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Esther and Berenice

(1922)
Two plays
A collection of stories by

 
 
Poet, novelist, dramatist and journalist, Masefield's literary career was a varied one. He went to sea as a youth and his first volumes of poems earned him the title of Poet of the Sea. He was a prolific writer, publishing poetry and novels as well as taking on editorial tasks. In 1930 he became Poet Laureate, a post he retained until his death 37 years later. Masefield explains why these adaptations of Racine were made...We wanted, in short, plays in verse that were of the theater, that could be done with few properties and no scenery, with small casts of from six to nine persons. Knowing how keenly sensitive an English audience is to verse, we wanted plays with fine situations and stirring declamation. The French classical tragedies seemed to offer a foundation of what we needed, so these versions were made. The play of Ester is an adaptation, not a translation, because in Esther our audience asked for something more than the French formality allowed. We could make nothing of Racine's choruses in this play in translation; after some attempts we gave them up, and substituted others. When we came to rehearse the play, we found it too short; we therefore lengthened it. Berenice is a translation.

    

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August 2016 : Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice;
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-362-36983-7 / 978-1-362-36983-7
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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August 2016 : Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean 1639-1699 Racine
ISBN: 1-362-36977-2 / 978-1-362-36977-6
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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September 2015 : Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice: Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean Racine
ISBN: 1-342-57357-9 / 978-1-342-57357-5
Publisher: Palala Press
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Esther And Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-4941-4814-5 / 978-1-4941-4814-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays (LARGE PRINT EDITION)
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-169-84579-7 / 978-1-169-84579-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-163-34293-9 / 978-1-163-34293-0 (USA edition)
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-140-21553-1 / 978-1-140-21553-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-548-03151-7 / 978-0-548-03151-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; two plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-649-37747-8 / 978-0-649-37747-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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August 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; two plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-649-38203-X / 978-0-649-38203-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice;
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-362-36981-0 / 978-1-362-36981-3
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean 1639-1699 Racine
ISBN: 1-362-36975-6 / 978-1-362-36975-2
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-330-43066-2 / 978-1-330-43066-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-4979-9228-1 / 978-1-4979-9228-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-290-64756-9 / 978-1-290-64756-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; two plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-151-52963-X / 978-1-151-52963-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther And Berenice: Two Plays...
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean Racine
ISBN: 1-272-55314-0 / 978-1-272-55314-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; two plays
Author(s): Racine Jean 1639-1699, Masefield John 1878-1967
ISBN: 1-173-21752-5 / 978-1-173-21752-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-162-72222-3 / 978-1-162-72222-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice; Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean Baptiste Racine
ISBN: 1-177-29997-6 / 978-1-177-29997-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice;
Author(s): John Masefield, Jean Baptiste Racine
ISBN: 1-175-52172-8 / 978-1-175-52172-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-140-21554-X / 978-1-140-21554-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): The Macmillan Company, John Masefield
ISBN: 1-140-21555-8 / 978-1-140-21555-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Esther And Berenice; Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-4086-6277-9 / 978-1-4086-6277-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Read Books
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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Esther and Berenice Two Plays
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-4179-3945-1 / 978-1-4179-3945-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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