Dancing King: Louis XIV's Roles in Molière's Comédies-ballets, from Court to Town

  title={Dancing King: Louis XIV's Roles in Moli{\`e}re's Com{\'e}dies-ballets, from Court to Town},
  author={Julia Prest},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  pages={283 - 298}
  • J. Prest
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History
  • The Seventeenth Century
Until the second half of the twentieth century, Moliere's comedies-ballets (works which are characterized by the inclusion of music and dance and which were written to be premiered before Louis XIV and his court) remained a misunderstood and unappreciated part of his ceuvre. The situation is now gradually improving as many scholars of literature, music, dance and theatre are turning their attention towards the genre. 1 The issues at stake have gradually moved from a recognition of the merit of… 
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