L'Impromptu de Suresne, Comedie-Balet [Libretto]

Mise au Theâtre par M. Dancourt, & representée par les Comediens du Roy, à Surêne pour la premiere fois, le 21 jour de Mai 1713.

[Paris]: [Pierre Ribou], [1713].

12mo. Full 18th century mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, dark red leather title label gilt, red speckled edges, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto blank, verso frontispiece), 1f. (recto half-title, verso cast list), 54 pp., 1f. (privilege). With approbation dated Paris, May 28 1713 to foot of final page of text and privilege dated Paris, 11 July 1710.

With fine engraved full-page frontispiece depicting a scene from the comédie-ballet and decorative head- and tailpieces throughout.

Binding slightly worn. Minor internal wear and browning.

L’impromptu de Suresne, a comédie-ballet in a prologue and 1 act to a libretto by Dancourt, was first performed in Suresnes on 21 May 1713. The choreography was by du Mirail.

Gillier collaborated with F.-C.Dancourt (Florent Carton Dancourt, 1661-1725) "on many productions, both for the Comédie-Française and for aristocratic entertainments. Apparently the plays of Regnard and Dancourt, with Gillier’s music, together with Molière’s dramas, provided the aging Louis XIV with what little entertainment he permitted himself." Mary Hunter in Grove Music Online.

Item #36340

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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