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Racine: Phedre

Racine: Phedre

by Edward D. James, Gillian Jondorf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521397219

ISBN-13: 9780521397216

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This introductory study presents Racine's Phèdre as the culmination of French classical tragedy. It situates the play in its historical, literary and theatrical context, shows its relationship with other tragedies of Racine, and sketches its influence on later European literature. It analyzes the structures and language of the play, considers the major

Overview

This introductory study presents Racine's Phèdre as the culmination of French classical tragedy. It situates the play in its historical, literary and theatrical context, shows its relationship with other tragedies of Racine, and sketches its influence on later European literature. It analyzes the structures and language of the play, considers the major characters in action, and explores the ancient classical background and the mythological content. A chronological table of Racine's life and times and a guide to further reading are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521397216
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
113
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chronological table; 1. The context of Phèdre; 2. Phèdre, the play; 3. The posterity of Phèdre; Further reading.

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