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Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

Author of Le Cid

Includes the names: P. Corneille, CORNEILLE P., Perre Corneille, Pierre Corneill, Corneille Pierre, Пьер Корнель

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Corneille is a part of the greatest period of French drama. His artistic model and theory of the drama were to be followed by successive generations of dramatists, including Racine. His plays deal with noble characters in closely defined situations of high moral intensity. After modest success as a writer of complex, baroque comedies, Corneille achieved fame with Le Cid (1636--37), adapted from Guillen de Castro's three-day comedy Las Moceddes del Cid. It vividly represents the dominant theme of his tragedies: the inner struggle between duty and passion. Corneille went on to dominate the French theater of his day with plays that reflect the changing relationships between the aristocracy and the new absolutist state. Some of Corneille's other major tragedies include Horace (1640), Cinna (1640), and Polyeuctus (1643). In his shaping of language and form to his dramatic purposes, Corneille had a great effect on the development of French literature; more specifically, it can be said that he gave form and aim to French neoclassicism. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Le Cid (Author) 1,039 copies, 13 reviews
L'Illusion comique 240 copies, 6 reviews
Horace 231 copies, 5 reviews
Cinna 166 copies, 5 reviews
Polyeucte 162 copies, 7 reviews
The Classic Theatre; Volume IV: Six French Plays (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
Rodogune 53 copies, 1 review
Nicomède 45 copies, 2 reviews
Le Menteur 42 copies, 1 review
Médée 26 copies
Le Cid and The Liar 24 copies, 2 reviews
Fransk klassisk drama 16 copies, 1 review
La Place Royale 14 copies
Théâtre 13 copies
Le Cid / Horace 11 copies
Suréna 10 copies
Pompée (French Edition) 10 copies, 1 review
Attila 9 copies
Sertorius 9 copies
Théatre complet - vol.2 (Author) 7 copies
Teatro 6 copies
Oedipe 5 copies
Seven Plays 5 copies
Corneille 4 copies
Clitandre 4 copies
Classical French theatre (Contributor) 4 copies
Teatru 2 copies
Sophonisbe (French Edition) 2 copies, 1 review
Théâtre complet 2 copies, 1 review
Cid * Phaedra 2 copies
Drámák 2 copies
O Cid 1 copy
Œdipe 1 copy
السيد 1 copy
POLYEUCTE 1 copy
Thatre 1 1 copy
Thatre 2 1 copy
Theatre II 1 copy
Drame 1 copy
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