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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

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.
Category: Drama

The Figaro Plays

Author : Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
ISBN : 1603841318
Genre : Drama
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"Beaumarchais' plays have always seemed to need the same kind of shoring up as his reputation, as though they couldn't stand on their own without a scaffolding of good tunes. Yet, as John Wells's lively and splendidly speakable translations of the Barber, the Marriage, and A Mother's Guilt demonstrate, they need assistance from no one." -- David Coward, The London Review of Books
Category: Drama

The Marriage Of Figaro

Author : Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
ISBN : 9781783193783
Genre : Drama
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First produced at the Odéon in 1784 The Marriage of Figaro, the second play of Beaumarchais' trilogy was an instant success and ran for an unprecedented 116 performances. Written six years earlier the play had been subject to the rigorous demands of no fewer than six censors, appointed one after the other by Louis XVI, with the principal purpose of preventing such a seditious piece of work from ever reaching the stage. Perhaps the king was right for Beaumarchais’ revolutionary attitudes towards women and the aristocracy espoused the popular feeling that would turn social order on its head and cause the king to lose his own in the subsequent decade. Figaro, full of an irrepressible joie de vivre remains one of drama’s arch-plotters, determinedly outwitting the cast of villains’ mountebanks and rivals who seek to ensnare him and bring about his downfall. His survival is not simply a testimony to his own endurance and inner strength but a signal to the world that the common man has rights and that the modern world must reform itself or be reformed if he is to be allowed to enjoy them.
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

Manon Lescaut Opera Classics Library Series

Author : Burton D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781930841826
Genre : Music
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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."
Category: Music

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

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

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.
Category: Literary Collections

Barbier De S Ville

Author : John Dunkley
ISBN : 0729303314
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Marriage Of Figaro

Author : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
ISBN : 9780486318073
Genre : Music
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Mozart's beloved comic romp, reprinted from a late (C. F. Peters, 1941) edition, which preserves Mozart's autograph manuscript and early translations of the libretto and includes passages that are often cut in other editions.
Category: Music

The Ghosts Of Versailles

Author : William Ladd Higgins
ISBN : OCLC:164833337
Genre : Operas
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A study of Corigliano's characters based on those in the 3rd play of the Figaro trilogy, La mère coupable by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais and the ghostly apparitions of Marie Antoinette and Beaumarchais.
Category: Operas

Michigan Academician

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ISBN : UOM:39015015744884
Genre : Science
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Category: Science