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Phaedra

Jean Racine

In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals with love that violates social taboos. Note: In Racine's work, a new "scene" begins whenever a character enters or exits. Therefore, there are no stage directions, only a list of the characters on stage for each scene. The action is continuous for the entire act. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Cast Narrator: bala Theseus: Bruce Pirie Phaedra: Elizabeth Klett Hippolytus: Libby Gohn Aricia: Charlotte Duckett Oenone: Amanda Friday Theramenes: Alan Mapstone Ismene: Haili Panope: Maryanka Audio editing: Libby Gohn

In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals with love that violates social taboos. Note: In Racine's work, a new "scene" begins whenever a character enters or exits. Therefore, there are no stage directions, only a list of the characters on stage for each scene. The action is continuous for the entire act. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Cast Narrator: bala Theseus: Bruce Pirie Phaedra: Elizabeth Klett Hippolytus: Libby Gohn Aricia: Charlotte Duckett Oenone: Amanda Friday Theramenes: Alan Mapstone Ismene: Haili Panope: Maryanka Audio editing: Libby Gohn
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In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals with love that violates social taboos. Note: In Racine's work, a new "scene" begins whenever a character enters or exits. Therefore, there are no stage directions, only a list of the characters on stage for each scene. The action is continuous for the entire act. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Cast Narrator: bala Theseus: Bruce Pirie Phaedra: Elizabeth Klett Hippolytus: Libby Gohn Aricia: Charlotte Duckett Oenone: Amanda Friday Theramenes: Alan Mapstone Ismene: Haili Panope: Maryanka Audio editing: Libby Gohn

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:41