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Brooke Bloom, Hannah Cabell and Polly Lee in the American Repertory Theater production of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi.
Photo: Joan Marcus (via American Repertory Theater)
La Laitière de Trianon by Joseph Weckerlin
Operetta synopsis (via Opera Rara):
The Comtesse de Lucienne and the Marquis de Brunoy, two cousins, have been betrothed by their families, though they themselves have never met. The Marquis, who is a colonel in Louis XVI’s army, is summoned back to Versailles, but upon arrival mistakes the Petit Trianon, where Queen Marie-Antoinette has just established her model dairy, for the Grand Trianon, the military headquarters. He meets a most charming milkmaid, and, little dreaming that she is the Comtesse to whom he is engaged, takes her for a real milkmaid. He tries to flirt with her, but soon decides that, if ever he is to win her, he must descend to her level. He consequently retires – and returns dressed as a gardener. The Comtesse, who has already discovered his identity, is amused to see him thus disguised, and, determined to keep the upper hand in their battle of wits, she too withdraws – reassumes her true rank and soon returns in her court dress. Their roles are thus neatly reversed. The Comtesse manipulates the situation to her own – and ultimately to their mutual – advantage, so that when all the misunderstandings are eventually resolved, they are both so strongly attracted to each other that they are only too happy to face life together as husband and wife.
Clementine Stepanoff as Marie Antoinette in Enfants du Temple by Dominique Sabourdin
source: Clementine Stepanoff
A cabaret/pantomime performance featuring Marie Antoinette
The stage of Marie Antoinette’s theater at the Petit Trianon
image: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Marc Manaï
The Princesse de Lamballe (Polly Lee) and Marie Antoinette (Brooke Bloom) in the American Repertory Theater production of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi.
Photo: Joan Marcus