Pierre Corneille Theatre of Illusion

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Theatre of Illusion

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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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Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 144 in Publisher: Mariner Books 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 Comdie Franaise. Since then it has been widely considered. in Virginia Scott's words. Corneille's baroque masterpiece. Today this illiant 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 Molire and Racine. Wilbur now turns his poetic grace to this work. which remains as much a celeation of the comedy of humanity and the magic of life as ...

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PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilbur's translations."-- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one."-- NEW YORK MAGAZINE

PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilbur's translations."-- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one."-- NEW YORK MAGAZINE

PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilbur's translations."-- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one."-- NEW YORK MAGAZINE

PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilbur s translations." THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one." NEW YORK MAGAZINE"

PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilbur s translations." THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one." NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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