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Essays on French Comic Drama from the 1640s to the 1780s


Derek Connon and George Evans

Contents: Guy Snaith: Dom Japhet d'Arménie and other descendants of Noah – Christopher J Gossip: Thomas Corneille and the comic tradition – William Brooks: Quinault and La Mère coquette – Nicholas Hammond: Authorship and authority in Molière’s Le Misanthrope – Marie-Claude Canova-Green: Feinte et comédie dans La Comtesse d’Escarbagnas de Molière – Michael Cardy: A trumpet obbligato: contextualisation of a passage from Lesage’s Turcaret – Richard Waller: The theatrical writings of Jacques Autreau and the problems of experimentation – George Evans: Marivaux’s Arlequin poli par l’amour and the implications of play-acting – Derek F Connon: Piron’s Arlequin-Deucalion: Fair play, or anti-Fair play? – Philip Robinson: Reflexions on early eighteenth-century French theatrical parody – John Dunkley: Destouches and moralising comedy: the defining of a genre – Katherine Astbury: Marmontel’s theories on comedy and his moral tales: the influence of prose on the theatre in the second half of the eighteenth century – Mark Darlow: Parody and the comédie mêlée d’ariettes, 1752-1789 – Mark Ledbury: Beaumarchais’s visual vocabulary.