French Theatre in the Neo-classical Era, 1550-1789

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William Driver Howarth
Cambridge University Press, Jun 5, 1997 - Drama - 718 pages
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Fifth in the series Theatre in Europe: a Documentary History, this volume covers the period which saw the establishment in France of a centralised official theatre SH not only the Comédie-Française, but an Italian theatre and a state Opera; the often subversive independent theatres are also discussed. Nearly 1000 documents are, for the most part, newly translated and many are published for the first time. Over 120 pictorial documents provide a visual dimension where relevant. A copious bibliography helps to make this an important reference work and a valuable research tool.
  

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Contents

Documents of control ii
11
Humanist drama
23
Theatre in Paris
43
Theatre in the provinces
60
Theatre at court
81
Documents of control
103
Playhouses and companies
125
Actors and acting
164
The morality debate
391
17151789
401
Documents of control
403
Company administration
425
Theatre architecture
461
Stage presentation
499
Actors and acting
542
Audiences critics and the eighteenthcentury repertoire
579

Authors and their critics
253
Documents of control
285
Company documents
312
Playhouses
334
The play in rehearsal and performance
348
Audiences
368
Provincial and amateur theatre
383
Censorship and the morality debate
621
Independent provincial and private theatres
641
the end of the ancien regime
675
Sourcereferences for documents
685
Additional bibliographical information
696
Index
709
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