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Voltaire's theatre

the cycle from Œdipe to Mérope

SVEC
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

75

Author: 
J. R. Vrooman
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1970
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0168-5
Pages
Pages: 
220
Price Sterling (£): 
35

About the Book

About the Book: 


Preface

Introduction

Part I: Theory: Towards a definition of tragedy

Chapter I. A categorical review

Chapter II. Voltaire's concept of tragedy

A. Prefaces, commentaries and correspondences

B. Voltaire and Aristotle

C. The critics' interpretation

Part II: Practice: The cycle from Œdipe to Mérope

Chapter I. Œdipe

Chapter II. Zaïre

Chapter III. Alzire

Chapter IV. Mahomet

Chapter V. Mérope

Part III: Conclusion: The inner significance of the tragedies

Chapter I. Tragedy, history and drama

Chapter II. The inner significance of the tragedies

List of works consulted

Index

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