Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Written by Jean Racine
Translated by Ted Hughes
Directed by Virginia Reh
Designed by David Vivian
Feb. 17, 18, 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Student Matinee: Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 01:00 p.m.
students and seniors $12.00
$5.00 matinee for Brock students and staff
The myth of Phèdre is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. Believing her absent husband Theseus to be dead, the Queen confesses her obsession for stepson Hippolytus, thus entering a nightmare world and spinning a tale of passion that unwinds with disastrous consequences.
Phèdre: A Primer, is an introduction to our production, prepared by our Dramaturge and Fourth Year DART student, Spencer Smith. Included are:
1) Collaboration, 2) Play Synopsis, 3) Director’s Notes, 4) Scenographer’s Notes, 5) The Playwright: Jean-Baptiste Racine, 6) The Translator: Ted Hughes, 7) Family Tree, 8) The Myths: Theseus, Phaedra, and Hippolytus, 9) The Labyrinth of Lexicon: People and Places, 10) The Many Faces of Phaedra, 11) Dramaturge’s Notes, 12) List of Figures, 13) Bibliography.
Download your PDF copy of Phèdre: A Primer (PDF, 16.1 MB)