Phèdre by Jean Racine

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by Jean Racine

Tragedy Jealousy Love Guilt and Shame Fate and Free Will

PAGES
69
ESTIMATED TIME
1 hour 10 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1676
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
French
DOWNLOADS
987

Phèdre is a tragedy by Jean Racine that was first published in 1677.

The play narrates the love conceived by Phaedra, wife of Theseus, for Hippolytus, son of Theseus and an Amazon, according to classical Greek mythology. The play is composed of 1,654 alexandrine verses.

This tragedy is mainly inspired by the myth of Phaedra from Euripides' tragedy, although Racine also took some contributions made to the myth by Seneca and Garnier.

Phèdre is the last secular tragedy written by Racine. After its publication, he devoted himself to the work of historian of the court of King Louis XIV and to religion.

This digital edition of the play Phèdre by Jean Racine is based on the English translation by Robert Bruce Boswell.

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Jean Racine, baptized Jean-Baptiste Racine was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and ...

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