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La musique française at the Crossroads

Katharine Ellis

in Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Three interrelated case studies demonstrate how revivalists sought to convince a war-torn society of the importance of their stage-music heritage: a periodical (La chronique musicale, 1873-6); a ... More


The Ordinary: An Introduction to Stanley Cavell

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The ordinary is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the work of Cavell and Wittgenstein. This chapter provides an introduction to the ordinary in order to correct common misconceptions of the ... More


The Stroke of Passion: Pascal and the Poets

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is commonly said that elusive forces draw individual human beings into passionate relations with one another. This chapter identifies three tendencies towards the je-ne-sais-quoi in the realm of ... More


Literary Explorations

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Interest in problems of self-knowledge and self-deception is not confined to philosophers and theologians. It is exploited by dramatists for comic effect (Corneille and Molière). But confusion as to ... More


Anger and Authorship in Rousseau

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes Rousseau's evolving relationship with his public by examining the distinctions he draws between good and bad anger, between righteous indignation and self-centered resentment. ... More


‘The freedoms of the present’: Comedy, 1668–1676  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Until the mid-1670s, tragedy was the more radical genre than comedy. If comic dramatists in the years immediately following 1668 were slow to imitate George Etherege and John Dryden, they were not ... More


Drama

Michael Hawcroft

in Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159841
eISBN:
9780191673726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159841.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses rhetoric in two plays from the 17th century: Molière's Tartuffe and Rancine's Britannicus. The chapter also looks at a play of a seemingly different kind, which was written ... More


The Story of Sapho

Madeleine de Scudery

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143989
eISBN:
9780226144009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144009.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume ... More


Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière: A Novel

in Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144191
eISBN:
9780226144214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Madame de Villedieu's novel on the memoirs of the life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière. The wife of the financier, Madame de Molière, was an attractive woman and had a good deal ... More


The Early Years at the National Theatre: Harrison’s Molière and Racine

Hallie Marshall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

While Tony Harrison’s career as a poet was perhaps inevitable by the early 1970s with the publication of his award winning volume The Loiners (1970), this chapter argues that it was not a given that ... More


Politics and Theater: The Crisis of Legitimacy in Restoration France, 1815-1830

Sheryl Kroen

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222144
eISBN:
9780520924383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222144.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Molière's anticlerical comedy Tartuffe is the unique prism through which this book views postrevolutionary France in the years of the Restoration. Following the lead of the French men and women who ... More


Tartufferie

Sheryl Kroen

in Politics and Theater: The Crisis of Legitimacy in Restoration France, 1815-1830

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222144
eISBN:
9780520924383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222144.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is a culmination of the previous chapter on anticlericalism. It explains that many of the practices which occupy attention in the general discussion of popular anticlericalism ... More


Cartesian Acting; or, Interiors

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter concerns acting after Descartes. It considers the Cartesian notion of interiority, whose ramifications are glimpsed in rehearsal burlesques of the period, such as The Female Wits, George ... More


Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Jeffrey Hart

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Although the essential books of Western civilization are no longer central in our courses or in our thoughts, they retain their ability to energize us intellectually, states this book. It presents a ... More


Distinguished Visitors: Literary Genre and Diplomatic Space in Shakespeare, Calderón, and Proust

Timothy Hampton

in Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 2 begins with the Turkish ambassador’s visit to the ambitious but foolish bourgeois Monsieur Jourdain in Molière’s 1670 play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, triggering both its denouement and a ... More


Seen on Stage: Public Performances in London and the Court

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The changing nature of London’s commercial theatres was seen in the increasing involvement of singers, dancers, and spectacular effects. Many playwrights including Dryden, Wycherley, and Behn were ... More


The Indispensable Enlightenment: Molière and Voltaire

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the period of the Enlightenment, or the Age of Reason. It studies two great and representative authors: Molière and Voltaire. The middle of the seventeenth century saw ... More


Learning to Flirt with Don Juan

Christophe Koné

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a response to Barbara Vinke’s contribution “Frill and Flirtation: Femininity in the Public Space.”. Contrary to Vinken’s claim, the author of this chapter says that the United ... More


Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Jonathan Patterson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Why did people talk so much about avarice in late Renaissance France, nearly a century before Molière’s famous comedy, L’Avare? As wars and economic crises ravaged France on the threshold of ... More


Music Review: Beethoven and the Dilettanti of Bordeaux

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Reports of Beethoven’s “Eroica” being booed in Bordeaux prompts this piece, which starts by imagining, in the comic spirit of Molière, a bedlam of a Turkish concert that resembles, ironically, ... More


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