Two More by Kleist; Mozart and the Late Enlightenment


I.                 A Look Back at the Enlightenment

A.     The Age of Reason?

B.     The Unreasonable Past and the New Encyclopedia

C.     European and British Social Conditions, Reasonable and Unreasonable

D.     French Social and Economic Conditions

II.               Revolutionary Opera? Beaumarchais, Figaro, Mozart, and da Ponte

A.     Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais, 1732-1799, Inventor and Playwright

A.     Mozart Comes to Vienna

B.     Mozartís Plan

III.              Mozart Ends the Enlightenment with Opera Buffa

A.     The Moment Before the Revolution

B.     The Enlightened Despot?

C.     Opera buffa and Political Order