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
Published by George Mason University Libraries
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).
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.
The engraving is a single item foldered by itself.
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Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687
Silvestre, Israel, 1621-1691
Chateau de Versailles (Versailles, France)
Israel Silvestre engraving of Moliere and Jean Baptiste Lully's "La Princesse d'Elide," C0450, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music on January 26, 2010.
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.