Bluette

The Bluette, also Blüette, is a small, joke-spraying stage piece and, in the widest sense, a dramatic little thing or a small musical soundwork. But most of all, this is meant by the funny stage, which usually consists only of one act, partly of a satirical character, and is usually pointed to a point. The title is also used for a poem which is characterized by brevity and wit, and is also rarely applied to novellas.

The term goes back to the French verb bluetter, which can be translated with sparks, from which the noun bluette derived, which stands for a harmless love story, a fire-spark or a funny idea. Consequently, the translation of the word already points to the fundamental point: namely, a witty and brief idea which is portrayed artistically. In a transcendent sense, it is, therefore, a spiritual or a joke.

As an example Le moineau de Lesbie can be led by Armand Barthet (1820-1874), a one-act comedy in verses from the year 1849. Barthet, a French writer and poet, composed several dramatic one-acts in addition to lyric and prose. However, Le moineau de Lesbie, which he wrote for the famous Elisa Rachel, is considered his most famous work, which is characterized above all by pointed wit.

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