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Phaedra

Based on the theories of Aristotle and Horace, the neoclassic rules of decorum required a play only to show what was suitable on stage and to leave scenes that were especially gruesome or violent...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 10:41 pm UTC

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Phaedra is both a victim and a victimizer, which adds complexity to her character. According to the French playwright Jean Racine, Phaedra is driven by fate and the gods' anger into a forbidden...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019 8:57 am UTC

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To write an essay about passions in Phaedra, you could break down the different types of passions and how they drive the characters in the play. For example, romantic passion and lust are...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2020 4:20 pm UTC

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Racine's Phaedra is a neoclassical French play from the 17th century (1677); it is based on Euripedes' Hippolyta, a Greek play from the classic period in Greece. Therefore, the staging, the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2011 5:46 am UTC

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Throughout the play, the title character Phèdre (or Phaedra in English) is ruled by her passions. Playwright Jean Racine shows that unbridled passion is destructive to society overall, as well as...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020 12:16 am UTC

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In Euripides' Hippolytus, Phaedra, the wife of Theseus, is in love with her stepson Hippolytus. For a long time, Phaedra had tried to hide her love, but eventually her nurse convinces her to reveal...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2011 3:08 am UTC

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Racine was part of the French neoclassical tradition of the 17th century, in which theatre artists returned to the Greek myths for inspiration. One feature of their source was order, by which is...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 4:50 pm UTC

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Near the end of Euripides' Hippolytus, the title character is in the throes of death. He has been involved in a chariot accident that resulted in him being hurled out of the chariot car, tangled in...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2011 3:24 am UTC

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If we look simply at the play named in your subject, Racine's Phèdre, we can provide an answer to this question based on a comparison of Racine's treatment and his primary source material,...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 3:23 am UTC

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Jean Racine's Phèdre adapts a myth which provided a subject for Greek drama into a play which presents much the same view of women as his sources did. Greek tragedy identifies women with the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 8:43 pm UTC

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