Scene Design at the Court of Louis XIV - the Work of the Vigarani Family and Jean Berain (Studies in theatre arts 22)

Scene Design at the Court of Louis XIV - the Work of the Vigarani Family and Jean Berain (Studies in theatre arts 22)

By: Frederick Paul Tollini (author)Hardback

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This study adds another insight into the period of Louis XIV - that the confluence of the theatrical arts from older traditions developed to shape a distinctly French style which all pertained to the glorification of the Sun King. While previous studies have stressed the literary and musical side of the performances of the period, this study examines the settings and scene designs which completed the picture of the royal mythologies. Besides giving an account of the festivities of Versailles and other venues, and setting them in their social environment, this work relates the spectacles to the political and social milieu, incorporating both contemporary literary theory and cultural history.

Contents

The Vigaranis in Paris; Carlo Vigarani at Versailles; Vigarani designs for opera; Jean Berain at the Palais Royal; concluding note.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773466753
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 137
  • ID: 9780773466753
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0773466754

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