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The Figaro trilogy

Author: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who was Figaro? Not the impertinent valet of the operas of Mozart or Rossini, but both the spirit of resistance to oppression and a bourgeois individualist like his creator. The three plays in which he plots and schemes chronicle the slide of the ancien régime into revolution, but also chart the growth of Beaumarchais' humanitarianism. They are also exuberant theatrical entertainment, masterpieces of skill,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward
ISBN: 0192804138 9780192804136
OCLC Number: 52696765
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxvi, 306 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The barber of Seville --
The marriage of Figaro --
The guilty mother.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Beaumarchais ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward.
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'The Barber of Seville', 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'The Guilty Mother' were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien  Read more...

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