The Oxnard Public Library will host a program about a tumultuous period in France’s history, which will help provide some context for the hit musical, Les Miserables. Deborah McIntosh will talk about the historical events that preceded it and the decades of oppression, warfare, poverty, and famine suffered by the poor. The program will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at the Main Downtown Library, Meeting Room B, 251 South A Street, at 1 PM.
Relive the turbulent days before the storming of the Bastille, the dissolution of the French Bourbon monarchy, the Reign of Terror, and the aftermath that placed Napoleon Bonaparte in power. This will provide a historical background of the social unrest, victories, and disillusionments, which left the lower classes still without a voice during the era portrayed in the musical.
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