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Fronton Du Duc's Histoire Tragique De La Pucelle (1580)

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Analyzes the form and meaning of Fronton du Duc's drama Histoire Tragique de la Pucelle, which was conceived as an entertainment in the vernacular for the visit of Henry III and Queen Louise to the Jesuit University of Pont-à-Mousson, where Fronton du Duc (1559–1624) was a professor in 1580. The play was in fact performed before Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, on 7 September 1580. The dramatic form of the piece is mixed, offering a Horatian five-act division that is
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Keywords: Charles III; Duke of Lorraine; Drama; Du Duc; Fronton (Histoire Tragique de la Pucelle); France; Joan of Arc; Tragedy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1995-12-01

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