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Scarron

Paul . 1610--60, French comic dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his picaresque novel Le Roman comique (1651--57)
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[Aiij.sup.r]--[Aiiij.sup.r]: Dedication: 'A MONSEIGNEVR | PIERRE SCARRON | EVESQVEET PRINCE | DE GRENOBLE, &c.' Running heading:'EPISTRE'.
In his 1651 Roman comique that depicts the adventures of an itinerant theatrical troupe in the French provinces, Paul Scarron describes a conventional representation of older female characters in French comedy: 'Au temps qu'on etait reduit aux pieces de Hardy, il [La Rancune] jouait en fausset et, sous les masques, les roles de nourrice' [In the period when troupes were reduced to the plays of Hardy, he played in falsetto, wearing a mask, the roles of the nurse].
In "Apuleio e Scarron: legami intertestuali tra le Metamorfosi e il Roman comique", Vittorio Fortunati intende dimostrare l'influenza del romanzo apuleiano su Scarron.
(9.) Recall the printin The Riverside Shakespeare, 1st ed, from Scarron's Comical Romance of a Company of Stage Players (plate 14 between 494 and 495) that includes trunks in which traveling Renaissance players carried their costumes and props.
Twyla Meding ("Keys of Iron, Keys of Gold: Enclosure, Example and Alchemical Teachings in the Novella and L'Ecole des femmes," 83-118) se penche ensuite avec finesse sur les avatars du motif de la "Precaution inutile" tel que Scarron le reprend, en 1655, aux Novelas amorosas y ejemplares (1637) de Maria de Zayas, avant que Moliere ne le fragmente dans L'Ecole des femmes (1662) pour mieux souligner l'echec de la lecon exemplaire sur Arnolphe.
What this book provides, then, is not a systematic account of seventeenth-century readings and rewritings of the Aeneid (Scarron's Virgile travesti, for example, although listed in the bibliography, is never discussed), but rather a rich and stimulating mosaic of case studies illustrating various ways in which the omnipresent Virgilian model informs French classical literature and culture.
(21) The authors in this list also overlap with authors in the St Mary's group, for example, Le Sage and Scarron are listed in the 'French' category.
The latter include principally Francois Le Metel de Boisrobert, Jean Rotrou, and Paul Scarron, and more incidentally Pierre and Thomas Corneille, Antoine Le Metel, sieur d'Ouville, and Philippe Quinault.