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Phedre

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780374526160
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 87
Publication Date: 1/1/2000
Size: 8.24" l x 5.60" w x 0.42"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Drama Continental European
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 Oueen'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.

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