Racine’s ‘Andromaque’: Absences and Displacements

Joseph Harris (Editor), Nicholas Hammond (Editor)

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Racine’s ‘Andromaque’: Absences and Displacements casts a new look at the dynamism, richness, and complexity of Racine’s first major tragedy (first performed in Paris in 1667), through a collection of articles specially commissioned by the editors Nicholas Hammond and Joseph Harris. Challenging received opinions about the fixity of French ‘classicism’, this volume demonstrates how Racine’s play is preoccupied with absences, displacements, instability, and uncertainty. The articles explore such issues as: movement and transactions, offstage characters and locations, hallucinations and fantasies, love and desire, and translations and adaptations of Racine’s play. This collection will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of seventeenth-century French theatre.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages169
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFaux Titre: Etudes de langue et littérature françaises
ISSN (Print)0167-9392


  • Racine
  • Andromaque
  • tragedy
  • absence

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