Richard Wilbur Le Cid and The Liar

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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 that the delights to be found on the French stage are truly ageless.

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Richard Wilbur here continues his brilliant work in translating the great French dramas, 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 height of his fame as a playwright, they remind us of that the delightsof the stage are truly ageless.

Praise for Richard Wilbur's dramatic translations: "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
"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 RICHARD WILBUR, one of America s most beloved poets and translators, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received two National Book Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two PEN Awards. He lives in Massachusetts."

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RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

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