Who is Pierre Corneille?

  • (noun): French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684).
    Synonyms: Corneille

Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (; 6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

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Molière's Company - Repertoire - Tragedy
... Alcionée, by Pierre Du Ryer Le Cid, by Pierre Corneille Cinna, by Pierre Corneille Héraclius, by Pierre Corneille Horace, by Pierre Corneille Marianne ...
Ranjit Bolt
... Sisters" by Anton Chekhov "The Bacchae" by Euripides The Liar (1989) from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille The Illusion (1990) from L'Illusion Comique by ...
Pierre Corneille - E-text
... Works by Pierre Corneille at Project Gutenberg Le Cid at Project Gutenberg Le Cid at Project Gutenberg (French) Cinna (French) Le Cid, at athena.unige.ch ...
Rouen - Births
... Pierre Corneille (1606–1684), tragedian Guillaume Couture (1617-1701-04-04), Lay Missionary and diplomat who moved to Quebec around 1640 Adrien ...
Theatre Of France - Historic Overview - Theatre Under Louis XIV
... Although Pierre Corneille continued to produce tragedies to the end of his life, the works of Jean Racine from the late 1660s on totally eclipsed the late plays of the elder dramatist ... of the eighteenth century was dominated by productions of classics from Pierre Corneille and Racine, but on the whole the public's enthusiasm for tragedy had greatly diminished theatrical tragedy ... The dramatists that worked with Lully included Pierre Corneille and Molière, but the most important of these librettists was Philippe Quinault, a writer ...

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    Sir, what does it matter whom I serve, so long as I am right?
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
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