Marriage Of Figaro

Marriage Of Figaro

by Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais, Bernard Sahlins
     
 

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Sensual gaiety is at the heart of this comic masterpiece which continues the merry tale of the little barber of Seville, a clever common man whose wits overcome his superiors who would suppress him. In paring down the number of players, presenting the scenes more economically, and offering a translation that removes archaic phrasing, Mr. Sahlins delivers a script

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Sensual gaiety is at the heart of this comic masterpiece which continues the merry tale of the little barber of Seville, a clever common man whose wits overcome his superiors who would suppress him. In paring down the number of players, presenting the scenes more economically, and offering a translation that removes archaic phrasing, Mr. Sahlins delivers a script that can be comfortably staged by present-day theatres.

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Sahlins' 'speakable' version of the play sacrifices little of its spirit or of the pointed class distinctions of the French court of its time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630658
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
864,094
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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