Phaedra by Racine

Phaedra by Racine

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by Jean Racine
     
 

PHAEDRA by Jean Racine is a dramatic tragedy in five acts first performed in 1677. Drawn from Greek mythology, PHAEDRA is an episode in the life of the wife of the Greek hero Theseus. In the absence of her royal husband Theseus, Phaedra ends by declaring her love to Hippolytus, Theseus' son from a previous marriage.  See more details below

Overview

PHAEDRA by Jean Racine is a dramatic tragedy in five acts first performed in 1677. Drawn from Greek mythology, PHAEDRA is an episode in the life of the wife of the Greek hero Theseus. In the absence of her royal husband Theseus, Phaedra ends by declaring her love to Hippolytus, Theseus' son from a previous marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011890734
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
36 KB

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Meet the Author

Jean Racine was born in La Ferte-Milon on 22 December 1639 and died in Paris on April 21, 1699. He is considered one of the greatest playwrights of classical French theater. Orphaned at the age of three, Racine received an excellent education and the success of his tragedy ANDROMACHE (1667) secured his reputation. He married Catherine de Romanet, who gave him seven children. Racine had 17 illegitimate children with various mistresses.

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