Racine: Phèdre by Edward D. JamesRacine: Phèdre by Edward D. James

Racine: Phèdre

byEdward D. James, Gillian Jondorf

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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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.
Title:Racine: PhèdreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521397219

ISBN - 13:9780521397216


Table of Contents

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