A theme of my novel The Shadow Queen is 17th century theatre in France.
Resources on baroque theatre
For resources on baroque theatre, here are some wonderful links to on-line sites. Scroll down for a short list of the books I consulted.
- Calendar of spectacles under the Ancien Régime (1601 and on)
- Cesar (database on French theatre between 1600 and 1800)
- Entertainments and Feasts in France from Renaissance to XVIIIth century
- French Parnassus; 17th & 18th-century history, arts & music
- Le magazine de l’opéra baroque
- Le Théâtre de la foire à Paris
- Playhouses of 17th-Century Paris
- The Development of Scenic Specticle (a site devoted to the study of Renaissance and Baroque theatrical spectacle)
- The performance and staging of courtly theatre
Books on theatre
- Banham, Martin, editor. The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Cambridge Univ. Press; NY; 1992.
- Gaines, James F., editor. The Molière Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press; Connecticut; 2002.
- Hewitt, Barnard, editor. The Renaissance Stage; documents of Serlio, Sabbattini and Furttenbach. Univ. of Miami Press; Florida; 1958.
- Howarth, William D., editor (with John Golder). French Theatre in the Neo-Classical Era 1550-1789. Cambridge Univ. Press; Cambridge; 1997.
- Lough, John. Paris Theatre Audiences in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Oxford Univ. Press; London; 1972.
- Mittman, Barbara G. Spectators on the Paris Stage in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. UMI Research Press; Ann Arbor; 1984.
- Powell, John S. Music and Theatre in France, 1600-1680. Publisher; Place; date.
- Ravel, Jeffrey S. The Contested Parterre; Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1690-1791. Cornell University Press; Ithaca & London; 1999.
- Scott, Virginia. Molière; A Theatrical Life. Cambridge University Press; UK; 2000.
- —. Women on the Stage in Early Modern France.
- Wiley, W.L. The Early Public Theatre in France. Harvard Univ. Press; Cambridge, U.S.; 1960.