Pierre Beaumarchais | Critical Essay by Joseph G. Reish

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Pierre Beaumarchais.
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Critical Essay by Joseph G. Reish

SOURCE: “Revolution: Three Changing Faces of Figaro,” in The Michigan Academician, Vol. IX, No. 2, Fall, 1976, pp. 135-46.

In the following essay, Reish demonstrates the ways in which Beaumarchais reflects a changing social order through his transformation of Figaro in the Figaro trilogy.

Revolution connotes dramatic social change. The last quarter of the eighteenth century witnessed two such manifestations of the reordering of the status quo, one in North America, another in Europe. The writing and staging of Beaumarchais' three plays in which the universally known character Figaro appears—Le Barbier de Séville (1775), Le Mariage de Figaro (1784), and La Mère coupable (1792)—occur at a time of two world revolutions in which the author took an active part. These works, composed for the stage over a score of...

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