Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah by Jean Racine
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Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah
By Jean Racine

Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah

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Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah by Jean Racine

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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 her stepson - an obsession that brings destruction to a noble family. And "Athaliah" portrays a ruthless pagan queen, who defies Jehovah in her desperate attempt to keep the throne of Jerusalem from its legitimate heir.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140441222
ISBN-10: 0140441220
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean Racine

Jean Racine was born in 1639 at La Ferte Milon, sixty miles east of Paris. In 1677, when he had ten plays to his credit and was high in favor with both the court and the public, he abandoned the theatre, which was regarded as far from respectable by the Church, and joined the Establishment as Royal Historiographer. It was only after a silence of twelve years that he wrote his last two plays (both on religious subjects), Esther and Athaliah. He died in 1699. John Cairncross also translated The Cid; Cinna; The Theatrical Illusion (0140443126) for Penguin Classics.

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