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Beaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1764-65, the irrepressible playwright Beaumarchais travelled to Madrid, where he immersed himself in the life and society of the day. This book is an account of Beaumarchais's visit to Madrid (he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Hugh, 1931-
Beaumarchais in Seville.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)605404027
Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomas
ISBN: 0300121032 9780300121032 9780300136333 0300136331
OCLC Number: 67405646
Description: xiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A golden age --
A letter from Madrid --
A journey to Spain --
Clavijo --
The conquest of Clavijo --
The pursuit of profit --
Madame de Croix --
Life in Madrid --
At the tables and to the theatre --
Leaving Madrid.
Responsibility: Hugh Thomas.
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"Hugh Thomas has written a brief, witty and enlightening account of the origins of those two key works: "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro." He brings to life Beaumarchais in the Read more...

 
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