Musset: Five Plays: `Moods of Marianne`, `Fantasio`, `Lorenzaccio`, `Don`t Play with Love`, `Caprice`

Alfred De Musset, Volume editor Claude Schumacher

A collection of this major 19th century French playwright The Moods of Marianne dramatises Coelios courtship of Marianne through his go-between friend Octave Fantasio is set in a fictional Munich and concerns the marriage of a young princess to Leopold of Belgium as a sacrifice for international peace following the Napoleonic Wars Lorenzaccio is a vast fresco of fifteenth-century Florence, mixing freely a depiction of public life, court intrigue, intimate scenes and moments of deep personal introspection Dont Play with Love concerns an arranged marriage gone awry and Caprice is about the marriage of Mathilde to Monsieur du Chavigny and is already about to cheat on her.