Voltaire's Theatre

BookVoltaire's Theatre

Voltaire's Theatre

the cycle from Œdipe to Mérope

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 75

1970

December 31st, 1970

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Dedication6
Contents8
Preface10
Introduction12
Part I: Theory: Towards a Definition of Tragedy18
Chapter I. A categorical review20
Chapter II. Voltaire's concept of tragedy38
A. Prefaces, commentaries, and correspondences39
B. Voltaire and Aristotle50
C. The critics' interpretation55
Part II: Practice: The Cycle from Oedipe to Merope66
Chapter I. OEdipe68
Chapter II. Zaire85
Chapter III. A/rire107
Chapter IV. Mahomet132
Chapter V. Merope154
Part III: Conclusion: The Inner Significance of the Tragedies174
Chapter I. Tragedy, history, and drama176
Chapter II. The inner significance of the tragedies196
List of works consulted210
Index216