Pierre Frantz is the foremost specialist in French theater of the 18th century. He has published five books, including "L’Esthétique du tableau dans le théâtre du XVIIIe siècle" (Paris: PUF, collection “Perspectives littéraires”, 1998); "Le Siècle des théâtres, Salles et scènes en France, 1748-1807" (1999), in collaboration with Michèle Sajous d’Oria; and "Beaumarchais" (2004), in collaboration with Florence Balique. Professor Frantz also collaborated on the Pléiade edition of Diderot’s dramatic and aesthetic works, and he is currently preparing a complete edition of Voltaire’s theater.
A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. It has been made possible with funding from the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund and the French Department at Amherst College.