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Rodogune: Or the Rival Brothers. A Tragedy. Done from the French of Mons. Corneille.

Corneille, Pierre

ISBN 10: 1140905228 / ISBN 13: 9781140905226
Verlag: Gale ECCO Print Editions, USA, 2010
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Paperback in very good condition. Facsimile of original 1765 text. Covers are lightly scored and edge worn. One or two minor marks on page block. Light creases on upper leading corners of early pages. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 441970

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Titel: Rodogune: Or the Rival Brothers. A Tragedy. ...

Verlag: Gale ECCO Print Editions, USA

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

Einband: paperback

Zustand: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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T144636

Preface signed: S. Aspinwall, translator.

London : printed for the author; and sold by Mr. Dodsley; Mr. Robson; Mr. Davis; Mr. Millan; Mr. Marsh; Mr. Wilkie; Mr. Ewart; and by most booksellers in London and Westminster, 1765. [6],81,[1]p. ; 8°

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1606 - 1684. Avocat, il debute au theatre par des comedies ("Melite, " 1629; "la Galerie du Palais, " 1632-1633; "la Place Royale, " 1633-1634; "l'Illusion comique, " 1635-1636) et devient celebre avec une tragi-comedie, "le Cid" (1637), qui provoque une querelle litteraire. Sensible aux critiques, il se consacre alors a la tragedie -reguliere- ("Horace, " 1640; "Cinna, " 1642; "Polyeucte, " 1643), sans abandonner la comedie a la mode espagnole ("le Menteur, " 1643; "Don Sanche d'Aragon, " 1650) et les divertissements de cour ("Andromede, " 1650). Evoluant vers une utilisation systematique du pathetique et des intrigues plus complexes ("la Mort de Pompee, " 1643; "Rodogune, " 1644-1645; "Nicomede, " 1651), il connait avec "Pertharite" (1651) un echec qui l'eloigne du theatre pendant sept ans. Il traduit en vers l'"Imitation de Jesus-Christ" (1651-1656) et s'occupe de l'edition de son theatre, dont il definit les principes dans les "Examens" de ses pieces et trois "Discours" (1660). Revenu a la scene ("Oedipe, " 1659; "Sertorius, " 1662; "Sophonisbe, " 1663; "Attila, " 1667), il voit le public lui preferer Racine ("Tite et Berenice, " 1670). Corneille peint des heros -genereux- pour qui l'honneur et la gloire meritent tous les sacrifices. Le drame cornelien atteint le -sublime-, mais refuse le -tragique-, puisqu'il est le fait d'etres libres qui decident toujours de leur destin. (Academie francaise.)

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