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Ariosto’s ’Orlando Furioso’ : Performance at the Valois and Bourbon courts.

Virginia Scott

Scott, Virginia, "Ariosto’s ’Orlando Furioso’ : Performance at the Valois and Bourbon courts." dans The Court Historian, vol. 8, 2, dec. 2003.

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In May 1664 the young king of France, Louis XIV, organized a festival at Versailles known as Les plaisirs de l’Île enchantée. The theme chosen to unify this three-day mélange of processions, tournaments, banquets, plays, ballets and fireworks was the story of Roger and Alcine, the former a knight-errant, the latter a sorceress holding Roger and his fellow knights captive on her magic island. This conceit comes from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, one of several Renaissance romances that fed the neofeudal
revival in France in the sixteenth century and remained a popular source of
paintings, plays, and operas well into the eighteenth...

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