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CONTENTS
 

Preface and Acknowledgements  
List of Plates and Figures xv
Abbreviations xvi
   

PART I.  MUSIC AND PUBLIC THEATRE IN PARIS
 

A.      Musical Theatre before French Opera 3
          Introduction 3

1.  The Primacy of the Hôtel de Bourgogne (1600-1628)
2.  The Rise of the Théâtre du Marais (1629-1658)
3.  The Golden Age of Parisian Theatre (1658-1669)

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B.      Musical Theatre and the Opera Privilege 45

4.  Competition with the Académie Royale de l'Opéra (1669-1673)
5.  The Reorganization of Public Theatre (1673-1680)

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PART II.  THE PLACE AND FUNCTION OF MUSIC AND DANCE IN FRENCH PLAYS
 

A.      Comedy, Tragicomedy, and Comédie-Ballet 73

Introduction
6.  Relations between French Plays and Ballets
7.  Music, Dance, and the Performance-within-the-Play
8.  The Fusion of Comedy and Ballet:  L'Amour malade and Les Fâcheux

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B.      The Dramatic Pastorale and Pastorale en Musique 160

Introduction
  9.  The Italian Pastoral e in France
10.  Music in the Early French Pastorale
11.  From Pastoral Comedy to Pastorale en Musique

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C.      The Mythological Pastorale and Pastoral Opera 226

Introduction
12.  Music in the Early Mythological Pastorale
13.  The Musical World of the Mythological Machine Play
14.  The Beginnings of French Opera

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PART III.  MUSIC AND THE THEATRE OF MOLIÈRE
 

 

Introduction

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A.      Molière's Comédies-Ballets on the Public Stage 330

Introduction
15.  The Public Reception of a Court Success:  La Princesse d'Élide
16.  Comic Vision and Revision in Le Mariage forcé and Le Sicilien
17.  Le Malade imaginaire and Its Revisions
18.  Musical Practices in Molière's Theatre

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B.      Epilogue  

19.  Appropriation, Parody, and the Birth of Opera:  Lully's Les Festes de l'Amour et de Bacchus and Molière's Le Malade imaginaire

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Appendix A.  Secular Plays with Music, 1600-1680 435
Appendix B.  Index of Sung Lyrics 440
Appendix C.  Dramatic Examples 453
   
Bibliography 539
Index 559