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Andromède is a play by Pierre Corneille, written in 1650.
- 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.
- 1650 version: It was commissioned by Cardinal Mazarin in 1648 but wasn't finished until 1650. Corneille dedicated the piece to an unknown woman designated by four uppercase M's. According to Abel Lefranc, the M's represent Madame de Motteville, the confidante of Anne of Austria.
- 1682 version
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