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Phaedra

Jean Racine
Translated by Frank McGuinness

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ISBN
9780571301270
Date Published
18.04.2013
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Summary

The King is missing, presumed dead. His warrior son is braced for inheritance but is betrayed by his heart. Phaedra, the tormented Queen, has a terrifying secret that will shake Athens to its core.

Based on Euripides’ Hippolytus, Racine’s Phaedra reveals the devastating potential of love and the brutality of human nature.

Phaedra, in this new version by Frank McGuinness, premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in April 2006.