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Racine : the power and the pleasure

Author: C E J Caldicott; Derval Conroy
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays in English by French, Irish and German academics, which explore the relevance and interest of the tragic theatre today of the French dramatist, Jean Racine (1639-99).

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Genre/Form: Actes de congrès
Named Person: Jean Racine; Jean Racine
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C E J Caldicott; Derval Conroy
ISBN: 1900621576 9781900621571 1900621568 9781900621564
OCLC Number: 490718850
Notes: Textes issus d'une Conférence internationale organisée à Dublin en octobre 1999.
Description: 1 vol. (XI-250 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Racinian hero and the classical theory of characterization, Georges Forestier; Racine's use of maxims, Jean-Louis Backes; women and power in "Britannicus" and "Berenice": the battle of blood and tears, Christian Biet; gender, power and authority in "Alexandre le Grand" and "Athalie", Derval Conroy; constructions of identity: mirrors of the "Other" in Racine's theatre, Jane Conroy; Racine's "Jacobite" plays: the politics of the Bible, Edric Caldicott; les freres ennemis: Racine, Moliere, and "la querelle du theatre", Robert McBride; Voltaire, women and reception: Racine in the 18th century, Marc Serge Riviere; pleasure in Racine, Louis van Delft; the magic and pleasure of "Berenice" today, Jean-Michel Delacomptee; Esther: prototype of an oratorio? The collaboration of Racine and Jean-Baptiste Moreau, Susanne Hartwig and Berthold Warnecke; Moreau as teacher: the impact of his vocation on the composition of "Esther", Grainne Gormley; Racine and the three vanities, Alain Viala.
Other Titles: Congrès
Responsibility: edited by Edric Caldicott and Derval Conroy.

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"Caldicott and Conroy are to be congratulated on a volume which, powerfully, offers its readers the pleasure of further exploration in the universe of Racine." PFSCL XXIX, 57 2002 "Exceptional!" Read more...

 
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