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The Theatre of Illusion

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Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years--to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet and the Com???die Fran???aise. Since then it has been widely considered, in Virginia Scott's words, "Corneille's baroque masterpiece." Today this brilliant piece of wit and drama ...

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The Theatre of Illusion
2007, Mariner Books

ISBN-13: 9780156032315

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