Verse adapation of Euripides' Hecuba by Ludovic de Vauzelles. It focuses on the first half of the ancient play, the sacrifice of Polyxena. First published in 1862, Polyxène was reprinted, along with Alceste, Vauzelles' other adapation of Greek drama, in the Oeuvres poétiques vol.2 (1888). According to the 1888 preface, both plays where performed in a private venue in the early 1860s, probably in Orléans, where Vauzelles was a magistrate. The backdrop for that particular play was painted by a well-known marine painter of the time, Théodore Gudin. On these performances and their success see Vapereau, Gustave. L'Année littéraire et dramatique 5 (1863) p.249. Translation available online, http://books.google.com/books?id=rQdn2NpMxKMC&pg=PA3 (16/04/2012) and http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5460196v/f111.image (16/04/2012).
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