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Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah : Penguin Classics - Jean Racine

Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 28th February 1964
ISBN: 9780140441222
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18+ years old

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

Jean Racinep. 11
Note on the terms 'Romanesque' and 'Baroque'p. 28
List of Racine's playsp. 29
Iphigenia
Phaedra
Athaliah
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ISBN: 9780140441222
ISBN-10: 0140441220
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th February 1964
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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