Author Riccoboni, Luigi
Title Réflexions Historiques et Critiques sur les Differens Théâtres de l'Europe. Avec les Pensées sur la Déclamation
Publishing Location Paris
Year 1738
Publisher I
Edition Jacques Guérin
Number of Pages in-8, 307
Publishing Country FRA
Publishing Language FRE
Notes

The work is the first comparative history of European theater, in which acute observations are made both on the characteristics of the various national theater traditions and on the material factors that characterize and condition the theater in the various countries. In the appendix there are the Pensées sur la déclamation (see).

LATER EDITIONS:
- Amsterdam, Aux Depense de la Compagnie, 1740.
Online text: GOOGLE BOOKS - INTERNET ARCHIVE - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO: pp. 1-139 - pp. 140-273 

RECENT EDITIONS:
Reprint of the edition of 1740: Bologna, Forni, 1969. (Anastatic reprint)

TRANSLATIONS:
English: An Historical and Critical Account of the Theatres in Europe: Viz. The Italian, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, Flemish, and German Theatres. In which is contain'd A Review of the Manner, Persons and Character of the Actors; intermix'd with many Curious Dissertations upon the Drama. Together with Two Celebrated Essays: Viz. An Essay on Action, or, The Art of Speaking in Public: And, A Comparison of the Ancient and Modern Drama. By the famous Lewis Riccoboni of the Italian Theatre at Paris. The Whole illustrated with Notes by the Author and Translator, London, Printed for T. Waller and R. Dodley, 1741 (see).

Also dated 1741 is: Reflections upon Declamation; or, The Art of Speaking in Publick: with an Historical and Critical Account of the Theatres in Europe. Viz. The Italian, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, Flemish, and German Theatres. In which is contained a Review of the Manner, Persons, and Character, of the Actors. Intermix'd, with many Curious Dissertations upon the Drama. By the famous Lewis Ricoboni, of the Italian Theatre at Paris, London, Printed for T. Cooper, 1741 (see).


 

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