Marriage in Disguise
Translated by Nicholas Dromgoole
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Marriage in Disguise by Nicholas Dromgoole
Book DescriptionMoliere's plays transformed the writing of 17th century comedy, savagely satirising the Establishment of his day, and surviving only because he had the unwavering support of Louis XIV. His private life was even more controversial than his plays. Did he really tumble in and out of bed with so many beautiful people of both sexes? Did he marry his own daughter? Why did the Church refuse to bury him? Nicholas Dromgoole's play gives us fresh insight into this astonishing artist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840022063
(210mm x 130mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Dromgoole
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Of interest to students, academics, practitioners and theatre buffs.
Playwright as Rebel, Hardback (August 2001)
Why are there so few high points in the history of theatre? What was it about Ancient Greek theatre, Elizabethan dramaturgy and Racine's 17th-century France that made them particularly able to respond to and create high points in tragic drama?
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Two plays -- The Dark River and After October -- by a master of the British stage. In The Dark River, set in the late 1930s, the flamboyant characters are cocooned in a Thames backwater, ignoring the turbulent events of a politically unstable Europe. After October is Ackland's most personal, autobiographical play.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Dromgoole
Nicholas Dromgoole's published work includes 'The Playwright as Rebel' (Oberon) and 'Sibley and Dowell', a portrait of one of the great dance partnerships of our time, as well as many introductions to volumes of classical and contemporary drama. For over thirty years hs was dance critic for the Sunday Telegraph and a regular contributor to other magazines and newspapers including The Times and Punch. He has lectured widely on drama and drama history and contributed to various arts broadcasts on radio and television.
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