The play is believed to have been written during the Roman Empire before 54 C. E. "Phaedra" has greatly influenced drama over the centuries since its appearance. Shakespeare's plays and the majority of the plays of the 16th and 17th century France and England are highly influenced by Phaedra. There are several versions of this play, with certain obvious alterations in plot and story. However, Seneca's play continues to be performed today in several parts of the world. Law of nature is one of the major themes of the play. The damaging effects of the sexual transgressions of mothers and stepmothers is also a notable theme. Ready Reference Treatise: Phaedra Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary First Section Second Section Third Section Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
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|Date published: || 2015|
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