Staging Subversions: The Performance-within-a-Play in French Classical Theater

Staging Subversions: The Performance-within-a-Play in French Classical Theater

by Kimberly Cashman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820470603
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Series: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Series , #134
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Kimberly Cashman received her Ph.D. in French from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and then worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Le Tartuffe IV, 5: A Paradigmatic Performance-within-a-Play5
IV,4: The Preparatory Scene6
IV,5: The Performance10
Performance-within-a-play, Play-within-a-Play, and Role-Play16
Chapter 3The Performance-within-a-play and the Social Order25
Le Tartuffe26
Le Malade imaginaire37
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme49
Chapter 4The Performance-within-a-Play and Gender Issues61
L'Ecole des femmes62
George Dandin84
Chapter 5Performance and the Politics of Absolutism93
Le Cid94
Horace107
Britannicus120
Chapter 6Conclusion133
Notes137
Works Cited and Consulted145

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