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Voltaire and the theatre of the eighteenth century [electronic resource] / Marvin Carlson.

By: Carlson, Marvin A, 1935-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in drama and theatre studies: no. 84.; Contributions in drama and theatre studiesLives of the theatre: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 186 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313029903 (electronic bk.); 9780313029905 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Voltaire, 1694-1778 | Dramatists, French -- 18th century -- Biography | Theater -- Europe -- History -- 18th century | Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Knowledge -- Theater | Voltaire, 1694-1778 | Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Et le th�e�atre | Dramaturges fran�cais -- 18e si�ecle -- Biographies | Th�e�atre -- Europe -- Histoire -- 18e si�ecle | DRAMA -- Continental European | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- LiteraryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voltaire and the theatre of the eighteenth century.DDC classification: 842/.5 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Illustrations; Series Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Voltaire's Career Begins, 1694-1726; 2. Voltaire in England, 1726-1728; 3. Triumph in the Theatre, 1729-1743; 4. Voltaire at Court, 1743-1750; 5. Voltaire and Germany, 1750-1755; 6. Voltaire and the Philosophes, 1755-1760; 7. The Sage of Ferney, 1761-1769; 8. The Final Triumph, 1770-1778; 9. The Path to the Pantheon, 1778-1791; Chronology of Voltaire's Life; Further Reading; Index.
Summary: Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century, so much so that this era is sometimes called the Age of Voltaire. At a time when French culture dominated Europe, Voltaire dominated French culture. His influence was broad and powerful, and he made major contributions to almost every sphere of intellectual activity, including the sciences, trade and commerce, politics, and especially the arts. Despite the astonishing range of his literary activities, the theatre o.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-177) and index.

Illustrations; Series Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Voltaire's Career Begins, 1694-1726; 2. Voltaire in England, 1726-1728; 3. Triumph in the Theatre, 1729-1743; 4. Voltaire at Court, 1743-1750; 5. Voltaire and Germany, 1750-1755; 6. Voltaire and the Philosophes, 1755-1760; 7. The Sage of Ferney, 1761-1769; 8. The Final Triumph, 1770-1778; 9. The Path to the Pantheon, 1778-1791; Chronology of Voltaire's Life; Further Reading; Index.

Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century, so much so that this era is sometimes called the Age of Voltaire. At a time when French culture dominated Europe, Voltaire dominated French culture. His influence was broad and powerful, and he made major contributions to almost every sphere of intellectual activity, including the sciences, trade and commerce, politics, and especially the arts. Despite the astonishing range of his literary activities, the theatre o.

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