Voltaire's Theatre

the cycle from Œdipe to Mérope

J.R. Vrooman

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ISBN: 9780729401685

Publication: December 31, 1970

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 75

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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

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

220 Pages

Copyright: © 1970

ISBN: 9780729401685

Publication: December 31, 1970

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 75

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