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Satire, prints and theatricality in the French Revolution / Claire Trévien.

Author:
Trévien, Claire, 1985- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment ; 2016:10. [More in this series]
  • Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment, 0435-2866 ; 2016:10
Summary note:
"The Revolutionary era was a period of radical change in France that dissolved traditional boundaries of privilege, and a time when creative experimentation flourished. As performance and theatrical language became an integral part of the French Revolution, its metaphors seeped into genres beyond the stage. Claire Trévien traces the ways in which theatrical activity influenced Revolutionary print culture, particularly its satirical prints, and considers how these became an arena for performance in their own right. Following an account of the historical and social contexts of Revolutionary printmaking, the author analyses over 50 works, incorporating scenes such as street singers and fairground performers, unsanctioned Revolutionary events, and the representation of Revolutionary characters in hell. Through analysing these depictions as an ensemble, focusing on style, vocabulary, and metaphor, Claire Trévien shows how prints were a potent vehicle for capturing and communicating partisan messages across the political spectrum. In spite of the intervening centuries, these prints still retain the power to evoke the Revolution like no other source material.-- Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-250) and index.
Contents:
Introduction : the other stage of the French Revolution -- Singing the scene : chansons and images in prints -- Le monde à l'envers : the carnivalesque in prints -- The spectacle of science : illusion in prints -- Théâtre de l'ombre : visions of afterlife in prints -- Conclusion.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780729411875 (pbk.)
  • 0729411877 (pbk.)
LCCN:
2016436173
OCLC:
960741305
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