Asterix and the Actress is the 31st volume of the Asterix comic book seriesby Albert Uderzo story and illustrations. Plot Edit The story starts with a few surprises:
It was released inand was the 23rd volume to be published, but it has been rarely reprinted and is not considered to be canonical to the series. The only English translations ever to be published were in the Asterix Annual and never an English standalone volume.
It was a tribute to Albert Uderzo on his 80th birthday by 34 European cartoonists. The volume was translated into nine languages. As of [update]it has not been translated into English.
Synopsis and characters[ edit ] Main article: List of Asterix characters The main setting for the series is an unnamed coastal village rumoured to be inspired by Erquy in Armorica present-day Brittanya province of Gaul modern Francein the year 50 BC.
Julius Caesar has conquered nearly all of Gaul for the Roman Republic. The little Armorican village, however, has held out because the villagers can gain temporary superhuman strength by drinking a magic potion brewed by the local village druid, Getafix.
His chief is Vitalstatistix. The main protagonist and hero of the village is Asterixwho, because of his shrewdness, is usually entrusted with the most important affairs of the village. Obelix is usually accompanied by Dogmatixhis little dog.
Except for Asterix and Obelix, the names of the characters change with the language. Asterix and Obelix and sometimes other members of the village go on various adventures both within the village and in far away lands.
Places visited in the series include parts of Gaul LutetiaCorsica etc. Humour[ edit ] The humour encountered in the Asterix comics often centers around puns, caricatures, and tongue-in-cheek stereotypes of contemporary European nations and French regions.
Much of the humour in the initial Asterix books was French specific, which delayed the translation of the books into other languages for fear of losing the jokes and the spirit of the story.
Some translations have actually added local humour: Hiccups are written onomatopoeically in French as "hips", but in English as "hic", allowing Roman legionaries in at least one of the English translations to decline their hiccups in Latin "hic, haec, hoc".
The newer albums share a more universal humour, both written and visual. Gothic names present-day Germany end in "-ic", after Gothic chiefs such as Alaric and Theodericfor example Rhetoric the interpreter.
Greek names end in "-os" or "-es"; for example, Thermos the restaurateur. British names end in "-ax" and are often puns on the taxation associated with the later United Kingdomsuch as Valuaddedtax the druid and Selectivemploymentax the mercenary.
Most of these jokes, and hence the names of the characters, are specific to the translation; for example, the druid Getafix is Panoramix in the original French and Miraculix in German. His name is usually left unchanged in translations, aside from accents and the use of local alphabets.
For explanations of some of the other names, see List of Asterix characters.
Ethnic stereotypes[ edit ] Many of the Asterix adventures take place in other countries aside from their homeland, Gaul. In every album that takes place abroad, they meet usually modern-day stereotypes for each country as seen by the French. Italics Italians are the inhabitants of Italy. In the adventures of Asterix, the term "Romans" is used by non-Italics to refer to all inhabitants of Italy, who at that time had extended their dominion over a large part of the Mediterranean basin.
But as can be seen in Asterix and the Chariot Racein the Italic peninsula this term is used only to the people from the capital, with many Italics preferring to identify themselves as Umbrians, Etruscans, Venetians, etc.
Various topics from this country are explored, as in this case the Italian gastronomy pasta, pizza, wineart, famous people Pavarotti, Berlusconi, Mona Lisa and even the controversial issue of political corruption. Goths Germans are disciplined and militarists, they are composed of many races that fight each other which is a reference to Germany before Otto von Bismarck and to East and West Germany after the Second World War and they wear the Pickelhaube helmet common during the German Empire.
Helvetians Swiss are neutral, eat fondue and are obsessed with cleaning, accurate time-keeping and banks. The Britons English are phlegmatic and speak with early 20th century aristocratic slang like Bertie Wooster.
They stop for Tea every day making it with hot water and a drop of milk until Asterix brings them actual tea leavesdrink lukewarm beer Bittereat tasteless foods with mint sauce Rosbif and live in streets containing rows of identical houses.
Hibernians Irish are the inhabitants of Hibernia, the Latin name of Ireland. They fight against the Romans alongside the Britons to defend the British Isles.
Hispania Spain is a place full of tourists. Hispania is the country where people of northern Europe go on vacation and ask to eat the same food they eat at their homelandscausing tremendous traffic jams in the Roman roads while traveling.
Other recurring topics are flamenco, bullfighting and olive oil.Obituaries of the 90s, famous people who died during the 90s. Jan 01, · To ask other readers questions about Asterix and the Actress, please sign up.
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Asterix and the Actress (French: Astérix et Latraviata, "Asterix and Latraviata") is the 31st volume of the Asterix comic book series, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. Feb 03, · The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome.
When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what's so special about their resistance/10(K). Asterix and the Actress [Albert Uderzo] on rutadeltambor.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Set in 50 B.C., these hysterical historical tales follow the adventures of Asterix and his pals in the days of the Roman Empire.
NormallyReviews: Asterix is the protagonist of a French comic book series, written by René Goscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo (and both written and drawn by Uderzo after Goscinny's demise in ), and now translated into over languages and published around the rutadeltambor.com comics are also commonly referred to as Asterix and Obelix..
The Asterix comics take place in the year 50 BC.