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Iphigenia by Jean Racine is a captivating tragedy that tells the story of a young woman, Iphigenia, who is sacrificed by her own father in order to appease the gods. The play is a timeless exploration of themes such as duty, honor, and the conflict between personal desires and societal obligations.

Racine's writing is poetic and dramatic, drawing the audience in with its emotional intensity and powerful dialogue. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, each struggling with their own inner demons and desires. Iphigenia herself is a tragic figure, torn between her love for her family and her desire for freedom.

The play is filled with tension and suspense, as the audience watches Iphigenia's fate unfold with a sense of dread and inevitability. Racine masterfully builds the tension throughout the play, leading up to a gut-wrenching climax that leaves the audience stunned.

Overall, Iphigenia is a powerful and haunting work of literature that explores the complexities of human nature and the consequences of our actions. Racine's eloquent prose and compelling characters make this play a timeless masterpiece that continues to resonate with audiences to this day.

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Racine's version of the time-honored story of Iphigenia was acted for the first time in 1674. The model upon which it is shaped is the "Iphigenia in Aulis" of his favorite Euripides, but the French poet has heightened the romantic interest and complicated the plot by the important part which Eriphyle is made to play. - Summary by Introduction Cast list: Agamemnon: Greg Giordano Achilles: Alan Mapstone Ulysses: ToddHW Clytaemnestra, Wife of Agamemnon: Sonia Iphigenia, Daughter of Agamemnon: Jenn Broda Eriphyle, Daughter of Helen and Theseus: Diana Helen Kennedy Arcas, Servant of Agamemnon: Tomas Peter Eurybates, Servant of Agamemnon: Mark Kilkelly Aegina, Attendant of Clytaemnestra: Sandra Schmit Doris, Friend of Eriphyle: Joanna Michal Hoyt Stage Directions: Larry Wilson Editing: ToddHW

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