Guide to the Israel Silvestre engraving of Moliere and Jean Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide," circa 1673

Israel Silvestre engraving of Moliere and Jean Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide" C0450


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Silvestre, Israel, 1621-1691
Title Israel Silvestre engraving of Moliere and Jean Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide"
Date circa 1673
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear ft.
Abstract Engraving by Israel Silvestre of Moliere and Jean-Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide" performed at Verseilles for the court of King Louis XIV.
Collection Number C0450
Language French

Historical note

French playwright Moliere and composer Jean-Baptiste Lully's comic ballet "La Princesse d'Elide," a theatrical performance that included spoken word, dance, and song, was first performed at the Palace of Versailles for the court of King Louis XIV of France in May 1664 (Victoria and Albert Museum, "The Origins of Ballet," Coe, "Ballet en comedie" or "comedie en ballet?," 111-112).

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of an engraving by Israel Silvestre illustrating the performance of "La Princesse d'Elide" at the Palace of Versailles in May 1664, icluding a view of the stage and of some members of the audience.

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Arrangement

The engraving is a single item foldered by itself.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687
Moliere, 1622-1673
Silvestre, Israel, 1621-1691

Subjects:

Ballet

Geographical Names:

Chateau de Versailles (Versailles, France)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Israel Silvestre engraving of Moliere and Jean Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide," C0450, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music on January 26, 2010.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in November 2019. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in November 2019. This item was formerly part of the Performing Arts Manuscript Materials collection, C0215.

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Bibliography

Coe, Ada. ' 'Ballet en comedie' or 'comedie en ballet'? La Princesse d'Elide and Les Amants magnifiques.' Cahiers II, 1 (1988): 109-121.

Victoria and Albert Museum, 'The Origins of Ballet,'(accessed November 5, 2019)

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