Any relation to Jonathan Swift
's A Tale of a Tub is indirect and inexplicit. The tub in this case is the working tool of Jeannette, stocking-mender, launderer, and cousin of du Barry
Performance of text
Christopher St John
's play Du Barri (whose protagonist was well known as a mistress to Louis XV
) was first performed at the Savoy Theatre
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
The eponymous heroine of The Activities (officially named Lavinia but always called Lavie) is an American railroad heiress, whose father arranges for her to be introduced into English high society by Lady Loamington, who badly...
continued her mining of the pre-revolutionary French period in her next play, A Tale of a Tub, in which a central figure is the royal mistress Madame Du Barry
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, pp. 1-34.
During the later phase of her career, DR
translated about five monographs from German and French into English; these texts were published between 1932 and 1934. They include The Dubarry [sic], a biography of...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
concentrates on her Revolution experiences; the rest of her life-story remains untold. Her work bears the marks of its birth as oral history. She presents the French Revolution in black and white moral terms...
30 May 1771: A letter to the Gazetteer attributed all...
30 May 1771
A letter to the Gazetteer attributed all the faults of French absolutist government to the influence of madame Du Barry
(1746-93, mistress to the former monarch Louis XV) and to Marie Antoinette