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The theatre of illusion

Author: Pierre Corneille; Richard Wilbur
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2007.
Series: Harvest books.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In The Theatre of Illusion you'll find buffoonery, chicanery, adultery, murder, flights of fancy, and flights of love. A picaresque hero, Clindor, secretly woos the lovely Isabelle away from his master, Matamore. Isabelle suspects that Clindor seeks the charms of another. And Lyse, the indispensable maid, helps to make it all somehow come right. Pierre Corneille described this dazzling play as an "extravagant  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Corneille; Richard Wilbur
ISBN: 9780156032315 0156032317
OCLC Number: 73994063
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xi, 132 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Harvest books.
Other Titles: Illusion comique.
Responsibility: by Pierre Corneille ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Wilbur.

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Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for "The Theatre of Illusion", described the play as a "strange monster." This title is a translation of this work.  Read more...

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"Wilbur makes Moliere into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one." New York Magazine"

 
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