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Ballet danced in Paris by Louis XIV. (Paris: 1664)
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Les amours déguisez, ballet du roy. Dansé par sa majesté, au mois de feurier 1664. (Paris, 1664)
  Page 001  
  Title_page
  Page 003  
  Section "Les amours deguisez, ballet. Argument."
  Page 005  
  Dramatis_personnae With the names of dancers.
  Page 006  
  Section "Dialogue Pallas, Venus, Mercure."
  Page 016  
  Scene "Premiere entree." Eight Amours disguised as Forgerons come out of Vulcan's grotto.
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  Scene "II. entree". Marc Anthony in search of Cleopatra. The governor of Egypt dances an interlude.
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  Scene "III. entree." The amours disguised as oarsmen dance to celebrate their victory.
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  Scene "IV. entree." Venus makes appear to Mercury the gardens of Ceres, where the amours have taken on the guise of Proserpine's companions to free her from Pluto.
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  Scene "V. entree." Other amours, in the same garden, disguised as gardeners present Proserpine with bouquets.
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  Scene "VI. entree." Pluto emerges from hell to carry off Proserpine, accompanied by six amours dressed in his livery.
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  Scene "VII. entree." The amours disguised as shepherds try to tempt Regnaut away from battle by singing of his love for Armide.
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  Scene "VIII. entree." Another band of amours, disguised as Flora's nymphs, attempt the same thing but with as little success.
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  Scene "IX. entree." A troupe of amours flee the ruins of Armide's castle, some disguised as birds, other as statues and others as nymphs.
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  Scene "X. entree." The savages of Colchide dance to celebrate the beauty of a machine coming down their river.
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  Scene "XI. entree." The shell-shaped machine carries Isiphile, the beloved of Jason. She is accompanied by amours desguised as sea gods and sea nymphs.
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  Scene "XII. entree." Venus shows Mercury the city of Troy to demonstrate that it was destroyed not by Greeks but by Menelaus' passion.
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  Scene "XIII. entree."
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  Scene "XIV. et derniere entree." The amours disguised as Greeks celebrate the defeat of Troy.
Festival details

Festival:
Ballet danced in Paris by Louis XIV.

Date:
1664

City:
Paris

Participants:
Louis XIV (1638-1715) ('le Grand'), King of France
Maria Teresa (1631-1683), Infanta of Spain, m. Louis XIV, King of France

Dynasty:
Bourbon
Book details

Title:
Les amours déguisez, ballet du roy. Dansé par sa majesté, au mois de feurier 1664.

Names:
Félibien, André (Author)
Ballard, Robert (Printer)

Published:
Paris, 1664

Shelfmark:
839.e.2.(7)

Format:
48 pp. 4º

References:
Watanabe No. 1914

Notes:
Bound with seven other works.
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