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  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille; Roscoe Mongan

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille

    Le Livre de Poche 2012; Not Available

    Édition enrichie (Introduction, notes, dossier, documents, chronologie et bibliographie) Dans une Arménie soumise à la Rome impériale, un jeune seigneur, Polyeucte, époux de la fille du gouverneur, se fait baptiser en secret à l?instigation de Néarque, son ami chrétien. Prié d?assister peu après à un sacrifice qui célèbre le retour d?un général... more...

  • Horaceby Pierre Corneille

    Le Livre de Poche 2012; Not Available

    Edition enrichie (Préface, notes, commentaires, chronologie et bibliographie) Pièce cornélienne s'il en fut, corneillissime, qui nous laisse pantois d'admiration. Quoi ? Non contents d'avoir accepté de sacrifier à Rome leur vie et leurs amis les plus chers, Horace et ses deux frères refusent la perche qu'on leur tend. Non ! Même avec l'approbation... more...

  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille

    Le Livre de Poche 2012; Not Available

    Edition enrichie (préface, notes, dossier sur l'oeuvre, variantes, chronologie et bibliographie) Don Gomès, père de Chimène, approuve le mariage de sa fille et de Rodrigue. Mais lorsqu'il apprend que le père de Rodrigue, don Diègue, a été désigné gouverneur du prince de Castille à sa place, il soufflette son rival. Don Diègue met alors la main... more...

  • Cinnaby Pierre Corneille

    Le Livre de Poche 2012; Not Available

    Édition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'?uvre, chronologie et bibliographie) Emilie souhaite se venger de l'empereur Auguste qui a proscrit son père avant d'accéder au pouvoir : elle demande à Cinna, son amant, de l'assassiner, faute de quoi elle ne l'épousera pas. Mais Auguste, las du pouvoir, interroge Cinna et son ami Maxime : doit-il... more...

  • Le Cid: Tragi-comédieby Pierre Corneille; Milorad R. Margitic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 191.00

    Margitic's critical edition of Pierre Corneille's Le Cid (1637) provides scholar and student with a complete, accurate resource for the study of this famous play. The original text is reproduced, with subsequent variants indicated in footnotes. The book begins with an introduction which examines the play's genesis, sources, successive modifications,... more...

  • The Illusionby Pierre Corneille; Tony Kushner

    Theatre Communications Group 1994; US$ 13.95

    Already a favorite of theatres throughout the country, Tony Kushner's free adaptation of Pierre Corneille's most original, theatrical comedy, L'Illusion Comique, blends magic and truth, obsession and caprice, romance and murder, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion--love. more...

  • Le Cid and The Liarby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.95

    Richard Wilbur?s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille?s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and... more...

  • The Theatre of Illusionby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 12.00

    Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years?to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet... more...

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