The Dramatic Criticism of Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans: With an Annotated Chronology of Performances of the Popular and Court Theatres in F

The Dramatic Criticism of Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans: With an Annotated Chronology of Performances of the Popular and Court Theatres in F

By: Charlotte-Elizabeth Orleans (author), W.S. Brookes (author), Philip John Yarrow (author), W.S. Brooks (author)Hardback

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This volume has been reconstructed from her letters - Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans, the second wife of the king's brother, left a voluminous correspondence. Through her forthright attitude, set against the context of the sometimes mealymouthed French court and French society of 1671-1722, we can learn much about the successes and failures, quarrels and crises in the theatre, about the hostility of the Church, and the actors, actresses and playwrights as individuals. It establishes as nearly as possible a chronological list of what she saw. The information gathered about the theatre at court has never been published in collected or collated form.

Contents

Part One: Notes of a Theatre-Goer. Introductory; The querelle du theatre; Theatres and play-going; Inside the opera house; Plays and playwrights; Actors and actresses. Part Two: Performances Seen by Madame. Introductory; Theatres and other venues; Married life, 1671-1701; From the death of Monsieur to the death of Louis XIV, 1702-1715; The Regency, 1715-1722 Appendices: misdated letters.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773488342
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780773488342
  • ISBN10: 0773488340

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