Contribution to Book
Marriage is ubiquitous in Corneille's theater: there is not a single one of his plays in which marriage is not an issue, in which at least one union is not proposed. In part this state of affairs is due to the fact that the vast majority of Corneille's characters are marriageable. While marriageability is hardly unusual among the young, Corneille inevitably takes his characters at precisely the dramatic moment when the choice of life partner is to be made. For Corneille, that moment is not even limited to the young; not infrequently older characters are in need of a spouse as well.
Richard G. Hodgson
Ekstein, N. (2002). Women and marriage in Corneille's theater. In R. G. Hodgson (Ed.), La femme au XVIIe siècle: Actes du colloque de Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 5-7 octobre 2000 (pp. 391-405). Tübingen, [Germany]: Narr.
La femme au XVIIe siècle: Actes du colloque de Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 5-7 octobre 2000