French Classics

A Selection of Plays by Corneille, Molière, and Racine

French Classics


Orientalism in French Classical Drama

Orientalism in French Classical Drama

Michèle Longino examines the ways in which Mediterranean exoticism inflects the themes represented in French classical drama. Longino explores plays by Corneille, Molière and Racine; Le Cid, Médée, and Le bourgeois gentilhomme among others. She offers a consideration of the role the staging of the near Orient played in shaping a sense of French colonial identity. Drawing on histories, travel journals, memoirs and correspondence, and bringing together literary and historical concerns, Longino considers these dramatisations in the context of French-Ottoman relations at the time of their production.

Les Chef-D'Oeuvres Dramatiques de Messieurs Corneille V2

Avec Le Jugement Des Scavans (1760)

Les Chef-D'Oeuvres Dramatiques de Messieurs Corneille V2

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Rethinking Cultural Studies: Exemplary essays

Rethinking Cultural Studies: Exemplary essays

This major collection of essays on 18th century French literature in relation to Enlightenment culture includes the subjects of medicine, the art of conversation, devotional writing, gastronomy, divorce, and the Revolution.