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Le Cid

Le Cid is a tragicomedy written by Pierre Corneille and published in 1636. It is based on the legend of El Cid.

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Le Cid - Influences
... The play is the basis for the opera Le Cid by Jules Massenet and partly for Handel's Flavio. ...
Theatre Of France - Historic Overview - Baroque Theatre
... The amazing success of Corneille's "Le Cid" in 1637 and "Horace" in 1640 would bring the tragedy back into fashion, where it would remain for the rest of the century ... Corneille's tragedies were strangely un-tragic (his first version of "Le Cid" was even listed as a tragicomedy), for they had happy endings ... the public and critical reaction to Corneille's "Le Cid" can be found in other articles (he was criticized for his use of sources, for his violation of good taste, and for other irregularities that did not ...
Pierre Corneille - E-text
... Works by Pierre Corneille at Project Gutenberg Le Cid at Project Gutenberg Le Cid at Project Gutenberg (French) Cinna (French) Le Cid, at athena.unige.ch ...