Theatre Broadcast from la Comédie-Française
120 mins in French with EN subs
Author: Jean Racine | Stage director: Stéphane Braunschweig Costume designer: Thibault Vancraenenbroeck | with the Troupe and actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française Tragedy in 5 acts
The Troupe de la Comédie-Française revisits the past in light of the present in Stéphane Braunschweig’s staging of Racine’s Britannicus. Enter the corridors of power in a complex web of intrigue orchestrated by Nero, young ruler of Rome who gradually transforms into a tyrant with the machiavelic endeavour to eliminate his half-brother, Britannicus, the rightful heir to the throne.