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Four French plays : Cinna, The misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra

2013
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The plays in this volume span only 37 years, but make up the defining period of French theatre. In Corneille's 'Cinna' (1641), absolute power is explored in ancient Rome, while Molière's 'The Misanthrope' (1666), the only comedy in this collection, sees its anti-hero outcast for his refusal to conform to social conventions. Here also are two key plays by Racine: 'Andromache' (1667), recounting the tragedy of Hector's widow after the Trojan War, and 'Phaedre' (1677), showing a mother crossing the bounds of love with her son.
Main title:
Four French plays : Cinna, The misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra / Racine, Corneille, Molière ; translated with notes by John Edmunds.
Imprint:
London : Penguin Classics, 2013.
Collation:
368 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Translated from the French.
Contents:
Cinna / Corneille -- The misanthrope / Molière -- Andromache / Racine -- Phaedre / Racine.
ISBN:
9780141392080 (pbk)0141392088
Dewey class:
842.4'08
Language:
EnglishFrench
BRN:
890650
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