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Beaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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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. Inspired by the places he had seen and the people he had met, Beaumarchais returned home to create "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro", plays that became the basis for the operas by Rossini and Mozart that continue to delight audiences today. This book is a lively  Read more...
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Biography
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Thomas, Hugh, 1931-
Beaumarchais in Seville.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013533
(OCoLC)67405646
Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomas
ISBN: 9780300134643 0300134649 1281734853 9781281734853
OCLC Number: 213331077
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages) : illustrations
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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