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Pierre Corneille : poetics and political drama under Louis XIII

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this three-part study of the serious plays that Corneille wrote between 1630 and 1643, David Clarke first explores the Norman experience and identity of the dramatist himself. A second section reviews the principles and distinctiveness of his poetics in a period when literary activity, and particularly historical drama, became increasingly subject to central government pressures. The third and final section  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Tragedies
Tragedy
Named Person: Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Drama; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Clarke
ISBN: 0521404347 9780521404341
OCLC Number: 23693386
Description: xii, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. 'Une Muse De Province' --
A dramatist in eventful times --
The Norman context --
pt. II. Corneille's Conception of Poetic Drama --
1. Theoretical controversy: 1629-43 --
The early years and the Querelle du Cid (1629-37) --
Doctrinaire poetics and the 'Epitre' of Medee (1639) --
Accommodation and continuity: the dedications of Horace (1640-1) and Polyeucte (1643) --
2. Tradition and originality --
'Une peinture parlante' --
Historical and dramatic truth: poetic truths and poetic necessities --
Heroic characterization and 'la naive peinture' --
The subject of tragedy and its moral structure --
pt. III. Corneille's Plays Written in the Reign of Louis XIII --
3. Clitandre (1630-2) and Medee (1634-5) --
4. Le Cid (1637) --
5. Horace (1640-1) --
6. Cinna (1642-3) --
7. Polyeucte (1642-3) and La Mort de Pompee (1643-4).
Responsibility: David Clarke.
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In this three-part study of the serious plays that Corneille wrote between 1630 and 1643, David Clarke first explores the Norman experience and identity of the dramatist himself.  Read more...

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