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Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV$
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Hugh Gaston Hall

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.001.0001

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The ‘Célèbre Marets’ of Court Ballet

The ‘Célèbre Marets’ of Court Ballet

(p.58) 3 The ‘Célèbre Marets’ of Court Ballet
Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Hugh Gaston Hall

Oxford University Press

The first contemporary reference to the future Sieur de Saint-Sorlin occurs in a letter by the Court poet François de Malherbe. This was not a bad beginning at Court for a teenaged bourgeois. Marie de Médicis, Queen Regent of France since the assassination of Henri IV in 1610, was so fond of ballets, according to François de Bassompierre, that even during mourning she required them every Sunday. In the Ballet du Triomphe de Minerve or Ballet de Madame, danced in March 1615 in anticipation of the marriages of Louis XIII to Anne of Austria and of his sister to the Spanish Crown prince, participation of the Sieur Marais is noted. This important occasion was organised by the poet Étienne Durand, the versatile librettist René Bordier, the once-famous machinist Tomaso Francini, and three Court musicians: Pierre Guédron, Le Bailly, and Guédron's son-in-law Antoine Boësset.

Keywords:   Sieur de Saint-Sorlin, François de Malherbe, Court, ballets, Étienne Durand, René Bordier, Tomaso Francini, Pierre Guédron, musicians, Antoine Boësset

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