Erik Orsenna reminded of it in Beaumarchais. An adventurer of freedom , Louis XVI is one of the first spectators of the Marriage of Figaro , which was then known as The Mad Day. It is the auditor rather, as Mme Campan, makes the reading of the piece in a small living room of Versailles, on 12 October 1781. It sets the tone ; the king died. “It is detestable, it will never be played, this man betrayed all that must be respected in a government.” He adds: “His representation could only be a source of annoying, except when the Bastille was destroyed.”

“It is detestable, it will never be played, this man betrayed all of what it takes in a government”

Louis XV about the Marriage of Figaro

On April 27, 1784, The Wedding , comedy in five acts and in prose written in 1778, is created on the scene of the French, after passing through the mesh of censorship. The piece is a triumph. Beaumarchais is acclaimed. He signs his masterpiece. The dish of his trilogy Spanish. The Barber of Seville (1775) does not have its vibrancy or depth. The Mother guilty (1797) passes for a drama bourgeois maudlin. Rare are the …

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