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Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Jessica Goodman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

The thirty years Carlo Goldoni spent in Paris hold an ambiguous place in his career. The preface to his autobiography explicitly draws attention to France as the site of his authorial glory, but ... More


The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Julia Doe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Lyric theater in ancien régime France was an eminently political art, tied to the demands of court spectacle. Tragic opera (tragédie lyrique) was invented under the auspices of monarchy, and ... More


The Strange Case of Carlo Goldoni

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter studies how Goldoni created himself as an author and glorious ‘phénomène’, and reinforced this image through his personal and autobiographical writings. It locates the inception of his ... More


Mapping Theatrical Paris

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins a recontextualization of Goldoni’s Comédie-Italienne career with a panoramic view, analysing the position of the Italian theatre in the contemporary Parisian theatrical field. ... More


The Rules of the Game: Authorship at the Comédie-Italienne

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter’s examination of the registers of the Comédie-Italienne provides more detailed context to Goldoni’s career at the Hôtel de Bourgogne by focusing specifically on the status of the author ... More


Goldoni’s Dilemma: Authorship and Authority

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers how, in his two years at the Comédie-Italienne, Goldoni attempted to control his image and assert his authority in a new, problematic context of collective authorship and ... More


Goldoni’s Parisian Career

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyses the essential facts of Goldoni’s whole Parisian career as they can be gleaned from contemporary sources. It explores his public and critical success at the Comédie-Italienne, ... More


Opéra Comique and the Legacy of Colbert

Julia Doe

in The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 1 outlines the circumstances that compelled the Bourbon monarchy to elevate opéra comique into an “official” art, exploring the causes of the 1762 merger and untangling its consequences for ... More


Character, Class, and Style in the Lyric Drame

Julia Doe

in The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 2 builds on the institutional premises presented in the previous chapter, examining how the musical and dramatic features of opéra comique evolved as a result of the 1762 merger. The most ... More


The Musical Revolutions of Marie Antoinette

Julia Doe

in The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 3 offers a broad, archivally based reassessment of Marie Antoinette’s musical patronage. In the domain of serious opera, the queen’s interventions are well known: her support for Gluck’s ... More


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