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The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution

Cecilia Feilla
Format
Book
Published
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2013.
Language
English
Series
Performance in the long eighteenth century : studies in theatre, music, dance
Performance in the long eighteenth century
ISBN
9781409411635 (hardcover : alk. paper), 140941163X (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781409411642 (ebook), 1409411648 (ebook), 9781472404312 (ePUB), 1472404319 (ePUB)
Contents
  • The bestsellers of the French Revolution, or, Why sentimentality dominated the revolutionary stage: four case studies (la mère coupable, Le déserteur, Fénelon, and Les deux petits savoyards)
  • Revolutionary tableaux: Diderot, David, and the sentimental frame of politics
  • Sentimental vows and the affective bonds of social contract: national and private theatricals in Collot d'Herbois's La famille patriote
  • Virtue's proofs: Paméla on stage and on trial during the terror
  • Virtuous citizen, suffering father: Voltaire's Brutus and the sentimentalization of political tragedy
  • Acting revolution: Talma and the sentimental body.
Description
xiii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-249) and index.
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