Corneille, Thomas

Corneille, Thomas

▪ French dramatist

born Aug. 20, 1625, Rouen, Fr.
died Dec. 8, 1709, Les Andelys
 French dramatist, younger brother of the great French Classical playwright Pierre Corneille and a highly successful dramatic poet in his own right, whose works helped to confirm the character of the French Classical theatre.

      Between 1656 and 1678 Corneille put on no fewer than 16 tragedies, starting with Timocrate (1656), which was among the dramatic successes of the century. His best play is the tragedy Ariane (1672; The Labyrinth, 1795). He also experimented with comedy in the then-popular Spanish style (Le Geôlier de soi-même, 1655), with opera, and with lyric drama.

      Corneille had a sense of timing and a flair for ingenious dramatic effects. One original contribution to the drama was the extended use in his later works of stage machinery in an attempt to enlarge the range of tragedy. Elected to the Académie Française in 1685, he helped to compile an encyclopaedic dictionary.

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  • CORNEILLE, THOMAS —    younger brother of the preceding, a dramatist, whose merits were superior, but outshone by those of his brother (1625 1709) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Thomas Corneille — (* 20. August 1625 in Rouen; † 8. Dezember 1709) war ein französischer Literat, der sich hauptsächlich als Dramatiker einen Namen machte. Er war der 19 Jahre jüngere Bruder von Pierre Corneille und ist heute praktisch nur noch in dieser… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Corneille — (August 20, 1625 December 8, 1709) was a French dramatist. He was the brother of Pierre Corneille.Born in Rouen nearly twenty years after his brother, the great Corneille , Thomas s skill as a poet seems to have shown itself early. At the age of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Thomas Corneille — (20 de agosto de 1625, Ruán Francia 8 de diciembre de 1709, Les Andelys Francia) fue un jurista y dramaturgo francés. Hermano del también jurista y dramaturgo Pierre Corneille Thomas Corneille, 19 años menor que su hermano Pierre, dedica su vida… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Thomas Corneille — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Corneille. Thomas Corneille …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thomas Corneille — a los 81 años Thomas Corneille (20 de agosto de 1625, Ruan Francia 8 de diciembre de 1709, Les Andelys Francia) fue un jurista y dramaturgo francés. Hermano del también jurista y dr …   Wikipedia Español

  • Corneille — (spr. näj), 1) Pierre, berühmter franz. Dramatiker, geb. 6. Juni 1606 in Rouen (wo sein Vater das Amt eines maître des eaux et forêts bekleidete), gest. 1. Okt. 1684 in Paris, erhielt seine Schulbildung bei den Jesuiten, studierte die Rechte,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thomas Le Douarec — (né le 14 mai 1970 à Rouen) est un metteur en scène, un comédien et un scénariste français. Sommaire 1 Formation théâtrale 2 Mises en scène 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

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