Phèdre

Phèdre

by Jean Racine

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ISBN-13: 9780486817132
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 Years

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.

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