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Geoffrey Brereton on French Tragic and Comic Drama


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Originally published in 1973 and 1977 respectively, these two volumes, now available together for the first time examine the history of French drama. The first traces tragedy, from its origins in the sixteenth century through to the last years of Louis XVI’s reign. The second covers comedy, from the Renaissance, extending beyond Louis XVI into the eighteenth century and right up to the eve of the Revolution. Accessible to the general reader they would also be particularly useful for students of French drama.

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French Comic Drama from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

French Comic Drama from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Brereton
April 25, 2022

In tracing the course of French comedy from the Renaissance, through the age of Louis XIV and the eighteenth century, to the eve of the Revolution, originally published in 1977, Geoffrey Brereton shows how it evolved from the crude farces and experimental plays of the sixteenth century to become a ...

French Tragic Drama in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

French Tragic Drama in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Brereton
April 25, 2022

Originally published in 1973, the history of French tragedy and tragicomedy from their origins in the sixteenth century to the last years of Louis XIV’s reign is here surveyed in a single volume. Beginning with a brief account of the development of drama from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Dr ...

Geoffrey Brereton on French Tragic and Comic Drama 2 Volume Set

Geoffrey Brereton on French Tragic and Comic Drama: 2 Volume Set

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Brereton
April 25, 2022

Originally published in 1973 and 1977 respectively, these two volumes, now available together for the first time examine the history of French drama. The first traces tragedy, from its origins in the sixteenth century through to the last years of Louis XVI’s reign. The second covers comedy, from ...

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