The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round Three Plays (Classic Reprint)
The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round
Three Plays (Classic Reprint)
Opis: The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round - Becque Henry
Excerpt from The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round: Three Plays
Henry Becque (1837-1899) was one of those men of letters to whom falls the ungrateful lot of giving the public what it does not want. In the very heyday of romanticism, Becque had the effrontery to hawk an entirely different line of wares in the Parisian theatrical markets. He boldly trespassed against the most sacred traditions built up and sustained under the guidance of Sardou. He flouted the "happy ending"; he questioned the infallibility of M. Sarcey; he even thought it possible to write a drama in five acts, when everybody knew that four acts must be the limit. Becque was a revolutionist.
Yet even revolutionists have friends and admirers. Becque had comparatively few, but those few were powerful enough to force the production of plays which, lacking this propulsion of friendship, could never have seen the light. One of these friends was Edouard Thierry, one-time director of the Comedie Franaise. Another, strange to say, was Sardou - that very Sardou against whose dramatic precepts Becque carried on a merciless warfare.
This man might have been popular. He was Parisian born. He had all the cleverness and knack and sophistication necessary to make him a brilliant transient on the stage of Paris.
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Szczegóły: The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round - Becque Henry
Tytuł: The Vultures, the Woman of Paris, the Merry-Go-Round
Podtytuł: Three Plays (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Becque Henry
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 284