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Phèdre (2009)

National Theatre Live: Phèdre (original title)
A new English adaptation of the classic French tragedy Phèdre by Jean Racine (1639-1699). It retells the ancient Greek tale of the wife of the Athenian King Theseus, who conceived a ... See full summary »

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Jean Racine (play)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Portia Booroff Portia Booroff ... Ensemble
Chipo Chung ... Ismene
Dominic Cooper ... Hippolytus
Alexander D'Andrea Alexander D'Andrea ... Ensemble
Helen Mirren ... Phèdre
Wendy Morgan ... Panope
Ruth Negga ... Aricia
Elizabeth Nestor Elizabeth Nestor ... Ensemble
John Shrapnel ... Théramène
Stanley Townsend ... Theseus
Margaret Tyzack ... Oenone
Tristram Wymark Tristram Wymark ... Ensemble
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A new English adaptation of the classic French tragedy Phèdre by Jean Racine (1639-1699). It retells the ancient Greek tale of the wife of the Athenian King Theseus, who conceived a forbidden love for his son (by an earlier wife) Hyppolytus. All ends badly for all. Written by Roger Downey

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,188
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This is a stage production of a play, filmed and broadcast live to over seventy cinemas across the U.K. on June 25, 2009. The production was subsequently screened "as live" in over two hundred eighty cinemas around the world as part of the National Theatre's "NT Live" project, which will see many of their London stage productions broadcast live in cinemas. See more »

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