A critical edition of Racine's "Phedre." The introduction
examines the central facets of the play's enduring capacity to move and
disturb its audience and readers, and includes a survey of 20th century
productions. There is a section on versification and language, and a
glossary is included.
Richard Parish is Professor of French at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College. His publications include "Pascal's 'Lettres Provinciales': a study in polemic" (1989), "Racine: the limits of tragedy" (1993) and the Bristol Classical Press edition of Moliere's "Le Tartuffe" (1994).