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Day 23

Florent Mothe & Mikelangelo Loconte - Vivre En Crever (Acoustic)

It’s really hard to be done with this musical. I could pretty much reblog each and every song from it - the music is that gorgeous.

if we must die
we may as well live life to the fullest
hold on to everything
in order to sacrifice it all
if we must die
on our graves, i want to carve
that our laughter outwitted
death and time


I love watching French musicals because the audience get SO EXCITED for certain songs, and even though it’s a staged performance, they seem to have so much fun, like they are at a concert.

Don’t forget the END OF SHOW MOSH PIT

Absolutism is a form of government in which the monarch has the full power. There is no separation of powers and the king or the ruler can act randomly, he mustn’t justify himself.

An absolute monarch lives often luxuriously and pompously. The most famous absolute monarch is King Louis XIV. of France, often called the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil). He owned the throne 72 years and 110 days, which is the longest reign of any major country in European history. He started reigning at the age of 22, but had inherited the throne at the age of 4.

The last monarch in the French Absolutism was Louis XVI. August of France. He was also the last king of the Ancien Régime. His wife was the Austrian princess Marie Antoinette, daughter of Maria Theresa, ruler of Austria. They both, King Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette, were executed in the year 1793 during the French Revolution.

The Absolutism was the major reason for the French Revolution to happen, because the Third Estate of France hadn’t had any rights in the Ancien Régime.


Monsieur | Louis XIV

" [ … ] From the earliest days of the new reign it was evident that the two brothers were strikingly dissimilar in personality. The King was of a taciturn disposition, good at heart, if we are to believe the evidence of La Porte, but able to keep his desires and passions under an almost unnatural restraint. Madame de Motteville noticed with astonishment that in his play he seldom laughed or revealed his pleasure. From the first he assumed the role of a great monarch, and although he had an affection for his brother (exactly how deep it is impossible to say) he never allowed him to take any liberties with the royal dignity.

Droll anecdotes are related by contemporary writers of the petty quarrels of the children. La Porte mentions an extraordinary scene which happened during the Fronde. “From Montereau,” he says, “we came to Corbeil, where the King wished Monsieur to sleep in the same room, which was however so tiny that there was only space for a single person to move about. In the morning, when they awoke, the King without thinking, spat on the bed of Monsieur. He at once spat on the King, who, a trifle angered, spat back in his face.”

Monsieur jumped on the King’s bed and retaliated by an action for which his youth was no apology. The King’s manners were not better, for in his turn he imitated his brother’s unmentionable action. In a minute the boys were in full battle. “During the fight,” says La Porte, “I did what I could to stop the King, but as they would not leave off I called Monsieur de Villeroy (the governor of the household) who ended it. Monsieur was more angry than the King, but the King was more difficult to appease than Monsieur.

(Hugh Stokes - A Prince of Pleasure)