Jean Racine

Portrait of Racine Jean Racine (), baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 163921 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as ''Phèdre'', ''Andromaque'', and ''Athalie''. He did write one comedy, ''Les Plaideurs'', and a muted tragedy, ''Esther'' for the young.

Racine's plays displayed his mastery of the dodecasyllabic (12 syllable) French alexandrine. His writing is renowned for its elegance, purity, speed, and fury, and for what American poet Robert Lowell described as a "diamond-edge", and the "glory of its hard, electric rage". Racine's dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both plot and stage.

The linguistic effects of Racine's poetry are widely considered to be untranslatable, although many eminent poets have attempted to translate Racine's work into English, including Lowell, Richard Wilbur, Ted Hughes, Tony Harrison, and Derek Mahon, and Friedrich Schiller into German.

The latest translations of Racine's plays into English have been by Alan Hollinghurst (''Berenice'', ''Bajazet''), by RADA director Edward Kemp (''Andromache''), Neil Bartlett, and poet Geoffrey Alan Argent, who earned a 2011 American Book Award for the translating ''The Complete Plays of Jean Racine''. Provided by Wikipedia
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Les plaideurs comédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean, 1639-1699
Published 1966
Book
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Fedra
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Racine, Jean, 1639-1699
Published 1972
Book
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Théâtre en deux volumes
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1939
Book
4
Les plaideurs comédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1964
Book
5
Britannicus tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1965
Book
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Athalie tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1964
Book
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Iphigénie tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1970
Book
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Esther tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1965
Book
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Mithridate tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1933
Book
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Les plaideurs comédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1935
Book
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by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1950
Book
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Iphigénie tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean, 1639-1699
Published 1980
Book
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Andromaque tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1933
Book
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Bajazet tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1932
Book
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Phèdre tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean, 1639-1699
Published 1972
Book
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Les plaideurs comédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1935
Book
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Phèdre (1677)
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1946
Book
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Phèdre tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1933
Book
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Athalie tragédie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1933
Book
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Athalie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Racine, Jean 1639-1699
Published 1948
Book
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