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The Barber of Seville, and, The Marriage of Figaro
The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro
Author: Beaumarchais, transl. and intro by John Wood
Beaumarchais (1732-99) was a man of immense wit and feeling and it is our loss that his two great plays are only know to us through Rossini and Mozart. It was Beaumarchais who brought fun back into theater and broke the convention of formality which had grown up since Moliere. His dialogue was colloquial and his people real in eighteenth century...  more »
ISBN: 283342
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 223
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
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