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Author Kushner, Tony.

Title The illusion / Pierre Corneille ; freely adapted by Tony Kushner
Published New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (83 pages)
Series TCG translations ; [6]
TCG translations ; 6
Summary An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all - love
Freely adapted by playwright Tony Kushner, The Illusion triumphs as a thoroughly modern rendering of Pierre Corneille's neoclassical French comedy, L'Illusion Comique. Already a favorite of theatres throughout the country, this adaptation offers readers the exquisite wordplay, beguiling comedy and fierce intelligence found in all of Kushner's work. The Illusion follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man's life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world: names change, allegiances shift and fairy-tale simplicity evolves into elegant tragedy. Pridamant watches, enthralled by the boy's struggles, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does the father confront the ultimate - and unexpected - truth about his son
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Subject Fathers and sons -- Drama.
DRAMA -- American.
Fathers and sons.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Drama.
Fantastic drama.
Fantasy drama.
Fantasy drama.
Théâtre fantastique.
Form Electronic book
Author Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684. Illusion comique.
ISBN 1559366974
9781559366977