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La petite musique de
Marie-Antoinette -
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'... supreme vocal skill ...'

La petite musique de Marie-Antoinette. © 2006 Vox lucida

The future queen of France left Vienna in tears at the age of fifteen. When thirty-seven, and already 'the widow Capet', she faced trial and guillotine with restraint and dignity. Between times she had not always been wise. But music she loved, and especially the little theatre where she had delighted to perform in plays and song; indeed when facing her accusers, she was seen to move her fingers occasionally as if at a comforting harpsichord. So it is nothing but delight to watch Carole Le Page impersonating the disembodied queen as she passes for a moment behind the scenes, escapes the music to wander beneath the moon, or glides gracefully between stone walls and towards the greater palace as the film draws to a close.

Carole Le Page as Marie Antoinette. © 2006 Vox lucida
Carole Le Page as Marie Antoinette. © 2006 Vox lucida


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