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Le Triomphe Des Cinq Passions

By Gillet de la Tessonerie Edited by P.E. Chaplin

Le  Triomphe Des Cinq Passions
Paperback, 104 pages £20.00
Published: 2001
ISBN: 9780859896689
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

Gillet de La Tessonerie’s tragi-comedy is an unusual example in French seventeenth-century theatre of a ‘play within a play’. In fact, there are five plays contained within the story of a young man’s visit to a magician to find a cure for the passions which torment him: vainglory, ambition, sex, jealousy, hate. The play has not been reprinted since 1645 and is an important example of diversity in early French classical theatre.

This is a volume in the Textes littéraires/Exeter French Texts. The text, introduction and essential notes are all in French.

“Providing full textual notes and bibliography, Chaplin admirably continues the tradition of Exeter French Texts in making available a play which is original and unusual, and which broadens our knowledge of seventeenth-century theatrical taste.” (Modern Language Review, Issue 98 No. 4, 2003)

P. E. Chaplin teaches at the University of Keele. She is editor of L’Art de Régner by Gillet de La Tessonerie (Exeter, 1993).

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 104 pages

BIC Code:
  DRA000000, LIT013000, LIT019000
 University of Exeter Press


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