Racine: Mithridate

Racine: Mithridate

by Jean Baptiste Racine, Jean Racine
     
 

Jean Racine (1639-99) was a poet, playwright and master of classical French tragedy. He took his subjects from antiquity or mythology and became very popular with his plays dealing with blind, passionate love. Mithridate (1673) tells the tragic story of the ageing king Mithridates of Pontus who, consumed by passion for Monime, the captive princess, has rivals in

Overview

Jean Racine (1639-99) was a poet, playwright and master of classical French tragedy. He took his subjects from antiquity or mythology and became very popular with his plays dealing with blind, passionate love. Mithridate (1673) tells the tragic story of the ageing king Mithridates of Pontus who, consumed by passion for Monime, the captive princess, has rivals in the persons of his sons Xipharès and Pharnace.

This useful student edition contains the complete French text of the play along with a substantial Introduction and Commentary also in French.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631004400
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Publication date:
06/28/1979
Series:
French Texts Series
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)

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