Voltaire’s theatre

the cycle from Œdipe to Mérope

Author: J. R. Vrooman

Volume: 75

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1970

Pages: 220

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0168-5

Price: £35


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

Voltaire Foundation

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