Phèdre (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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Based on Euripides' Hippolytus, this play by one of France's greatest playwrights is a magnificent example of character exposition. When the title character, Hippolytus' stepmother, receives false information that her husband, Theseus, is dead, Ph dra reveals a passionate love for her stepson -- an act that eventually spells doom for both characters.

About the Author

Dramatist Jean Racine (1639-1699) is renowned for his mastery of French classical tragedy. Racine modeled his plays after the ancient Greek and Roman traditions, reinvigorating the classics with an emphasis on his characters' consciousness rather than their actions. His plays were enormously successful, and he retired from the theater at the height of his powers to serve as royal historiographer in the court of Louis XIV.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486817132
ISBN-10: 048681713X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 15th, 2017
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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