Le Mariage Force (Exeter French Texts)

Le Mariage Force (Exeter French Texts)

By: Moliere (author), Julia Prest (editor), Judith Prest (volume_editor)Paperback

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The principal aim of this edition is to provide a reliable version of the text of Le Mariage force which can be used by students and scholars of 17th-century theatre. Le Mariage force, a little-known work, is a particularly interesting example of the comedie-ballet genre as it was written and performed by Moliere and his troupe in three different versions over a period of eight years. First performed in front of Louis XIV and his court, complete with music, ballet and singing, the play also marks Moliere's first work in which Louis XIV took an active role. The book includes all the texts which existed in Moliere's lifetime, and examines the development of the genre in the years from 1664 when it was first performed, to 1672 when new songs and balletic interludes were added. This is a volume in the Textes litteraires/Exeter French Texts. The text, introduction and essential notes are all in French.

About Author

Julia Prest is a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.


Frontispice: Gravure de la derniere scene du Mariage force, accompagnant le texte dans l'edition de 1682, II; INTRODUCTION; 1. Introduction, V; 2. Le Mariage force (1664), VIII; 3. Le Mariage force (1668), XVII; 4. Le Mariage force (1672), XXI; 5. Le Texte, XXIX; Sources Imprimees, XXX; Manuscrits, XXXI; Texte de la presente edition, XXXI; BIBLIOGRAPHIE, XXXII; PARTITIONS MUSICALES, XXXIV; DISCOGRAPHIE, XXXIV; LE MARIAGE FORCE; Livret de 1664, 2; Texte de 1668, 11; Textes ajoutes en 1672, 53; ILLUSTRATIONS; Page de titre du livret de 1664, 1; Page de titre de la premiere edition, 1668, 10.

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  • ISBN13: 9780859896436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 57
  • ID: 9780859896436
  • ISBN10: 0859896439

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