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Directors and the Business of Performing

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by theater directors in the establishment of resident acting and opera troupes in eighteenth-century France and its colonies. Before discussing the day-to-day ... More


The Extent and Limits of State Intervention

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by the state—defined as the royal government and representatives of the crown, including military commanders—in operating new public theaters in provincial ... More


The Production of Theater in the Colonies

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of public playhouses and professional acting troupes beyond the Hexagon, in the colonies of the French Caribbean. It considers how directors, patrons, and ... More


Epilogue: Culture, Commerce, and the State

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book has explored the state's role in theatrical production in eighteenth-century France. It has reframed the history of the French theater industry by taking into account the experiences of the ... More


Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Lauren R. Clay

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book traces the making of a vibrant French theater industry between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution. During this era more than eighty provincial and colonial cities celebrated ... More


Introduction: The Making of a French Theater Industry

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the business of theater in France and its colonies during the eighteenth century. It shows how French theaters emerged as the most prominent and prestigious new cultural ... More


The Work of Acting

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by actors in providing theatrical entertainment to burgeoning provincial audiences. More specifically, it considers how actors mediated between the ... More


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