Classical French Drama Author:edited by Wallace Fowlie "In 1636 the first performance of Corneille's 'The Cid' ushered in the golden age of French drama. For century and a half until the Revolution of 1789, masterful French playwrights enriched the theatrical world with their style and brilliance. 'The Cid' is the first French tragedy which can be called modern. In the same period Racine appeared wi... more »th his poetic gift and psychological insight; and the illustrious Moliere was writing comedies that set new standards for the theatre.
For this collection, Wallace Fowlie has selected five of the most celebrated works of the era, presenting them in his own vital, new translations.« less