What is it about the doomed denizens of 18th century Versailles that still captures our imagination? As I write this, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., is preparing a "barbed and brassy" new play about marie antoinette
, while this summer saw favorable reviews given to the French film Farewell My Queen
. And let's not forget Sophia Coppola's unconventional reworking of the queen's tragic story in marie antoinette
, in ...