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Marriage of Figaro, The (La Folle Journée, ou, Le Mariage de Figaro) Alternative title: Figaro's Marriage; The Follies of a Day; A Mad Day's Work Author: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Date of writing: 1778 Date/place of 1st performance: 1783, Gennevilliers (private perf.); 1784, Paris (public perf.) Date of 1st publication: 1785 Date of 1st translation to English: 1785 Genre: Com. in 5 acts; French prose Setting/time of action: The Castle of Aguas-Frescas, near Seville, Spain, mid-18th c. Cast: 13m, 5f, extras 

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