Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Sally Debra Charnow
      Pages 1-12
  3. Economics and Politics of the New Theatre

  4. Aesthetics of Modernist Theatre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Sally Debra Charnow
      Pages 87-113
  5. Modern Theatre and the “Popular”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Sally Debra Charnow
      Pages 153-181
  6. Conclusion

    1. Sally Debra Charnow
      Pages 205-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-268

About this book


Since the Enlightenment, French theatre has occupied a prominent place within French thought, society and culture, but as a subject of study it has remained a purview of theatre historians, literary scholars and aestheticians. They focus on the emergence of the modern theatre as change generated from within bourgeois literary drama but ignore theatre as a complex social practice. Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siècle Paris investigates the dynamic relationships among the avant-garde, official culture and the commercial sphere, arguing against the neat divide of 'high' and 'low' culture by showing how cultural forms of varying social origins influenced each other.


culture drama enlightenment France history history of theatre society theatre Third Republic

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