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Beaumarchais and the Theatre (Electronic book text)
Beaumarchais and the Theatre (Electronic book text): William D. Howarth
Beaumarchais and the Theatre (Electronic book text): William D. Howarth

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William D. Howarth

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William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their critical receptions, their influence on drama of the period and their legacy. Included is a discussion of the operatic adaptations: Mozart's Mariage de Figaro and Rossini's Le Barbier de Seville. The author also provides analyses of sketches and fragments only recently re-discovered.
Beaumarchais and the Theatre is a comprehensive and much needed study of one of the most significant playwrights of the turbulent eighteenth century. It is invaluable reading for students of theatre history.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2002
First published: 1995
Authors: William D. Howarth
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-134-98591-3
Barcode: 9781134985913
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama
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LSN: 1-134-98591-6

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