The politics of Esther

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Campbell, J.;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Maney Publishing
  • Subject: PN0080

Racine's tragedy Esther is often presented as a religious poem extolling piety and innocence. This article argues that this reading is complicated by the political dimension of the work. This dimension is reflected in the context in which Esther was first performed, as ... View more
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    Bible. New International Version (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1978), and The New Jerusalem Bible (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1985).

    22 On this view of Athalie, see John Campbell, Questioning Racinian Tragedy (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005), p. 177 and following.

    23 See Scholar, p. 320.

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