Le Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France was a drama prepared by Marc Lescarbot and performed in November 1606. It was written in the tradition of a réception, composed to celebrate the return of an important personage, in this case of Poutrincourt to Port-Royal. The play depicts the god Neptune bidding the travellers welcome; he is surrounded by a court of Tritons and Indians who recite the praises of the colonial leaders and sing in chorus the glory of the king. As befits the first play written in French in North America, it contains a serious attempt to depict a New World setting with "Indian" roles and a smattering of native words. Lescarbot published it as part of his collection of poems, Les muses de la Nouvelle-France (1609).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/theatre-de-neptune-en-la-nouvelle-france. Accessed 05 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J. (2015). Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/theatre-de-neptune-en-la-nouvelle-france
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France," by James H. Marsh, Accessed December 05, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/theatre-de-neptune-en-la-nouvelle-france
Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France
Article by James H. Marsh
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited March 4, 2015