Four French Plays: Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra (Penguin Classics)

Four French Plays: Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra (Penguin Classics)


Four of the best French performs, in new translations

Here are 4 performs that proceed to outline French theater over 3 centuries when they have been written. Corneille’s Cinna (1641) explores absolute energy in historical Rome. Molière’s comedy The Misanthrope (1666) sees its antihero reject society for its hypocrisy. Racine’s Andromache (1667) recounts the tragedy of Hector’s widow after the Trojan conflict, and his Phaedra (1677) indicates a mom crossing the bounds of affection along with her stepson. This version positive factors new verse translations undertaken with functionality in brain, and a wealth of supplementary fabrics for scholars and actors.

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