Heroines in French Drama of the Romantic Period, 1829-1848
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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Conventional Traits of the Romantic Heroine
The Romantic Heroine and Her Eighteenth
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