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The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV & the Politics of Spectacle

Georgia J. Cowart
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226116389, 0226116387
Related Resources
Table of contents only Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
"Prominent components of Louis XIV's propaganda, the arts of spectacle also became sources of a potent resistance to the monarchy in late seventeenth-century France. With a particular focus on the court ballet, comedy-ballet, opera, and opera-ballet, Georgia Cowart tells the long-neglected story of how the festive arts deployed an intricate network of subversive satire to undermine the rhetoric of sovereign authority."
Contents
  • Muses of pleasure : Louis XIV's early court ballet, 1651-1660
  • Muses of memory : Louis XIV's late court ballet, 1661-1669
  • Muses of satire : Le bourgeois gentilhomme & the utopia of spectacle
  • Tragic interlude : reversals at the Paris Opéra, 1671-1697
  • Sappho, Cythera & the triumph of love : the ballet at the Paris Opéra, 1700-1713
  • Carnival, commedia dell'arte & the triumph of folly : the ballet at the Paris Opéra, 1699-1718
  • Watteau's Cythera, the opéra-ballet & the staging of pleasure.
Description
xxiii, 299 pages : illustrations, [8] pages of color plates, music ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-279) and index.
Technical Details
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