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Phedre by Jean Racine
Book DescriptionA lean, high-tension version of a classic tragedy. The myth of Phaedra is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. As dramatized by the French playwright Jean Racine (1639-99), the dying Queen's obsessive love for her stepson, Hippolytus, and the scrupulously upright Hippolytus' love for the forbidden beauty Aricia has come to be known as one of the great stories of tragic infatuation, a tale of love strong enough to bring down a kingdom. In this "tough, unrhyming avalanche of a translation" (Paul Taylor, The Independent) , Hughes replaces Racine's alexandrines with an English verse that serves eloquently to convey the passions of his protagonists. The translation was performed to acclaim in London in 1998, and the London production, starring Diana Rigg, was staged in 1999 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "We are still catching up with Ted Hughes's gift for narrative verse after his Tales from Ovid ," one English critic observed after the London premiere. "Little needs to happen on stage when there's a swirling action-packed disaster movie-riddled with sex and violence-in Hughes's free verse."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374526160
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 137mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jean Racine
Four French Plays, Paperback (July 2013)
Includes the 'greatest hits' of French classical theatre, in English translations. This volume includes these plays - Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache and Phaedra - span only thirty-seven years, but make up the defining period of French theatre.
Berenice and Bajazet, Paperback (October 2012)
The critical event in Berenice, the death of Titus' father, the Emperor Vespasian, happens a week before the play opens. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable.
Racine: Three Plays, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Jean Racine
Contains three masterpieces by a French dramatists of the 17th century. This work includes: "Berenice", a tale of love and happiness in conflict with public duty; "Phedre", concerns a princess with an overwhelming infatuation with her stepson; and, "Britannicus", lays bare the relationships at the heart of power as a world slips into moral chaos.
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Author Biography - Jean Racine
Ted Hughes (1930-98) wrote more than forty books of poetry, prose, and translation, including his version of the Oresteia of Aeschylus and the Alcestis of Euripides. He served as Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, and in the year before his death he was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize (for Tales from Ovid) and the Forward Prize (for Birthday Letters), and received an Order of Merit.
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