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Confidential Strategies : The Evolving Role of the "Confident" in French Tragic Drama (1635-1677)

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This work offers the first full-length assessment of the confident in French classical tragedy. In identifying major stages in the evolution of this role in the years from Pierre Corneille's Médée to Racine's Phèdre, Valérie Worth-Stylianou draws attention to the signifiance of the Querelle du confident, which coincided with Racine's début as a dramatist. While Racine's first two tragedies flouted convention by virtually eliminating such roles, his subsequent tragedies accord them unusual prominence. Through a series of detailed comparisons between the theatre of Racine and the works of his predecessors and contemporaries (including Pierre and Thomas Corneille, Melle Desjardins, Gilbert, Quinault, Pradon, Rotrou), the dramatic value of a wide range of "confidential strategies" is explored.

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Confidential Strategies : The Evolving Role of the "Confident" in French Tragic Drama (1635-1677)

Confidential Strategies : The Evolving Role of the "Confident" in French Tragic Drama (1635-1677)

This work offers the first full-length assessment of the confident in French classical tragedy. In identifying major stages in the evolution of this role in the years from Pierre Corneille's Médée to Racine's Phèdre, Valérie Worth-Stylianou draws attention to...

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Title Confidential Strategies : The Evolving Role of the "Confident" in French Tragic Drama (1635-1677)
Edition First Edition
Volume 12
By (author) Valérie WORTH-STYLIANOU
ISSN 1420-7699
Issue 40
Language Anglais
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 01/1/1999
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00339-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600003391
Reference no. 40-12
Publication Date 01/1/1999
Nb of pages XII - 254
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