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Hardcover Coquettes, Wives, and Widows: Gender Politics in French Baroque Opera and Theater Book

ISBN: 1580469884

ISBN13: 9781580469883

Coquettes, Wives, and Widows: Gender Politics in French Baroque Opera and Theater

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French theatrical works created an uneasy dialogue with the often-blistering depictions of marriage in contemporary writings by literary women. For over a century, composers and librettists attempted to silence such anti-traditionalist views through dramas that ridicule, banish, or, even more violently, silence and subjugate female characters who resist marriage. These dramas portray independent-minded women as...

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