Theatre and State in France, 1760-1905 by Frederic William John Hemmings | 9780521034722 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Theatre and State in France, 1760-1905

Theatre and State in France, 1760-1905

by Frederic William John Hemmings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521034728

ISBN-13: 9780521034722

Pub. Date: 10/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Relations between theater and state were seldom more fraught in France than in the latter part of the eighteenth and during the nineteenth centuries. In his illuminating study, F.W.J. Hemmings traces the vicissitudes of this perennial conflict, which began with the rise of the small independent boulevard theaters in the 1760s and eventually ended in 1905 with the

Overview

Relations between theater and state were seldom more fraught in France than in the latter part of the eighteenth and during the nineteenth centuries. In his illuminating study, F.W.J. Hemmings traces the vicissitudes of this perennial conflict, which began with the rise of the small independent boulevard theaters in the 1760s and eventually ended in 1905 with the abandonment of censorship by the state. There are separate chapters on the provincial theater, while the French Revolution is given particularly detailed attention. This work, complementing his earlier book The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-Century France (CUP 1993), will be of interest to students of theater history, French studies, and European culture in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034722
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction; 1. The royal theatres of the ancien régime; 2. The rise of the commercial theatre; 3. Dramatic censorship down to its abolition; 4. The liberation of the theatres; 5. The royal theatres under the Revolution; 6. The theatre in the service of the Republic; 7. Re-establishment of the state theatres; 8. Curbs on the commercial sector; 9. Politics and the pit; 10. The theatre in the provinces; 11. The licensing sytem, 1814–1864; 12. The state-supported theatres in the nineteenth century; 13. The theatre in crisis: competition from the café-concert; 14. Dramatic censorship in the nineteenth century; 15. The private sector; Notes; Bibliography; Guide to further reading; Index.

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