The Trilogue in Corneille's Theater
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The classical stage is a locus of action and interaction conveyed through speech. The number of characters interacting on stage and the extent of that interaction are a significant feature of any playwright's dramaturgical practice, and in the case of Corneille - as in the case of most of his colleagues - dialogue, with or without a silent third party present on stage, largely predominates. While study has been made of his use of monologues (Cuénin-Lieber), trilogues and polylogues, at the other end of the spectrum, have received little attention.
Ekstein, N. (2006). The trilogue in Corneille's theater. In B. Norman (Ed.), Formes et formations au dix-septième siècle: Actes du 37e congrès annuel de la North American society for seventeenth-century French literature, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 14-16 Avril 2005 (pp. 97-106). Narr.
Formes et Formations au Dix-Septième Siècle: Actes du 37e Congrès Annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 14-16 Avril 2005