down. – – – Ruined – – – ruined! – – – Can’t understand it! CECILE It’s a shame! ) Act I * 35 CHICAGO (Starts to play imaginary flageolet—gives it up.

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