Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Modern Languages and Literatures


Giulia Pacini

Committee Members

Margaret McColley

Ronald Schechter


While the accomplishments of many seventeenth-century artists (such as the playwright and actor Molière, the composer Lully, and the landscape architect André Le Nôtre) have been recognized, the choreographer Pierre Beauchamps has received little attention. However, this thesis argues that no study of seventeenth-century French court culture is complete without an understanding of Beauchamps, not only because of his role in fashioning the identity of the Sun King, but also because his biography demonstrates that self-fashioning was not limited to aristocratic and royal circles.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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