The Resource Phaedra ; : The rape of Lucretia, Britten, (electronic resource)

Phaedra ; : The rape of Lucretia, Britten, (electronic resource)

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Phaedra ; : The rape of Lucretia
Title
Phaedra ;
Title remainder
The rape of Lucretia
Statement of responsibility
Britten
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First performed in Paris in 1677, Jean Racine's "Phaedra" is the tenth of twelve plays by the author and his last to be based on Greek mythology. Racine, the famed French dramatist and master of dodecasyllabic alexandrine, the 12-syllable poetic meter, was a contemporary of Molière and Corneille. This classic story concerns its titular character, who though married to Theseus, the King of Athens, falls in love with Hippolytus, Theseus' son from his first marriage. Hippolytus also has a forbidden desire in his heart for Aricia, who is held by Theseus under a vow of chastity and is the lone survivor of the royal house vanquished by Theseus. Phaedra unleashes a tragic series of events when she is mistakenly told that Theseus has died and she reveals her taboo love for her stepson. Her husband returns and both Phaedra and Hippolytus pay the ultimate price for their forbidden desires. "Phaedra" was incredibly well received with praise from the likes of Voltaire who described the work as a "masterpiece of the human mind". The drama remains to this day widely performed, studied, and translated, and endures as one of Racine's most highly regarded works. This edition follows the translation of Robert Bruce Boswell
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1913-1976
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Britten, Benjamin
Dewey number
782.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Racine, Jean
  • Solo cantatas, Secular (Medium voice)
  • Operas
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Phaedra ; : The rape of Lucretia, Britten, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9783742919144
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13122879
Publisher number
MWT13122879
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Phaedra ; : The rape of Lucretia, Britten, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9783742919144
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13122879
Publisher number
MWT13122879
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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