Beaumarchais in Seville

    Beaumarchais in Seville

    An Intermezzo

    Hugh Thomas

    Yale University Press 2006

    Paperback 192pp

    9780300136333   Product Code: 98264

    In 1764-65 the irrepressible French playwright Beaumarchais travelled to Madrid, where he immersed himself in the culture and society of the day. Inspired by his visit, Beaumarchais returned home to create The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Described in the Wall Street Journal as 'a superb romp through a mesmerizing but neglected interlude', this book offers a lively account of the playwright's Spanish trip and the society that fired his imagination.

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