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"Bajazet" by Jean Racine is a captivating tragedy that explores themes of power, love, and betrayal. The play follows the tragic fate of Bajazet, a Turkish sultan who is caught in a web of political intrigue and romantic turmoil.

Racine's elegant and poetic writing style brings the characters and their emotions to life, creating a vivid and engaging story. The complex relationships between the characters are expertly crafted, drawing the reader into their world and making them empathize with their struggles.

The tension and drama build steadily throughout the play, leading to a climactic and heartbreaking conclusion. Racine's exploration of power dynamics and the consequences of ambition make "Bajazet" a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read.

Overall, "Bajazet" is a masterful work of French classical literature that is sure to leave a lasting impression on readers. Fans of tragedy and historical drama will appreciate the rich storytelling and nuanced characters that Racine brings to life in this timeless play.

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"The time to which this tragedy relates is much later than that of any other of Racine's historical plays. The capture of Babylon from the Persians by Sultan Amurath IV, on which the catastrophe of the plot depends, occurred only a year before the poet's birth, viz 1638." - Summary by the Translator Cast list: Bajazet, Brother of Sultan Amurath: VocalPenguin Roxana, Sultana, the favorite of Sultan Amurath: Matea Bracic Atalide, a Turkish Damsel of Royal Blood: Availle Achmet, the Grand Vizier: ToddHW Osman, Friend of the Grand Vizier: Alan Mapstone Fatima, a Slave of the Sultana: Jenn Broda Zara, a Slave of Atalide: Sonia Stage Directions: Larry Wilson Editing: ToddHW

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