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Le Cid

Pierre Corneille, translated by Richard Wilbur
Full Length, Drama
7 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 11, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2501-0

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Published in 1636, LE CID was held as an ideal work of drama for years by subsequent playwrights. In this tragic coming-of-age story, a young knight is asked to defend his father’s honor by challenging his future father-in-law to a duel. Caught between filial devotion and romantic love, LE CID is in an impossible situation, and he solves this dilemma through true heroic action.