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Tag Archives: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD STORY (OR TRILOGY, EVEN) DOWN PART 2

BEAUMARCHAIS’ STORIES HAD good legs, operawise. Here in Part 2, we’ll continue with lives of the Almavivas and Figaros, sung to our favorite tunes. La Mère Coupable, The Guilty Mother … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD STORY (OR TRILOGY, EVEN) DOWN PART 1

CULTURAL TALES CAN lead to literary works, then be transformed into operas. The myths of Greek gods, for instance, led to The Oresteia, a trilogy of plays by Aeschylus in … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

GETTING EVEN—THEATRICALLY PART 1

APART FROM BEING a spy, diplomat, arms dealer, and revolutionary (French and American), playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais sure know how to get even. His means of revenge? His theatrical … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment