French Drama in the Age of Louis XIV Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Baudin, Maurice. The Profession of King in Seventeenth Century French Drama. The Johns Hopkins Studies in Romance Literatures and Languages, vol. XXXVIII. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1941, 111 p.

Provides a detailed analysis of several topics related to the role of the king in seventeenth-century French drama, including the king as conqueror, and the role of the people in the drama of this time period.

Fuller, Edmund. "The Theatre of France," in A Pageant of the Theatre, pp. 137–160. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1965.

Discusses the work of several seventeenth-century French dramatists including Jean Racine and Molière.

Howarth, William D.; McFarlane, Ian; and McGowan, Margaret, eds. Form and Meaning: Aesthetic Coherence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama. Amersham, England: Avebury Publishing Co., 1982, 203 p.

Includes fifteen essays, each dealing with the topic of aesthetic coherence, with some essays focusing on individual dramatists or plays of the time period.

Lancaster, Henry Carrington. The Period of Corneille: 1635–1651. A History of French Dramatic Literature in the Seventeenth Century, Part II, vols. I and II, 1932, 804 p.

Exhaustive study of tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy during this time period.

——. The Period of Molière: 1652–1672. A History of French Dramatic Literature in the Seventeenth Century, Part III, vols. I and II 1936, 896 p.

Comprehensive discussion of the tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy of this time period.

Lawrenson, T. E. The French Stage in the XVIIth Century: A Study in the Advent of the Italian Order. Manchester, England: The University Press, 1957, 209 p.

Discusses the influence of Italian theatre on French drama during the seventeenth century.

Lough, John. "From Corneille to Lesage," in Paris Theatre Audiences in the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries, pp. 45–162. London: Oxford University Press, 1957.

Analyzes middle-class and aristocratic theatre audiences and the role of these audiences in dramatic performances.