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The comedians of the king : opéra comique and the Bourbon monarchy on the eve of revolution

Title
The comedians of the king : opéra comique and the Bourbon monarchy on the eve of revolution / Julia Doe.
ISBN
9780226743257
022674325X
9780226743394
Publication
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Physical Description
314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 12, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction. Institutional history ; Dialogue opera and the cosmopolitan "revolution" ; The politics of genre
Opéra comique and the legacy of Colbert. Comic theater and the Querelle des Bouffons ; Theater and the nation ; La Nouvelle Troupe ; New rivalries
Character, class, and style in the lyric Drame. Bienséance in ancien régime opera ; Opéra comique and the Drame ; Romance and Refinement; Recitative for the Peuple ; Lyric Drame at the Opéra
The musical revolutions of Marie Antoinette. The musical patronage of a Habsburg Queen ; Tragédie Lyrique and its parodies ; Italian opera at the French court ; Despotism and privilège
The decadence of the pastoral. Pastoral living at the Petit Trianon ; "Private" pastorals : The Troupe des Seigneurs ; Ceremonial pastorals for court and capital ; The pastoral as adaptation : C. S. Favart's Ninette à la cour
"Heroic" comedy on the eve of 1789. Opera and revolution at the Salle Favart ; The development of "Heroic" Comedy ; The "Heroic" Sargines ; Continuity and rupture
Epilogue. the foundation of a "People's" art ; Richard Coeur de Lion : the first fifty years ; Richard Coeur de Lion : the first hundred years
Conclusions. Richard Coeur de Lion and the revolutionary centennial.
Genre/Form
History.
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