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|Title: The Barber of Seville and the Marriage of Figaro|
By: Pierre Caron
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Penguin Random House
|Publication Date: 1964|
Weight: 6 ounces
Stock No: WW441336
A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figarocondemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilegedepicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchaisa French courtier, secret agent, libertine, and adventurercreated an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.
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John Wood was born in 1900 and went to Manchester University. After some years in teaching and adult education he spent his working life in educational administration. Concern with the relevance of the arts in education, combined with personal predilection, led to involvement with the theatre and with the work of Molière in particular, as producer and translator. He also translated The Misanthrope and Other Plays and The Miser and Other Plays for Penguin Classics.
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