Le Philinte de Molière was first published in 1791 and is here produced with variants from the manuscript held in the Bibliothèque nationale and with a selection of contemporary reviews of the first performance in 1790.
La Soeur (1645) is one of the liveliest and most successful comedies by Jean Rotrou. The introduction to this new edition assesses the originality of Rotrou’s adaptation. The notes are devoted above all to linguistic questions and to the many exotic allusions found in the text.
This is a new critical edition of an unjustly forgotten drama by Alphonse de Lamartine, written in the early 1840s. It draws a compelling image of Toussaint Louverture, the father of Haitian Independence.
Originally published in 1551, Hernán Chacón's Tractado de la Cauallería de la Gineta reflects an era of radical changes in the chivalresque-military world of renaissance Spain. This new paperback volume in the Exeter Hispanic Texts series provides a text in the original Spanish, edited and introduced in Spanish by Noel Fallows.
Gillet de La Tessonerie’s tragi-comedy is an unusual example in French seventeenth-century theatre of a ‘play within a play’. The play has not been reprinted since 1645 and is an important example of diversity in early French classical theatre.
Pierre de Lavirey was born in the east of France and died in Troyes. Little is known about him, but he has left behind him adaptations into French of nine Italian plays which make him one of the most prolific writers of comedy in the sixteenth century. Les Tromperies formed part of the second collection of adaptations written by Lavirey.
Known principally for Bruges-la-Morte, Georges Rodenbach is also the author of other works worthy of present-day study. This volume contains the texts of two of his plays: Le Voile enacts a whole network of themes with a connection to Bruges, while Le Mirage adapts Bruges-la-Morte for the stage.