La Soeur (Exeter French Texts No 88)

La Soeur (Exeter French Texts No 88)

By: Jean De Rotrou (author), B. Kite (volume_editor)Paperback

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La Soeur (1645) is one of the liveliest and most successful comedies by Jean Rotrou. It is an ingenious adaptation, long unidentified, of an Italian comedy, La Sorella (c.1584), by the polygraph Giambattista Della Porta; sometimes it remains close to the original text, at other times it is bold in eliminating superfluous material and in imparting a convincingly French flavour to the dialogue. 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.

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B. Kite was Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham


Frontispice Page de titre de l'edition Sommaville de 1647, II; INTRODUCTION; La piece et son auteur, V; La source italienne, VI; Rotrou poete comique, VIII; La Soeur et La Sorella, XI; La conduite de l'action, XII; Les personnages, XIII; Les themes de La Soeur, XV; Note sur le texte, XVIII; Bibliographie, XIX; LA SOEUR; ACTE PREMIER, 5; ACTE II, 25; ACTE III, 45; ACTE IV, 69; ACTE V, 89; Notes, 107; Glossaire, 122.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780859893985
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780859893985
  • weight: 234
  • ISBN10: 0859893987

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