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Berenice, Donmar Warehouse Theatre

'Let glory be our solace in our grief, And let the world acknowledge to the full Tears of an emperor, tears of a queen.'

Berenice's long and patient wait is over. Her lover, Titus, is now Emperor of Rome and with his succession, she can become his queen.

But the Roman people make their disapproval known and Titus must choose between love and responsibility.

Antiochus, Titus' best friend, is sent to comfort her, but reveals his own unrequited love for Berenice.

In Berenice, Racine created a perfect tragedy of unfulfilled passion. In his new version, Man Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst anatomises the agony of love.... Read more >>

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Berenice

Berenice Overview

By Jean Racine, in a new version by Alan Hollinghurst
27 September - 24 November 2012

'Let glory be our solace in our grief, And let the world acknowledge to the full Tears of an emperor, tears of a queen.'

Berenice's long and patient wait is over. Her lover, Titus, is now Emperor of Rome and with his succession, she can become his queen.

But the Roman people make their disapproval known and Titus must choose between love and responsibility.

Antiochus, Titus' best friend, is sent to comfort her, but reveals his own unrequited love for Berenice.

In Berenice, Racine created a perfect tragedy of unfulfilled passion. In his new version, Man Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst anatomises the agony of love.

Production Supporters:
Clive and Sally Sherling

Cast Includes:
Anne-Marie Duff

Creative Team:
Director:   Josie Rourke
Designer: Lucy Osborne

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