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The Theatre of Illusion (Paperback) Loot Price: R179
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The Theatre of Illusion (Paperback): Pierre Corneille
The Theatre of Illusion (Paperback): Pierre Corneille

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Pierre Corneille

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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 and the Comedie Francaise. Since then it has been widely considered, in Virginia Scott's words, "Corneille's baroque masterpiece."

Today this brilliant piece of wit and drama is available in a new translation from one of America's finest poets and translators of French, Richard Wilbur. Widely praised for his translations of plays by Moliere and Racine, Wilbur now turns his poetic grace to this work, which remains as much a celebration of the comedy of humanity and the magic of life as it was when Corneille wrote it.

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Imprint: Dramatist's Play Service
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2012
Authors: Pierre Corneille
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2503-4
Barcode: 9780822225034
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LSN: 0-8222-2503-4

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