Phaedra, by Racine
ISBN10: 015675780X ISBN13: 9780156757805 Contributors: Racine, Jean Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Sep 1 1987 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. Believing her husband dead, she confesses her love to him and is rebuffed. When her husband returns alive, Phaedra convinces him that it was Hippolytus who attempted to seduce her. In his interpretation, Racine replaced the stylized tragedy with human-scale characters and actions. Introduction by Richard Wilbur.