Philippe Quinault, Dramatist

Philippe Quinault, Dramatist

by William Brooks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039115334
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Series: Medieval and Early Modern French Studies Series , #6
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: William Brooks is Professor of French at the University of Bath, UK. He has published extensively in seventeenth-century French studies, notably the theatre and especially Quinault, early baroque opera librettos, and the life and writings of Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Orleans. He is co-editor, with Rainer Zaiser, of Religion, Ethics, and History in the French Long Seventeenth Century and Theatre, Fiction, and Poetry in the French Long Seventeenth Century, two volumes of papers from a major conference of French early modern scholars, published by Peter Lang in 2007.

Table of Contents

Contents: A Brief History of Quinault Criticism – Characters: Heroes and Villains – Social and Political Themes – Plot and Artifice – The Transmission of Information – False and Mistaken Identity – Visual Action and Music – Genre and Tone – Quinault’s art poétique – Quinault, his Audience, and his Critics – Quinault and Racine.

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