Récits are a standard feature of the French classical theater. While normally associated with tragedy (e.g. the famous "récit de Théramène"), seventeenth-century comedy adopted the use of dramatic narrative and adapted it for its own ends. In an examination of the comic récit, two questions arise immediately: how is the récit in comedy different from, first the tragic récit, and second other segments of a comedy?
Ekstein, N. (1985). The comic récit: Les Plaideurs. Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 12, 525-540.
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