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ISBN: 0140441220 / ISBN-13: 9780140441222

Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah

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The 17th century dramatist Jean Racine was considered, along with Moliere and Corneille, as one of the three great playwrights of his era. The ... Show synopsis

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  • Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (1964)
    by Jean Baptiste Racine, John Cairncross (Translator), E F Watling (Adapted by)

    Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    1964
    English
    320 pages

    ISBN: 0140441220
    ISBN-13: 9780140441222

    Strongly influenced by Classical drama, Jean Racine (1639-99) broke away from the grandiose theatricality of baroque drama to create works of intense psychological realism, with characters manipulated by cruel and vengeful gods. "Iphigenia" depicts a princess' absolute submission to her father's will, despite his determination to sacrifice her to gain divine favour before going to war. Described by Voltaire as 'the masterpiece of the human mind', "Phaedra" shows a woman's struggle to overcome her overwhelming passion for ... Show more

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