The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau (Book Analysis)

The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau (Book Analysis)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau, which is a sometimes comical, often tragic play. The author revisits the Ancient myth of Oedipus, parodying some parts, including references to psychoanalysis and Shakespeare?s Hamlet, and highlighting the inescapable quality of the bitter fate awaiting the protagonists. The play was successful and has enjoyed many performances since its writing, although it is not Cocteau's most famous work. 

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Book details

Publication date
February 25, 2016
Paper ISBN
File size
1 MB