Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siécle Paris: Staging Modernity (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series)
  • Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siécle Paris: Staging Modernity (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series)
  • Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siécle Paris: Staging Modernity (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series)

Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siécle Paris: Staging Modernity (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series)

by Sally Debra Charnow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403970416

ISBN-13: 9781403970411

Pub. Date: 12/10/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Since the Enlightenment, French theatre has occupied a prominent place within French thought, society and culture, but as a subject of study it has remained a purview of theatre historians, literary scholars and aestheticians. They focus on the emergence of the modern theatre as change generated from within bourgeois literary drama but ignore theatre as a complex…  See more details below

Overview

Since the Enlightenment, French theatre has occupied a prominent place within French thought, society and culture, but as a subject of study it has remained a purview of theatre historians, literary scholars and aestheticians. They focus on the emergence of the modern theatre as change generated from within bourgeois literary drama but ignore theatre as a complex social practice. Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siècle Paris investigates the dynamic relationships among the avant-garde, official culture and the commercial sphere, arguing against the neat divide of 'high' and 'low' culture by showing how cultural forms of varying social origins influenced each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970411
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/10/2005
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF THE NEW THEATRE French Society, Commercial Culture, and the Emergence of Modern Theatre: André Antoine and the Théâtre Libre The Politics of Censorship PART II: AESTHETICS OF AVANT-GARDE THEATRE Modernist Expressions Foreign Playwrights, Avant-Garde Theatres, and French Critics PART III: MODERN THEATRE AND THE 'POPULAR' The Popular Theatre Movement Le Théâtre du Peuple: Modern Theatre, Regionalism, and the Search for the Authentic in Fin-de-Siècle France Conclusion

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