Richard Wilbur Le Cid and the Liar

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Le Cid and the Liar

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Paperback. Pub the Date: August. 2009 Pages: 272 in Publisher: Mariner Books Richard by Wilbur's translations of the great French dramas have been a a boon to to acting troupes. students of French literature and history. and theater lovers. Of He continues the 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 the limits of romantic love; The Liar is a farce. set in France and dealing with love. misperceptions. and downright falsifications. which ends. of course. happily ever after. These two plays. together in one volume. work in perfect tandem to showcase the eadth of Corneille's abilities. Taking us back to the time he portrays as well as the time of his greatest success as a playwright. they remind us of that the delights to be found on the Fre...

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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 the limits of romantic love; The Liar is a farce, set in France and dealing with love, misperceptions, and downright falsifications, which ends, of course, happily ever after.
These two plays, together in one volume, work in perfect tandem to showcase the breadth of Corneille s abilities. Taking us back to the time he portrays as well as the time of his greatest success as a playwright, they remind us of that the delights to be found on the French stage are truly ageless.
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Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille:

"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." -- The New York Sun


Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:

"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 LE CID and THE LIAR "Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure--heroical, comical, tragical pleasure--"loving thanks.""--Richard Howard Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille:

"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." -- The New York Sun


Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival in North America is the excellence of

Praise for LE CID and THE LIAR
"Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure---heroical, comical, tragical pleasure--"loving thanks.""
--Richard Howard
Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille
"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." --"The New York Sun "
Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:
"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Moliere revival

Praise for LE CID and THE LIAR

"Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure---heroical, comical, tragical pleasure--"loving thanks"."
--Richard Howard

Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille

"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." --"The New York Sun "

Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:

"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 LE CID and THE LIAR

"Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure---heroical, comical, tragical pleasure--"loving thanks"."
--Richard Howard

Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille

"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." --"The New York Sun "

Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:

"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 LE CID and THE LIAR
"Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure- heroical, comical, tragical pleasure "loving thanks.""
Richard Howard
Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille
"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." "The New York Sun "
Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:
"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 LE CID and THE LIAR

"Adding two more works of Corneille--imagine making such chestnuts hot!--Mr. Wilbur has now enlarged his classical French proscenium to a really inclusive extent, and by the only means culture admits: by our enjoyment. Thanks all around: to Corneille & Co., of course, but to Richard Wilbur, the one poet whose translations give us pleasure- heroical, comical, tragical pleasure loving thanks."
Richard Howard

Praise for Richard Wilbur's translation of THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION by Pierre Corneille

"[Wilbur] not only catches Matamore's bombastic accents to perfection but through clever rhymes conveys his absurd grandiosity. Mr. Wilbur's earlier translations of Moliere and Racine have long been considered classics, and rightly so; this, his first Corneille, is equally marvelous." The New York Sun
Praise for Richard Wilbur's translations:

"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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