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Le Mariage de Figaro
Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais
2038716110
May 2003
(Paperback) - French
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Book Description
Beaumarchais"s comedic sequel to The Barber of Seville, chronicling the misadventures of the title character

Language Notes
Text: English, French

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For the Good of Mankind: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Political Correspondence Relative to the American Revolution: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Political Correspondence Relative to the American Revolution
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
081916447X
October 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume, the first compilation of the political correspondence of Beaumarchais, author of the "Marriage of Figaro," will shed light on the controversial diplomatic history of the American Revolution. The evidence presented here reveals that the author did mastermind the policy of aid to the American Revolution which has been attributed to the foreign affairs minister, Vergennes, to whom Beaumarchais addressed most of the correspondence in this volume.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


The Figaro Trilogy (Oxford World's Classics Series): The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of figaro, The Guilty Mother
De Beaumarchais
0192804138
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
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 a bourgeois individualist like his creator? The three plays in which he plots and schemes chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution but they also chart the growth of Beaumarchais' humanitarianism. They are exuberant
theatrical entertainments, masterpieces...


Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO : Opera Classics Library Series (Opera Classics Library)
Burton D. Fisher
1930841434
August 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide to Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, and a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side.

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Other Opera Journeys Publishing titles ALSO AVAILABLE at amazon.com: OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY SERIES: •Aida •The Barber of Seville •La Bohème •Carmen •Cavalleria Rusticana •Così fan tutte •Don Giovanni •Lucia di Lammermoor •Madama Butterfly •The Magic Flute •Manon Lescaut •The Marriage of Figaro •Otello •I Pagliacci •Rigoletto •Salome •Tosca •Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi) •La Traviata •Turandot and The Ring of...


Beaumarchais and the American Revolution
Brian N. Morton
0739104683
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Described by the magazine American Heritage as the Most Underrated French Hero of the American Revolution, Caron de Beaumarchais the French watchmaker who rose to fame and fortune as a dramatist, polemist, and Enlightenment free-thinker became the most famous arms dealer of the American Revolutionary War. Based on archival research in Europe and the United States, this authoritative study tells the fascinating story of Beaumarchais's role in the American colonies' fight for independence.


Beaumarchais
W. D. Howarth
0415007518
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Beaumarchais and the Theatre, William D. Howarth recounts the colorful and remarkable life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799), author of Le Mariage de Figaro. Framing the life of Beaumarchais within the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, Howarth considers the momentous events of the mid-to-late eighteenth century which shaped both political and theatrical history.

Beaumarchais and the Theatre includes analyses of Beaumarchais' plays which discuss their critical receptions, their influence on contemporary drama and their legacy. In addition, Howarth provides analyses of sketches and fragments only recently re-discovered, as well as a discussion of the operatic adaptations of Le...


Beaumarchais
Georges Lemaitre
1417985364
May 2005
Paperback
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The Barber of Seville (Opera Classics Library Series)
Burton D. Fisher
1930841388
January 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide to Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, and a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side.

From the Publisher
Other Opera Journeys Publishing titles ALSO AVAILABLE at amazon.com: OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY SERIES: •Aida •The Barber of Seville •La Bohème •Carmen •Cavalleria Rusticana •Così fan tutte •Don Giovanni •Lucia di Lammermoor •Madama Butterfly •The Magic Flute •Manon Lescaut •The Marriage of Figaro •Otello •I Pagliacci •Rigoletto •Salome •Tosca •Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi) •La Traviata •Turandot and The Ring of...


The Barber of Seville/The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
0140441336
June 1964
Paperback
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Beaumarchais' Aria (Figaro was Supposed to Return the Necklace): from The Ghosts of Versailles, for Baritone: (Sheet Music)
John Corigliano
0793538661
September 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
From the popular opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The plot revolves around the playwright Beaumarchais, who attempts to seduce Marie Antoinette's ghost, with the help of characters from his plays Barber of Seville and Marriage of Figaro. Hysterical chaos ensues as the story unfolds.


Th¿¿tre, Le Barbier de S¿ville, Le Mariage de Figaro, La M¿re coupable
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
2080700766
August 31, 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Pendant ma longue proscription, quelques amis zélés avaient imprimé cette pièce, uniquement pour prévenir l'abus d'une contrefaçon infidèle, furtive, et prise à la volée pendant les représentations. Mais ces amis eux-mêmes, pour éviter d'être froissés par les agents de la Terreur, s'ils eussent laissé leurs vrais titres aux personnages espagnols (car alors tout était péril), se crurent obligés de les défigurer, d'altérer même leur langage, et de mutiler plusieurs scènes. --This text refers to the Digital edition.


Literary Sociability in Late Old Regime France
Gregory S. Brown
0754603865
May 2006
Hardcover
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The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre Augusti De Beaumarchais
1566630657
Nov 1994
Paperback
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From Booklist
As you might expect of the work of one of the founders of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, Bernard Sahlins' new translation of Beaumarchais' classic eighteenth-century farce is considerably looser and more accessible than other versions currently in print. Chuckling through the printed version of the play, you can see its appeal for an audience more interested in entertainment than in the play's importance as an influence on French theater and, via Mozart's famous musical adaptation, on the history of opera. Yet Sahlins' "speakable" version of the play sacrifices little of its spirit or of the pointed class distinctions of the French court of its time. Nor does Sahlins, in making the original play palatable to a contemporary audience, denature Beaumarchais' two great comic creations--the wily, wise valet Figaro...


The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
1840023775
March 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
As you might expect of the work of one of the founders of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, Bernard Sahlins' new translation of Beaumarchais' classic eighteenth-century farce is considerably looser and more accessible than other versions currently in print. Chuckling through the printed version of the play, you can see its appeal for an audience more interested in entertainment than in the play's importance as an influence on French theater and, via Mozart's famous musical adaptation, on the history of opera. Yet Sahlins' "speakable" version of the play sacrifices little of its spirit or of the pointed class distinctions of the French court of its time. Nor does Sahlins, in making the original play palatable to a contemporary audience, denature Beaumarchais' two great comic creations--the wily, wise valet Figaro...


The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre Augustin De Beaumarchais
1566630665
Nov 1994
Hardcover
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From Booklist
As you might expect of the work of one of the founders of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, Bernard Sahlins' new translation of Beaumarchais' classic eighteenth-century farce is considerably looser and more accessible than other versions currently in print. Chuckling through the printed version of the play, you can see its appeal for an audience more interested in entertainment than in the play's importance as an influence on French theater and, via Mozart's famous musical adaptation, on the history of opera. Yet Sahlins' "speakable" version of the play sacrifices little of its spirit or of the pointed class distinctions of the French court of its time. Nor does Sahlins, in making the original play palatable to a contemporary audience, denature Beaumarchais' two great comic creations--the wily, wise valet Figaro...


Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais's "The Marriage of Figaro": A Study Guide from Gale's "Drama for Students" (Volume 14, Chapter 10) [DOWNLOAD: PDF]

B00006G3EH
July 23, 2002
Digital
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Barber of Seville
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
156663203X
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Fast-moving and brisk, and filled with wit, humor, and gaiety, the Barber is assured of immortality because of its sheer fun. Plays for Performance Series.


The Barber of Seville
Pierre Augustin Caron Beaumarchais
1566632021
Oct 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
When it comes to operas in which, for once, nobody dies, Gioacchino Rossini's great comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia (the Barber of Seville) is perhaps the most popular of all time. It's got it all: funny plot, great tunes (including nine of the most immediately recognizable notes in Western music: "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!"), irresistible characters, and an overture that provided Bugs Bunny with one of his greatest moments on screen. Have you ever wondered about the scoring of Lindoro's sweet first act aria, or the requirements for the boom in Basilio's celebration of calumny? Check it all out with this complete orchestral score from Dover Publications. As is standard with Dover, this score is a reprint of a German original, and because it offers the complete orchestration it will be more useful to the music...


Beaumarchais: Le Mariage De Figaro
Pierre Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, Malcolm Cook (Editor)
1853993174
June 1992
Paperback
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Dictionanaire des oeuvres litteraires de langue francaise D-J
Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais
2040185526

Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Le barbier de S¿ville, ou, La pr¿caution inutile
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, et al
2070400034
March 14, 1996
Paperback
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