Saturday, 11 September 2010

Le théâtre de la Reine


The queen's tiny theatre at Petit Trianon castle. Built by Richard Mique in 1778-1780, its ceiling was painted by Lagrenée. Marie-Antoinette herself took part in the acting of plays here by playwrights like Beaumarchais. I have added a poll under the header, I'd appreciate your opinion!
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Le tout petit théâtre de la reine au Petit Trianon. Construit par Richard Mique en 1778-1780, son plafond est l'oeuvre de Lagrenée. Marie-Antoinette y joua et chanta plusieurs fois, elle fut notamment Rosine dans le barbier de Séville de Beaumarchais. J'ai ajouté un sondage sous le titre du blog, j'apprécierais votre avis !

14 comments:

wayne-2zars-com said...

Tiny, but oh so elegant! I am in awe of the details.

Rob and Mandy said...

Opulent! A en perdre la tete!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fabulous. Saw this years ago and your shots brought back memories.

Darryl and Ruth : )

VP said...

A true little gem. Life before home video was quite complicated...

Francisca said...

She must have had fun here... such an elegant little theater. (I did your poll when you first put it up.)

T. Becque said...

Such embellishment - it's richly devine.

Small City Scenes said...

That queen---she was a strange lady. MB

Kaori said...

Holy cow! You wouldn't need actors here, the theatre is a whole story of its own! Gorgeous :D

Sharon Van Lieu said...

What a gorgeous theater. I would really enjoy photographing this. Well done, Ciel.

Sharon

Leif Hagen said...

It's magnificent - like an ornate jewelry box filled with gold and gems!

Petrea said...

So enchanting.

J Bar said...

To say it's beautiful is not enough.

Toemailer said...

Gorgeous

JM said...

Glad I found this post! Awesome petit théâtre! They surely knew how to do things back then.