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Great Works: Berenice by Jean Racine
Tragedy usually means calamity. Stock formulas call for violence, bloodshed, mayhem, or-the ultimate misfortune-death. But the French playwright Racine rethought all this, introducing a twist perhaps more compelling and less predictable than we've come to expect. Today on Great Works Monday, we'll feature a conversation about Racine's classic Berenice. Just in time, fortunately, for a new production of this play at BYU.—Original airdate: 3/2/2009

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