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Thomas Corneille (1625–1709)

Corneille, Thomas. A French dramatist, brother of Pierre (1625–1709). He made his first success with a comedy, ‘Chance Engagements’ (1647), after Calderón, and continued for a while to follow Spanish models. Some of his tragedies were much admired; and one, ‘Timocrates,’ held the boards for six months. In Voltaire’s judgment ‘Ariana’ is the best of his tragedies; both that play and ‘The Earl of Essex’ are still seen on the French stage.