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Review: Phèdre

User Review  - Petra - Goodreads

I think this book is definitely a classic. I love that the theme is mythological and the story is ancient, but Racine interprated this story so brilliantly showing more humanly sides of characters. I ... Read full review

Review: Phèdre

User Review  - Dorottya Bacsi - Goodreads

I just didn't enjoy this one as much... maybe because I have read plays in similar theme, and it started out really slow. I found the stances about reputation really interesting, though. Read full review

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User Review  - Nicolas Shump - Goodreads

This post is a combo of my reading of three versions of this Racine play. Blame my comparative literature background on this one. The eminent American poet Robert Lowell translates the classic play ... Read full review

Review: Phèdre

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Interesting. It has the classic qualities of love, betrayal, enemies and communication but not as going in my opinion as the original Greek myths. Not bad by any means though. Read full review

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User Review  - Oaki - Goodreads

Your classica tragedy: everybody is complaining about how life sucks and the gods hate 'em. Also, there's a moment in the play when Theseus goes full-on rage, which I noted on my reading-sheets as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie Klever - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

So Greek. I'm going to see this play in August at Stratford Ontario.Probably would never have picked this one for light summer reading. Read full review

Review: Phèdre

User Review  - Manny - Goodreads

There's an old Communist-era joke, quoted in the movie The Lives of Others, about the Party Leader's conversation with the Sun. (The punchline is "Fuck off, I'm in the West now"). In Racine's play ... Read full review

Review: Phèdre

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I have read this play four times. Four different classes, four different readings. It's the kind of thing where it's like reading it for the first time every time, if that makes sense. (Especially if ... Read full review


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