The Cid, Cinna, the Theatrical Illusion

The Cid, Cinna, the Theatrical Illusion


Introduction by: John Cairncross
Translator: John Cairncross

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140443127
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

This volume compiles three of Corneille’s most lauded plays: The Cid, Corneille’s masterpiece set in medieval Spain, was the first great work of French classical drama; Cinna, written three years later in 1641, is a tense political drama; and The Theatrical Illusion, an earlier work, is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s exuberant comedies.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Cid, Cinna, the Theatrical Illusion

The Cid, Cinna, the Theatrical Illusion

Pierre Corneille, Introduction by: John Cairncross, Translator: John Cairncross

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