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Phedra

Written by

Jean Racine

and

Julie Rose

Translated by

Julie Rose

~playauthor~Written by~ Jean Racine , Julie Rose ~playauthor~Translated by~ Julie Rose

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Jean Racine's Phedra (originally Phèdre et Hippolyte) is a five-act tragedy written in alexandrine verse, first performed on 1 January 1677 at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, home of the royal troupe of actors in Paris....

Bajazet  

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Hollinghurst , Jean Racine

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 36, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Bajazet is Racine’s most violent drama; it ends, like Phèdre, with a female character’s on-stage suicide, here the culmination of a vividly described sequence of off-stage murders. The setting, in a claustrophobic space within the harem...

Berenice  

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Hollinghurst , Jean Racine

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The critical event in Berenice, the death of Titus’ father, the Emperor Vespasian, happens a week before the play opens. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable. The breaking off of a great love affair...