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The Resource Beaumarchais and the theatre, William D. Howarth

Beaumarchais and the theatre, William D. Howarth

Label
Beaumarchais and the theatre
Title
Beaumarchais and the theatre
Statement of responsibility
William D. Howarth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howarth, W. D.
Dewey number
842/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1956
LC item number
.H68 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de
  • Dramatists, French
  • Theater
Label
Beaumarchais and the theatre, William D. Howarth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0648/94022876-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Making of a Dramatist. 1. Watchmaker, Musician, Courtier. 2. Pamphleteer and Public Figure. 3. Diplomat and Secret Agent. 4. Beaumarchais and the Revolution -- pt. II. The Context of a Career. 5. Theatres and Theatregoing in the Ancien Regime. 6. Dramatic Writing in the Eighteenth Century. 7. The Theatre and Authority in the Eighteenth Century -- pt. III. The Plays. 8. Beaumarchais and the Parades. 9. Other Fragments. 10. Eugenie. 11. Les Deux Amis. 12. Le Barbier De Seville. 13. La Mariage De Figaro. 14. Tarare. 15. La Mere Coupable
Control code
ocm30893251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780415755009
Lccn
94022876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415007511
  • (OCoLC)30893251
Label
Beaumarchais and the theatre, William D. Howarth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0648/94022876-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Making of a Dramatist. 1. Watchmaker, Musician, Courtier. 2. Pamphleteer and Public Figure. 3. Diplomat and Secret Agent. 4. Beaumarchais and the Revolution -- pt. II. The Context of a Career. 5. Theatres and Theatregoing in the Ancien Regime. 6. Dramatic Writing in the Eighteenth Century. 7. The Theatre and Authority in the Eighteenth Century -- pt. III. The Plays. 8. Beaumarchais and the Parades. 9. Other Fragments. 10. Eugenie. 11. Les Deux Amis. 12. Le Barbier De Seville. 13. La Mariage De Figaro. 14. Tarare. 15. La Mere Coupable
Control code
ocm30893251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780415755009
Lccn
94022876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415007511
  • (OCoLC)30893251

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