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Magazine "Château de Versailles" n°25

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Magazine "Château de Versailles" n°25

Marie-Antoinette’s talent and unbridled liking for theatre and music made her a loyal patron of the arts and she also took part in multiple performances herself during her reign. She had lessons on the harp and gave concerts for certain members of her entourage and, as a fervent lover of theatre since childhood, acted in several plays, including The Barber of Seville by Beaumarchais.

But her lack of restraint in her programming and the very select audiences she invited to admire her performances sparked jealousy and played a role in distancing her from the Court and the people.

Leading story of issue no.25 of the magazine Château de Versailles: Marie-Antoinette and her passion for the theatre, by David Chanteranne

The contents of issue no.25 of Château de Versailles:
- A queen who loved music
- Thierry Ortmans “Passing on values”
- In the footsteps of Girardon, a sculptor of genius
- The secret of the Iron Mask
- Royal Ironworkers, the great skill of ironwork 
- The Couperin family at Versailles
- A painting by Pierre-Denis Martin restored
- The Council Chamber, at the heart of royal power
- Sea views during the reign of Louis XV, a Sedan chair 
- A sculpture restorer 
- The Battle of Assietta 19 July 1747


Co-publishers : château de Versailles et Editions Soteca
Periodicity : quarterly
Language : French
Dimensions: 23 x 29,7 cm, 84 p
(April-May-June 2017)

9,90 €

8,25 € HT