Heroines in French Drama of the Romantic Period, 1829-1848

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King's Crown Press, 1950 - French drama - 246 pages
A study of the lead female roles in French drama from 1829-1848. It addresses conventional traits of these 'heroines,' their relation to the audience, the idealization of their roles, the use of historical figures and characters in new plays, and the ways in which they revealed the need for social reform.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CONVENTIONAL TRAITS OF THE ROMANTIC HEROINE
7
HEROINES
109
THE NEED FOR SoCIAL REFORM As ILLUSTRATED
129
CRITICISMS OF HEROINES BY CONTEMPORARIES
148
CONCLUSION
166
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PLAYS STUDIED
174
NOTES
196
SOURCES CITED
233
INDEX
241
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