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Drama paper I watched a play The Illusion by Pierre Corneille on 27 of September Pierre Corneille wrote that play on 17th century so at first thought it is kind of hard for me to understand the whole play It was played at Russell H Miller theatre Actually Tony Kushner adapted the play It was a strange comedy about and magic It was played pretty well and I was pleased about it and the rest of audience liked it too The play opens as a desperate father comes to a magician Alcandre for help in finding his son The magician lives in a cave with his servant Years before the fathers rigid expectations forced the boy from home now the old man regrets his rashness The magician decides to help him and shows three scenes about his sons life In the first vision the son is a penniless young and altruistic swain smitten by love of a lady he worships from afar and thats all what happened in first scene In the second the son is a manservant of his nobleman rival who is secretly courting the lady because of her wealth while bedding the maid He is imprisoned for killing the nobleman rival in a duel The maid arranges his escape and his union with her lady at the cost of the ladys entire fortune The ladys faith in her lover allows her to give all to receive all The son escapes with the now penniless lady In the third vision the son is a philanderer married to the lady The prince assassinates him because of his affair with the princess The lady Toompuu2 witnesses the stabbing is overcome and dies When Pridamant sees his son mortally wounded he becomes so disconsolate that he falls ill The magician then reveals that the visions are theatrical illusions and his son is an actor After hearing this Pridament dont like his sons profession and
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