Sarah Kane: Complete Plays - Study Guide Phaedra's Love, Scenes 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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In Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love", Hippolytus is examining his discolored tongue when Strophe enters, telling him to hide. Phaedra has accused him of rape, and Strophe wants to know if Hippolytus had sex with her. Hippolytus says he isn't sure, and Strophe hectors him for a definite answer. Hippolytus admits that rape is as good a word as any, and he perks up at the notion of being a rapist. Strophe says the public want to lynch him for the rape. She says she will stand by him if the accusations are false, but Hippolytus continues to get excited by the notion of being lynched. He tells Strophe that he informed Phaedra of their tryst, and also Strophe's trust with Theseus. Strophe fires back that she would die for the royal family. She attacks Hippolytus, and he holds her into an...

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