By Jean Racine
Du siège de Babylone, où il est parti combattre les Persans, le sultan Amurat ordonne à Roxane, l. a. favourite à qui il a confié les rênes du pouvoir, de mettre à mort Bajazet, frère dont il suspecte les goals. Mais Roxane aime Bajazet et entend faire de lui le nouveau sultan : s'il refuse de l'épouser, il périra. Avec Bajazet, Racine nous plonge au coeur des intrigues de sérail, lieu tragique d'une lutte à mort entre amour et pouvoir.
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Bajazet by Jean Racine