in Revue d’Histoire du Théâtre 2011.4 (pp. 399-414)
Publisher: Société d’Histoire du Théâtre

This article is written in French.

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Corneille sings of glory; Racine, of passions. What we learn in high school can be hard to question. As in most truisms, there is an element of truth in this simplistic dichotomy, but one difficult to detach from the subjectivity inherent to the dramatic experience. In its quest for objectivity, this article questions the object: the text. Or, to be more precise: the word “glory” in Corneille’s plays—especially at the end of a verse, where it most strongly resonates.
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