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Jean Racine, Five Plays Translated into English
Jean Racine Five Plays Translated into English Author:Translations by Kenneth Muir Racine was one of the greatest dramatists. The five plays included in this volume represent all phases of his carer. The first masterpiece, two plays of his middle period, the last great secular play, and the greater of the two biblical plays. The plays are wonderfully constructed so that the maximum of significance is extracted from the theme a... more »s a whole from each individual situation; and Racine's psychological penetration is unsurpassed by any dramatist, ancient or modern.
In these modern and previously unpublished translations Professor Muir has made a delightful and important contribution. The translations, in blank verse, and intended not only for the general reader but for those who have long lamented that there are no versions of Racine suitable for production.
The five plays: Andromache, Britannicus, Berenice, Phaedra, Athaliah.« less