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Founding, design and production.

Series: @Studies in theatre arts, 5a.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Part one of a three-volume work, this text studies the Hotel Guenegaud, the first home of the Paris Opera in 1670 and the first home of the Comedie Francaise ten years later. All quotations from  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0773483926 9780773483927
OCLC Number: 174433061
Description: XXIV, 399 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Part 1 Founding: Moliere's death and its immediate consequences; desertion; dispossession; Royal Academy of Music; Palais-Royal; Moliere and Lully; decline of the Marais; leasing of the Guenegaud; union of the troupes; Italians. Part 2 Design: location; jeux de paume; jeu de paume de la bouteille; from opera house to theatre; auditorium; stage; backstage and front-of-house facilities. Part 3 Administration: share system; company meetings; officers; daily expenses. Part 4 Production: play selection; casting and rehearsals; performance - season, day, time, ticket prices, run, private performances. Part 5 Repertory: size; premieres - machines plays; revivals - plays by Moliere, plays from the repertoire of the Marais, plays by other authors from the repertory of Moliere's troupe, plays from the repertory of the Hotel de Bourgogne, displacement, programming, continuation into the repertory of the Comedie Francaise. Part 6 Audiences: named individuals; pit; third-row boxes; second-row boxes; first-row boxes, stages and amphitheatre.
Series Title: @Studies in theatre arts, 5a.


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