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The Theatre of Illusion

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The Theatre of Illusion opens as a distraught father seeks news of his long-lost son. Through a magician's powers he sees handsome Clindor woo Isabelle from the boastful but cowardly buffoon Adraste. Isabelles maid, Lyse, engineers the lovers escape. But this delightful mixture of comedy, tragedy, and farce continues to play with its characters and their predicaments: Another time and setting take the lovers into dangerous territory--romantic, tragic, and full of surprises.

This baroque masterpiece is now translated by one of Americas finest poets and translators of French, Richard Wilbur. Widely praised for his translations of plays by Molière and Racine, Wilbur turns his poetic grace to this work, a joyful celebration of the comedy of humanity and the magic of life.

 
PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARD WILBUR

"A large part of the reason for what must be termed a Molière revival in North America is the excellence of Richard Wilburs translations."—The New York Times

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

 
RICHARD WILBUR, one of Americas most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two PEN Awards. He lives in Cummington, Massachusetts.

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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 Comédie Française. Since then it has been widely considered, in Virginia Scott’s words, "Corneille’s baroque masterpiece."

Today this brilliant piece of wit and drama is available in a new translation from one of America’s finest poets and translators of French, Richard Wilbur. Widely praised for his translations of plays by Molière and Racine, Wilbur now turns his poetic grace to this work, which remains as much a celebration of the comedy of humanity and the magic of life as it was when Corneille wrote it.

 

About the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of Americas most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156032315
Author:
Corneille, Pierre
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Wilbur, Richard
Author:
Wilbur, Richard
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070402
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.36 lb

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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 Comédie Française. Since then it has been widely considered, in Virginia Scott’s words, "Corneille’s baroque masterpiece."

Today this brilliant piece of wit and drama is available in a new translation from one of America’s finest poets and translators of French, Richard Wilbur. Widely praised for his translations of plays by Molière and Racine, Wilbur now turns his poetic grace to this work, which remains as much a celebration of the comedy of humanity and the magic of life as it was when Corneille wrote it.

 

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