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Opera Book Club: Gender, Class, and Politics in The Marriage of Figaro

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm (Phoenix)

Book: The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro (Beaumarchais plays)

Join celebrated author, Linda Hirshman (Sisters in Law, Victory, Get to Work), as she leads an engaging talk about the clashes of gender, class, and politics that exist in the Beaumarchais play that inspired Mozart’s famous opera.

From Penguin Classics: “The Marriage of Figaro—condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege—depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais—a French courtier, secret agent, libertine, and adventurer—created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.”


Location: Changing Hands Bookstore - Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013)
Time: 7:00pm
Cost/Registration: Free, membership registration click here.