Monday, November 30, 2015

The Cid - Pierre Corneille (Spoilers?)

This play was first performed in 1637 in Paris. Isn't it amazing that we can read a good translation today? I'm too cynical to enjoy most love stories, but this one was pretty good all in all. I thought it was kind of daring that there was a sort of mother-daughter love triangle. My favorite part was the passage when Rodrigue describes his battle with the Moors - the writing in this monologue was particularly fetching to me for some reason. All in all this was an enjoyable 17th century play.

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