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The Figaro Trilogy

Author : Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
ISBN : 9780191604560
Genre : Drama
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The Barber of Seville * The Marriage of Figaro * The Guilty Mother Eighteenth-century France produced only one truly international theatre star, Beaumarchais, and only one name, Figaro, to put with Don Quixote or D'Artagnan in the ranks of popular myth. But who was Figaro? Not the impertinent valet of the operas of Mozart or Rossini, but both the spirit of resistance to oppression and a bourgeois individualist like his creator. The three plays in which he plots and schemes chronicle the slide of the ancien régime into revolution but also chart the growth of Beaumarchais' humanitarianism. They are also exuberant theatrical entertainments, masterpieces of skill, invention, and social satire which helped shape the direction of French theatre for a hundred years. This lively new translation catches all the zest and energy of the most famous valet in French literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Drama

Encyclopedia Of Literary Translation Into English A L

Author : O. Classe
ISBN : 1884964362
Genre : Reference
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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
Category: Reference

Narrative Interludes

Author : Tili Boon Cuillé
ISBN : 9780802038425
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Juxtaposing pre-eminent and popular writers, Cuillé reads their fictional works in light of their treatises on art and society, exploring the significance of musical tableaux that have revolutionized the form and function of music in the text.
Category: Literary Criticism

Manon Lescaut Opera Classics Library Series

Author : Burton D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781930841826
Genre : Music
File Size : 64.97 MB
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A comprehensive guide to Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, a complete, newly translated LIBRETTO with Italian/English side-by-side, selected Discography and Videography, Dictionary of Opera and Musical Terms, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer."
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The Marriage Of Figaro

Author : Burton, Fisher D. Publishing Staff
ISBN : 9781930841055
Genre : Music
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A comprehensive guide to Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO featuring STORY SYNOPSIS, PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS, STORY NARRATIVE with MUSIC HIGHLIGHT EXAMPLES, and insightful COMMENTARY and ANALYSIS about the opera and its composer.
Category: Music

The Attraction Of The Contrary

Author : Walter E. Rex
ISBN : 9780521333863
Genre : Literary Collections
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The essays in this 1987 volume examine the ideas of contrarity and other kinds of polar opposition in French literature of the eighteenth century.
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The Marriage Of Figaro

Author : Pierre De Beaumarchais
ISBN : 142094259X
Genre : Drama
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Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799) was an exceptional French writer of prose comedy during the eighteenth century. He is best known for his theatrical works of the three Figaro plays. Beaumarchais had an action-filled career as a watchmaker, musician, secret agent, businessman, diplomat and a financer of revolutions. His literary career was as turbulent as his personal life. After a series of lawsuits in Paris, the accounts of his trials made his reputation as a sarcastic, effective, and recognized writer. -The Marriage of Figaro- is the second in the Figaro Trilogy, preceded by -The Barber of Seville- and followed by -The Guilty Mother-. It was originally a comic opera, or a mixture of spoken play with music. This play was considered a foreshadowing of the French Revolution in its offense of the rights of the aristocracy. It was first banned in Vienna due to its satire of the nobility, considered dangerous in the decade before the revolution. Thanks to the great success of its predecessor, it opened with enormous success, eventually becoming one of Mozart's most successful operatic works.
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Mozart S The Abduction From The Seraglio Die Entf Hrung Aus Dem Serail

Author : Burton D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781102009191
Genre : Operas
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Burton D. Fisher's extremely popular Mini Guides feature Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis of the opera.
Category: Operas

Drama Criticism

Author : Lawrence J. Trudeau
ISBN : UOM:39015042250350
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents excerpts and reprints of critical essays for over ten playwrights from different time periods and nationalities, and provides biographical information and a chronological listing of major works for each dramatist
Category: Literary Criticism