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Reinterprets the story of a dying queen's obsessive love for her stepson in a new translation of one of classical mythology's most powerful tales

Blackwell North Amer
The myth of Phaedra, or Phedre, is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. As interpreted by the French playwright Jean Racine (1639-99), the story of the dying queen's obsessive love for her stepson, Hippolytus, has come to be known as one of the great dramas of tragic infatuation, a tale of love strong enough to bring down a kingdom.
For this translation Ted Hughes replaced Racine's alexandrines, with a lean, high-tension English verse that serves eloquently to convey the passions of his protagonists.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374231149
Branch Call Number: 842.4 RAC
Characteristics: 87 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hughes, Ted 1930-


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DanniOcean Jul 13, 2009

The 2009 production at the Stratford Festival is using an unpublished translation of Phedre by Timerlake Wertenbaker.


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