Two Plays by Denis Diderot
The Illegitimate Son and The Father of the Family- Translated with an Introduction by Kiki Gounaridou and John Hellweg
©2011 Monographs X, 175 Pages
Series: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures, Volume 188
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was one of the French philosophers and writers of the Enlightenment. This volume contains the first English translations of his plays, The Illegitimate Son and The Father of the Family. These complex and very entertaining plays delve into the attitudes of the middle-class, bourgeois society and reveal an eighteenth-century «suburbia» that populates dramatic and suspenseful situations and settings. The translations are vivid and contemporary and bring the plays alive to early twenty-first-century stage and culture.
- X, 175
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- Publication date
- 2011 (June)
- Theatre, Theater, Drama, Dramatic Literature, Perf Theatre Theater Drama Performance French French Literature Eighteenth-century Literature Translation Dramatic Literature
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2011. X, 175 pp.