The Theatre of Illusion

The Theatre of Illusion $10.99

Pierre Corneille trans Richard Wilbur

Published by Dramatists Play Service

8 Male 3 Female

A tale of magic, love, revenge, mistaken identity, and mistaken perspective

Described by Corneille as a comedy, a "caprice" and an "extravagance," it is widely considered to be his masterpiece

This brilliant piece of wit and drama is presented here 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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