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- Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 8.99
The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their own... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
The Imaginary Invalid is a three-part comedy about a miser who imagines illnesses for himself, and whose doctor milks his hypochondria for everything he can get. Their mutual greed and dishonesty lead to their downfall. It was the last play Moliere ever wrote, and he collapsed whilst playing the hypochondriac, shortly before he died. The play originally... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95
The School for Husbands (L'École des maris) is a work by Molière (the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), a French playwright who is often considered to be one of Western literature's great masters of comedy. In a theatre in the Louvre and in the Palais-Royal, Molière found success among the Parisians with The School... more...
- Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 37.57
Hauptbeschreibung Jean Jacques Rousseaus Schriften zur Stiftung eines fortdauernden Friedens unter den europäischen Völkern, der "Extrait du Projet de Paix Perpétuelle de Monsieur L'Abbé de Saint-Pierre" und der "Jugement sur la Paix Perpétuelle", haben eigenständige Bedeutung in der systematischen Entfaltung eines rechtsphilosophischen Themas, das... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 28.55
Hauptbeschreibung Im Jahre 2012 jähren sich die Geburtstage von Friedrich dem Großen und Jean-Jacques Rousseau zum 300. Male. Die wenigsten wissen, dass es zwischen dem König, der ein Philosoph sein wollte, und dem Bürger von Genf und Apologeten der Volkssouveränität, der mit 50 Jahren Friedrichs Untertan wurde, kurzzeitig eine enge Beziehung gegeben... more...
- Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75
A comprehensive guide to Berg's WOZZECK, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...