Phedra

Phedra

by Jean Racine
     
 

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, Phedra reveals a passionate love for her stepson — an act that eventually spells doom for both characters.

Overview


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, Phedra reveals a passionate love for her stepson — an act that eventually spells doom for both characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486419275
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/13/2001
Series:
Thrift Edition Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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