Beaumarchais's petition, Paris (1791)

Source: Bibliothèque Universitaire de Poitiers (SCD) : Oeuvres complètes de Beaumarchais, tome sixième, Paris, Furne, 1826.

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Petition to the National Assembly by Caron de Beaumarchais, Against the usurpation of the property of authors by the theatre-directors, read by the author to the Committee on Public Instruction on 23 December 1791 and published immediately afterwards.

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Pétition à l'Assemblée nationale par Caron de Beaumarchais, Contre l'usurpation des propriétés des auteurs par les directeurs de spectacles, lue par l'auteur au comité d'instruction publique, le 23 décembre 1791, et imprimée immédiatement après.


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Author: Caron de Beaumarchais

Publisher: Furne, Libraire-éditeur

Year: 1791

Location: Paris

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque Universitaire de Poitiers (SCD) : Oeuvres complètes de Beaumarchais, tome sixième, Paris, Furne, 1826.

Persons referred to:

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de
Du Buisson, Paul-Ulrich
Escobar y Mendoza, Antonio
La Harpe, Jean François de
Phélypeaux, Louis, Duc de La Vrillière
Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de

Places referred to:
Kehl (Baden-Württemberg)

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Châtelet (Provostship of Paris)
Committee of Public Instruction (First Republic)
National Assembly (1789-1791)

French law of 13 January 1791, concerning the works of living playwrights

authors' remuneration
authorship, romantic concept of
dramatic works, protected subject matter
interest groups
labour theory
property analogies
property theory, authors' property
public performance

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