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Corneille and Racine: Problems of Tragic Form (Paperback)
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Corneille and Racine: Problems of Tragic Form (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 18/10/1973
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Corneille and Racine may seem like marble monuments of an unchanging typical classicism. Mr Pocock is concerned to show that each of these great dramatists was a living writer, struggling to create developing forms and that the rules of neo-classical decorum were a strait-jacket to them. We can see in their writings a hesitation between poetic drama which creates its own forms from within and naturalistic drama which opts for truth to common life and a medium. In an interesting and comprehensive examination of the two authors, Mr Pocock shows the range of Coneille's achievement, and explains that a good seal which had been dismissed as decadence or incompetence was the result of his casting about for new forms. A section on Racine shows him opting for a deepening mode of drama which rejects naturalism and is implicitly subversive of neo-classical rules.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521098144
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm

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