In which I discuss a bit about Jean Racine’s Phedre, a French play from the Louis XIV era. It’s a grand, tragic epic of mythological proportions, and a great place to start if you’re looking for classical stuff to take you Beyond the Bard!
Here’s the play in English at Project Gutenberg: Phaedra.
And if you’re feeling ambitious, the original French: Phedre.
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In “Romeo and Juliet,” there’s a climactic fight scene between Mercutio and Tybalt, two men who… had no interaction before that moment? Why exactly are they on such a collision course then? I investigate why in the latest installment of “Shakespeare Themes”.
In which I discuss the word “desert”. Spoiler alert, it’s not pronounced the way you think. I’m going to be off for two weeks but if you want more bite-size Shakespeare fun in the interim, follow me at:
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