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The Resource Staging the French Revolution : cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794, Mark Darlow

Staging the French Revolution : cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794, Mark Darlow

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Staging the French Revolution : cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794
Title
Staging the French Revolution
Title remainder
cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794
Statement of responsibility
Mark Darlow
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last decade, the theatre and opera of the French Revolution have been the subject of intense scholarly reassessment, both in terms of the relationship between theatrical works and politics or ideology in this period and on the question of longer-scale structures of continuity or rupture in aesthetics. Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opera, 1789-1794 moves these discussions boldly forward, focusing on the Paris Opéra (Académie Royale de Musique) in the cultural and political context of the early French Revolution. Both institutional history and cultural study, this is the first ever full-scale study of the Revolution and lyric theatre. The book concentrates on three aspects of how a royally-protected theatre negotiates the transition to national theatre: the external dimension, such as questions of ownership and governance and the institution's relationship with State institutions and popular assemblies; the internal management, finances, selection and preparation of works; and the cultural and aesthetic study of the works themselves and of their reception. In Staging the French Revolution, author Mark Darlow offers an unprecedented view of the material context of opera production, combining in-depth archival research with a study of the works themselves. He argues that a mixture of popular and State interventions created a repressive system in which cultural institutions retained agency, compelling individuals to follow and contribute to a shifting culture. Theatre thereby emerged as a locus for competing discourses on patriotism, society, the role of the arts in the Republic, and the articulation of the Revolution's relation with the 'Old Regime', and is thus an essential key to the understanding of public opinion and publicity at this crucial historical moment. Combining recent approaches to institutions, sociability, and authors' rights with cultural studies of opera, Staging the French Revolution takes a historically grounded and methodologically innovative cross-disciplinary approach to opera and persuasively re-evaluates the long-standing, but rather sterile, concept of propaganda."--Publisher's website
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DLC
Dewey number
792.50944/36109033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1727.3
LC item number
.D37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new cultural history of music
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Staging the French Revolution : cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794, Mark Darlow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[395]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The outlook in 1789 -- From crown to town: Governance of the Opéra, March 1789 -- April 1790 -- Control by the Municipality: April 1790-April 1792 -- The Opéra during the Terror -- Finances and repertory -- Tragedy and serious works -- Comic and mixed works -- Republican repertory (1792-1794)
Control code
ocn720635049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 421 p.
Isbn
9780199773725
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)720635049
Label
Staging the French Revolution : cultural politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794, Mark Darlow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[395]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The outlook in 1789 -- From crown to town: Governance of the Opéra, March 1789 -- April 1790 -- Control by the Municipality: April 1790-April 1792 -- The Opéra during the Terror -- Finances and repertory -- Tragedy and serious works -- Comic and mixed works -- Republican repertory (1792-1794)
Control code
ocn720635049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 421 p.
Isbn
9780199773725
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)720635049

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