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Five plays

Author: Jean Racine; Kenneth Muir
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1960.
Series: Mermaid dramabook, MD17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Racine was one of the greatest dramatists. The five plays included in this volume represent all phases of his career -- the first masterpiece, two plays of his middle period, the last great secular play, and the greater of the two biblical plays. In these modern and previously unpublished translations Professor Muir has made a delightful and important contribution. The translations, in blank verse, are intended not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699.
Five plays.
New York, Hill and Wang [1960]
(OCoLC)581333993
Named Person: Jean Racine; Jean Racine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Racine; Kenneth Muir
ISBN: 0809080303 9780809080304 0809007177 9780809007172
OCLC Number: 554456
Description: xxviii, 288 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Andromache --
Britannicus --
Berenice --
Phaedra --
Athaliah.
Series Title: Mermaid dramabook, MD17.
Other Titles: Plays.
Responsibility: translated into English verse, and with an introduction by Kenneth Muir.

Abstract:

Racine was one of the greatest dramatists. The five plays included in this volume represent all phases of his career -- the first masterpiece, two plays of his middle period, the last great secular play, and the greater of the two biblical plays. In these modern and previously unpublished translations Professor Muir has made a delightful and important contribution. The translations, in blank verse, are intended not only for the general reader but for those who have long lamented that there are no versions of Racine suitable for production. - Back cover.

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