The Marriage of Figaro (play)
|The Marriage of Figaro|
Title page of the first edition, 1785
|Written by||Pierre Beaumarchais|
|Date of premiere||27 April 1784|
|Place of premiere||Théâtre Français
|Setting||Count Almaviva's palace in Seville, Spain near the end of the 18th century|
The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro is a play by Pierre Beaumarchais. It is a comedy. It was written in 1778, and first published in 1785. Figaro was first performed at the Théâtre Français in Paris on 27 April 1784. It was a great success. The Marriage of Figaro is a sequel to the play, The Barber of Seville, and a prequel to The Guilty Mother.