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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


Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Katherine Bergeron

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195337051
eISBN:
9780199864201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the modern musical art known as la mélodie française, and its emergence in France the last decades of the 19th century. It was a time when the state had begun pouring resources ... 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


Oxford, Theatre and Quarrels

Alain Viala

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Oxford University's French subfaculty occupies a unique position in the network of French Studies in the UK: the size of the department, the collegiate structure of the university, and certain of its ... More


Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition

Andrew Asibong

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319464
eISBN:
9781781380994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is the first critical study in English to focus exclusively on the work of Marie NDiaye, born in central France in 1967, winner of the Prix Femina (2001), the Prix Goncourt (2009), shortlisted ... More


‘Never Has One Seen Reality Enveloped in Such a Phantasmagoria’: Watching Spectacular Transformations, 1860–89

Kristian Moen

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Kristian Moen, explores the nineteenth-century French ‘transformation views’ of the féerie. Moen situates Georges Méliès’s work within this tradition of the féerie, thus ... More


Sacrilegious Translation: The Epic Flop of François Ponsard’s Ulysse (1852)

Cécile Dudouyt

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

François Ponsard’s Ulysse met with a merciless reception when it premiered at the Comédie-Française in 1852. At the time, this setback of an otherwise successful playwright was attributed to the very ... More


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