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 (kôr-nā′), Pierre 1606-1684.
French playwright whose works, including Le Cid (c. 1637) and Horace (1640), dramatize grand moral themes within elegant verse.


(French kɔrnɛj)
(Biography) Pierre (pjɛr). 1606–84, French tragic dramatist often regarded as the founder of French classical drama. His plays include Médée (1635), Le Cid (1636), Horace (1640), and Polyeucte (1642)



Pierre, 1606–84, French playwright and poet.
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My dear Albert," returned Franz, "your answer is sublime, and worthy the `Let him die,' of Corneille, only, when Horace made that answer, the safety of Rome was concerned; but, as for us, it is only to gratify a whim, and it would be ridiculous to risk our lives for so foolish a motive.
In the meanwhile, the personage who had so magically turned the tempest into dead calm, as our old and dear Corneille puts it, had modestly retreated to the half-shadow of his pillar, and would, no doubt, have remained invisible there, motionless, and mute as before, had he not been plucked by the sleeve by two young women, who, standing in the front row of the spectators, had noticed his colloquy with Michel Giborne-Jupiter.
Corneille, Cherbuliez; Rousseau, Sismondi; Victor Hugo, and Joubert; Mozart and Wagner--all who are interested in these men will find a value in what Amiel has to say of them.
As with most of his early plays, Corneille revised Melite extensively for the 1660 publication of his collected works.
The centrepiece of this year's festival, billed as a North American premiere, was Lully's Psyche in its 1678 guise as tragedie lyrique, with text by Corneille.
Kreglianovich in definitiva, nel rifacimento dell'Horace, tenne presente da un lato la fonte liviana, dall'altro le preziose chiose di Voltaire al testo francese, nonche l'auto-analisi che ne fece Corneille stesso.
Enda Corneille, Steve Milner, Clare Short MP, Bob Hinton, and Brian SummersNigel Parker and Peter Youlton of Advance Crusher receive their award from Nick Booker
Forme et signification: Essais sur les structures litteraires de Corneille a Claudel.
Il nous fait decouvrir d'interessantes facettes d'Antoine et de Robert Arnauld, de Robert Nicole, de Pierre Corneille meme.
L'illusion Comique is a 1636 play in verse by the French playwright Pierre Corneille.
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Dialogues des Maitres' (25 April-26 July) sees works by Pieter Bruegel and Abraham Teniers juxtaposed with Magritte and Calder, and Lucio Fontana sharing space with Corneille de Lyon.