Pierre Corneille (1606-1684 / France)
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.
Early life and plays
Corneille was born at Rouen, France, to Marte le pesant and Pierre Corneille (a minor ... more »
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- A La Marquise
- Au Roy
- Epitaphe Sur La Mort De Damoiselle Elisa...
- Eve Et Marie
- Excuse À Ariste
- From The Theatre Of Illusion
- Que La Vérité Parle Au Dedans Du Coeur
- Sur La Mort Du Roi Louis XIII
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''Oh! how many actions, how many fabulous exploits remain without glory in the midst of the night.''Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 4, sc. 3 (1637). Don Diègue in despair at being too old to fight a du...
''It is only blood that can wash away such an outrage; die or kill.''Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 1, sc. 5 (1637). Don Diègue tells his son to avenge him.
Don Diègue: Rodrigue, have you any courage?Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 1, sc. 5 (1637). Don Diègue urges his son to avenge him.
Don Rodrigue: If you weren't my father, you would have a taste of it on the spot.
("Rodrigue, as-tu du coeur?" "Tout autre que mon père/L'épro...
''Go, run, fly and avenge us.Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 1, sc. 5 (1637). Don Diègue urges his son to avenge him. One of the m...
(Va, cours, vole et nous venge.)''
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