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The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 5, Britannicus, (ebook)

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The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 5, Britannicus
Title
The complete plays of Jean Racine
Title number
Volume 5
Title part
Britannicus
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eng
Summary
As Voltaire famously opined, Athaliah, Racine's last play, is "perhaps the greatest masterwork of the human spirit." Its formidable antagonists, Athaliah, queen of Judah, and Jehoiada, high priest of the temple of Jerusalem, are engaged in a deadly struggle for dominion: she, fiercely determined to maintain her throne and exterminate the detested race of David; he, no less fiercely determined to overthrow this heathen queen and enthrone the orphan Joash, the scion of the house of David, whom Athaliah believes she slew as an infant ten years earlier. This boy represents the sole hope for the survival of the royal race from which is to spring the Christ. But in this play, even God is more about hate and retribution than about love and mercy.This is the fourth volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine's plays-only the third time such a project has been undertaken. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent has rendered these plays in the verse form that Racine might well have used had he been English: namely, the "heroic" couplet. Argent has exploited the couplet's compressed power and flexibility to produce a work of English literature, a verse drama as gripping in English as Racine's is in French. Complementing the translation are the illuminating Discussion, intended as much to provoke discussion as to provide it, and the extensive Notes and Commentary, which offer their own fresh and thought-provoking insights
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Midwest
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1639-1699
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Racine, Jean
Dewey number
842/.4
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Argent, Geoffrey Alan
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  • Racine, Jean
  • Racine, Jean
  • Rome
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adult
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The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 5, Britannicus, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780271073927
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11615009
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remote
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11615009
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MWT11615009
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 5, Britannicus, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271073927
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11615009
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11615009
System control number
MWT11615009
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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