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Jean Racine

Jean Racine

 Jean Racine

Jean Racine was born in 1639 at La Ferté Milon, sixty miles east of Paris. Orphaned at an early age, he was educated at the Little Schools of Port Royal and the pro-Jansenist College of Beauvais. He soon reacted against his austere mentors and by 1660 he had begun to write for the theater and had been introduced to the court of Louis XIV. In 1677, when he had ten plays to his credit and was high in favor with both the court and the public, he abandoned the theatre, which was regarded as far from respectable by the Church, and joined the Establishment as Royal Historiographer. It was only after a silence of twelve years that he wrote his last two plays (both on religious subjects), Esther and Athaliah. He died in 1699.

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French : Drama


152293 Four French Plays: Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache, Pheadra £10.99

French : Annotated Texts

148974 Mithridate £15.99
231265 Phedre £15.99

French : Commentaries

004152 Britannicus £6.70

French : Classics/Modern Classics

Ages 11-14

300151 Andromaque £3.10

Ages 15-16

309329 Andromaque. Suivi d'une anthologie sur les héroìnes tragiques £2.60
304670 Bérénice £2.90
108721 Britannicus £2.95


076528 Abrégé de l'histoire de Port-Royal £6.60
007655 Andromaque £4.35
009498 Andromaque (Edition spéciale lycées) £4.35
005862 Athalie £6.50
007658 Bérénice £4.35
007659 Britannicus £4.35
405532 Britannicus (2006 Larousse edition) £4.35
007661 Iphigénie £4.35
078812 Mithridate £5.55
078674 Oeuvres complètes 1 : théâtre, poésie £71.00
007663 Phèdre £4.35
075458 Phèdre £3.20

French : Poetry

Ages 15-16

160720 Phèdre £2.90

French : Drama

Ages 11-14

110962 Andromaque £2.95

Ages 15-16

362052 Phèdre £3.45


008218 Andromaque £3.95
301065 Andromaque £4.10
007621 Athalie £4.80
111596 Bérénice £4.65
363273 Britannicus £4.10
160171 La thébaïde ou les frères ennemis £9.25
354695 Les plaideurs £3.40
117518 Mithridate £6.80
005653 Phèdre £3.80
008238 Phèdre £3.35
349260 Phèdre £3.65
101946 Phèdre £6.85
152592 Phèdre £3.95
252477 Théâtre complet (Vol. 1) £14.95
106938 Théâtre complet (Vol. 2) £13.95
160349 Théâtre II (Iphigenie, Phedre, Esther, Athalie, Bajazet, Mithridate) £7.70

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