Additional Resources for The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais

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Hayes, Julie C., "Rewriting Bourgeois Drama: Beaumarchais's Double Plan," in The Age of Theatre in France, edited by David Trott and Nicole Boursier, Academic Printing & Publishing, 1988, pp. 41-51.

This volume collects essays about the French theatre in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Howarth, William D., Beaumarchais and the Theatre, Routledge, 1995.

Howarth analyzes Beaumarchais's plays and their critical reception in the context of the political and theatrical events of the period.

Lally, Carolyn Gascoigne, "Beaumarchais's Le Mariage de Figaro," in The Explicator, Vol. 58, Winter 2000, p. 75. This short piece discusses how Beaumarchais uses comedy to attack the civil justice system.

Le Maître, Georges, Beaumarchais, Knopf, 1949. Le Maître presents a basic account of Beaumarchais's life.

McDonald, Christie, "The Anxiety of Change: Reconfiguring Family Relations in Beaumarchais's Trilogy," in Modern Language Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 1, March 1994, p. 47.

McDonald discusses the depiction of familial relations in The Barber of Seville...

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