Jean Racine (1639 - 1699)

In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals with love that violates social taboos. Note: In Racine's work, a new "scene" begins whenever a character enters or exits. Therefore, there are no stage directions, only a list of the characters on stage for each scene. The action is continuous for the entire act. (Summary by Libby Gohn)


Narrator: bala

Theseus: Bruce Pirie

Phaedra: Elizabeth Klett

Hippolytus: Libby Gohn

Aricia: Charlotte Duckett

Oenone: Amanda Friday

Theramenes: Alan Mapstone

Ismene: Haili

Panope: Maryanka

Audio editing: Libby Gohn

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act I Group 00:21:44
Play 02 Act II Group 00:21:08
Play 03 Act III Group 00:15:36
Play 04 Act IV Group 00:19:44
Play 05 Act V Group 00:20:40