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Music and theatre in France, 1600-1680

Author: John S Powell
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study explores the musical practices of comedy, tragicomedy, tragedy, and the pastorale, from the arrival of the first travelling repertory companies in Paris around 1600 until the establishment of the Comedie-Francaise in 1680. The dynamic interaction of spoken drama with music, mime, and dance - cross-fertilized by court ballet and imported Italian opera - gave birth to a set of musical conventions that
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John S Powell
ISBN: 0198165994 9780198165996
OCLC Number: 39116571
Description: xvi, 582 pages cm : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Music and Public Theatre in Paris. A. Musical Theatre before French Opera. B. Musical Theatre and the Opera Privilege --
pt. II. The Place and Function of Music and Dance in French Plays. A. Comedy, Tragicomedy, and Comedie-Ballet. B. The Dramatic Pastorale and Pastorale en Musique. C. The Mythological Pastorale and Pastoral Opera --
pt. III. Music and the Theatre of Moliere. A. Moliere's Comedies-Ballets on the Public Stage. B. Epilogue. App. A. Secular Plays with Music, 1600-1680 --
App. B. Index of Sung Lyrics --
App. C. Dramatic Examples.
Responsibility: John S. Powell.
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