The Figaro Trilogy: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Guilty Mother (Paperback)

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The Figaro Trilogy: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Guilty Mother (Paperback)
by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, English translation by David Coward

Eighteenth-century France produced only one truly international theater star, Beaumarchais, and only one name, Figaro, to combine with Don Quixote and D’Artagnan in the ranks of popular myth. But who was Figaro? He was quickly appropriated by Mozart and Rossini, who tamed the original
impertinent, bustling servant for their own purposes. On the eve of the French Revolution, Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment, and Louis XIV even banned The Marriage of Figaro.

Was the barber of Seville really a threat to aristocratic heads, or was he a bourgeois individualist like his creator? The three plays in which he plots and schemes chronicle the slide of the régime into revolution, but they also chart the growth of Beaumarchais’s humanitarianism. They are exuberant
theatrical entertainments, masterpieces of skill, invention, and social satire, which helped shape the direction of French theater for a hundred years. This lively new translation catches all the zest and energy of the most famous valet in French literature.

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Dimensions: 5” W x 0.8” D x 7.7” H

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