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(Biography) Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de (pjɛr karlɛ də ʃɑ̃blɛ̃ də). 1688–1763, French dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his comedies, such as Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard (1730) and La Vie de Marianne (1731–41)
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Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de, 1688–1763, French playwright and novelist.
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Come, thou that hast inspired thy Aristophanes, thy Lucian, thy Cervantes, thy Rabelais, thy Moliere, thy Shakespear, thy Swift, thy Marivaux, fill my pages with humour; till mankind learn the good-nature to laugh only at the follies of others, and the humility to grieve at their own.
"(Mayer) thought I would be the right person to tackle this wacky mix of the classical and contemporary since we had done the Triumph of Love' musical 20 years before," said Magruder, referring to his 1997 Broadway adaptation of Marivaux's 18th-century French comedy with composer Jeffrey Stock and lyricist Susan Birkenhead.
1722 - Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in ParisFrance
Written by British comedy legend Nigel Planer, The Game of Love & Chai sees the premise of an 18th-century French farce by Pierre de Marivaux transported to a contemporary British Asian setting, complete with a catchy, Bollywood-infused soundtrack.
Marivaux, Mozart and Da Ponte operas, and Les Liaisons dangereuses are very different in spirit from Werther, Wuthering Heights, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, or Schubert's Lieder settings of Wilhelm Muller's poems.
Sebastian Roche stars in two very different TV shows: Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle," in which he plays Reichsminister Martin Heusmann, and HBO's "The Young Pope" in which he dons the robes of Cardinal Michel Marivaux. He spoke to Variety about the HBO series, which debuted in Europe on Oct.
On y retrouve quelques similitudes esthetiques avec la comedie [beaucoup moins que] L'ile des esclaves [beaucoup plus grand que] de Marivaux, a travers ce melange des genres.
Mann repeated another piece of advice from Peter Hall to her staff--make each production an "event." To Mann, that meant "building a sense of anticipation and excitement around each piece, whether it's the actor, the writer or the point of view at this moment in time." Stephen Wadsworth's exquisite staging of Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux's comedies lent a contemporary edge to an 18th-century playwright most people had never heard of, and sparked a Marivaux craze.
Eurostar whizzes you to Brussels in two hours to stay in the four-star Marivaux Hotel (, a former cinema that's a comfortable stroll from the Grand Place, where it all happens.