Corneille's Le Cid: A French Classical Tragedy
This article explores the origins and controversy surrounding Corneille's Le Cid, the first major example of French classical tragedy. From its classification change in 1648 to its creation during a period of vigorous competition, this play remains a seminal work in French literature.
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1. Corneille Le Cid by W.D. Howarth
2. Introduction Theatrical season: 1636-37 The first major example of a French classical tragedy. Published in 1637 as a tragicomdie. Corneille vs. Critics Created in conditions of vigorous competition. Classification change in 1648 The more generally available version.
3. le milieu and le moment Parlement de Paris (1548) Publication of Du Bellays Dfense et illustration de la langue franaise Result: French classical tragedy Five acts Alexandrin couplets
4. Historical Context Cont. Richelieu Acadmie Franaise Compagnie des cinq auteurs
5. Corneille as a Playwright 8 pieces prior to Le Cid Clitandre: vintage baroque tragicomedy 5 comedies: experimentation with place and time Mde: regular tragedy LIllusion comique: Masterpiece of baroque theatricality.
6. Theatrical Qualities Hinge between multiple set (dcor simultan) and single perspective set. Single perspective allows for unity of place. Htel de Bourgogne Le thtre du Marais Written for a compartmented stage. Lack of textual direction. Demise of multiple set.
8. Distinguishing Tragicomedy from Tragedy 5 distinctions Drama libre: structure that dramatizes without sense of unity, only interest. Events treated as serious, secular, non-historic, and Romanesque. Denouement is happy. Leading characters are aristocratic. Addition of comic passages, but not required.
9. Querelle du Cid Argument over norm of dramatic practice. Did not respect unity of time 24 hour time frame One setting Plot with a single conflict Scudry: Observations sur le cid (1637) Horace (1640)
10. Works Cited Howarth, W.D. Corneille: Le Cid. London: Grant and Cutler LTD, 1988. Print.