Racine: Phedre Edward D. James

ISBN: 9780521393195

Published: November 25th 1994

Hardcover

113 pages


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Racine: Phedre  by  Edward D. James

Racine: Phedre by Edward D. James
November 25th 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 113 pages | ISBN: 9780521393195 | 7.46 Mb

This introductory study presents Racines Phedre as the culmination of French classical tragedy. It situates the play in its historical, literary and theatrical context, shows its thematic relationship with other tragedies of Racine, and sketches itsMoreThis introductory study presents Racines Phedre as the culmination of French classical tragedy.

It situates the play in its historical, literary and theatrical context, shows its thematic relationship with other tragedies of Racine, and sketches its influence on later writers in a variety of European languages and its place in the evolution of European sensibility. The structures and the language of the play are closely analyzed, and the major characters are studied in action. Full weight is given to the ancient classical background and to the mythological content of the play.

A chronological table provides an overview of Racines life and times, and there is a guide to further reading.



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