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Phedre - Full Length Play, Drama

Phedre

William Packard, Jean Racine

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573613951

Translated in rhymed alexandrine couplets by William Packard
"Fidelity to the original in clarity, choice of words, and verse structure.... Strong passions and dignity through catastrophe." - New York World Telegram & Sun

"Perhaps the most civilized great tragedy ever written." - Eric Bentley

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Full Length Play

Drama

Phèdre falls in love with her husband Thésée's son Hippolyte - and through her passion she dooms the young man, the woman (Princess Aricie), her husband, her nurse confidante OEnone (who drives the plot with her unwise advice to Phèdre), and ultimately herself (she takes poison after confessing her crime to Thésée).  Agony-themed stage plays reached their zenith with the masterful pen of French playwright, Jean Racine. Passion, wickedness, deceit, and conspiracy flowed like honey into the tragedy.
"Fidelity to the original in clarity, choice of words, and verse structure.... Strong passions and dignity through catastrophe." - New York World Telegram & Sun

"Perhaps the most civilized great tragedy ever written." - Eric Bentley

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