Andromède

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Andromède is a play by Pierre Corneille, written in 1650.

Plot[edit]

  • Prologue: Respects to the King
  • Act I: Venus predicts the marriage of Andromeda while a final victim will be chosen for the monster Cetus.
  • Act II: Andromeda is designated as the victim.
  • Act III: Perseus kills the monster; the Nereids promise to avenge it.
  • Act IV: Phineus wants to kill Perseus and gets the aid of Hera.
  • Act V: Perseus astounds Phineus; all the characters ascend to heaven to become gods.

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