Concertos Comiques Preview

Finding ways to circumvent rules has always been a popular pastime. It has also often inspired creative genius. When Louis XIV put a stranglehold on entertainments such as opera and theater by enforcing rules designed to secure official monopolies, non-court composers and playwrights countered with Fair Theaters (Thé├ótre de la Foire), low-cost performances on the outskirts of Paris.

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