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Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

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  • Le Mariage de Figaroby Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

    Le Livre de Poche 2011; Not Available

    Édition enrichie (Introduction, notes, glossaire, chronologie et bibliographie) "Il faudrait détruire la Bastille pour que la représentation de cette pièce ne fût pas une inconséquence dangereuse." Ces propos, prêtés à Louis XVI, soulignent combien les contemporains furent sensibles à la charge subversive d'une pièce où ils virent d'abord un événement... more...

  • The Figaro Trilogyby Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward

    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...

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