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Pausanias : tragédie, 1668

Edited by Edmund J. CAMPION, Introduction by William BROOKS, Notes by Edmund J. CAMPION

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Pausanias, the penultimate tragedy by Philippe Quinault (1635-1688), was first performed in November 1668. It was written hurriedly to plug a gap in the Hôtel de Bourgogne’s schedule of performances, and inspired by Racine’s Andromaque, which had been given the previous year. Quinault’s play, however, is no mere copy. It belongs to a different tradition that did not regard theatre as an elite form of literature. Quinault sets out to put right what he saw as flaws in Racine’s work, and in so doing, portrays both Démarate, a violent and furious heroine who contrives a memorable dénouement, and Cléonice, the last role played by the celebrated actress Mademoiselle Du Parc, who had also created the part of Andromaque in Racine’s play.The text, established and annotated by Edmund J. Campion, is published here for the first time in over two hundred years, and William Brooks contributes a study of the origins, construction, and fate of this tragedy, which has suffered from an unjustifiably poor reputation.

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Pausanias : tragédie, 1668

Pausanias : tragédie, 1668

Pausanias, the penultimate tragedy by Philippe Quinault (1635-1688), was first performed in November 1668. It was written hurriedly to plug a gap in the Hôtel de Bourgogne’s schedule of performances, and inspired by Racine’s Andromaque, which had been...

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Title Pausanias : tragédie, 1668
Edition First Edition
By (author) Philippe QUINAULT
Edited by Edmund J. CAMPION
Introduction by William BROOKS
Notes by Edmund J. CAMPION
ISSN 0257-4063
Issue 560
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 01/1/2004
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00882-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008822
Reference no. 1-560
Publication Date 01/1/2004
Nb of pages 0 - 144
Dimensions 11.5 x 18 cm
Weight 300 gr
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