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The Contested Parterre

Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1680-1791
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Cornell University Press
European history: c 1500 to c 1750, Political science & theory, Social history, Theatre, drama, c 1600 to c 1700, c 1700 to c 1800, History, France - History, Theater, Theater audiences, Performing Arts, Performing Arts/Dance, France, Paris, Continental European, Europe - France, Theater - History & Criticism, Theater - General, 17th century, 18th ce
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ISBN 100801435447
ISBN 139780801435447

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These denizens of the parterre, who accounted for up to In the playhouses of eighteenth-century France, clerks and students, soldiers and merchants, and the occasional aristocrat stood in the pit, while the majority of the elite sat in loges.

Ravel describes how the parterre came to represent a larger, more politicized notion of the public, one that exposed the inability of the government to accommodate the demands of French citizens.

An important contribution to debates on the public sphere, Ravel's book is the first to explore the role of the parterre in the political culture of eighteenth-century France.3/5(1). Ravel describes how the parterre came to represent a larger, more politicized notion of the public, one that exposed the inability of the government to accommodate the demands of French citizens.

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An important contribution to debates on the public sphere, Ravel's book is the first to explore the role of the parterre in the political culture of eighteenth-century France. This is a highly informative and entertaining book that rightly emphasizes the significant role played by the parterre in seventeenth- and eighteenth-centure theatrical life."--Jan Clarke, New Theatre Quarterly, "Jeffrey Ravel's The Contested Parterre is a work of considerable merit, worthy of a place among the histories of French cultural politics produced in recent decades by Cornell University Press, the most Ratings: 1.

An important contribution to debates on the public sphere, Ravel's book is the first to explore the role of the parterre in the political culture of eighteenth-century France. Excerpt Writing in the s, only two generations removed from the fall of the absolutist monarchy, Tocqueville had in mind a critical point: the public theaters of the Old Regime were not simply an extension of the court at Versailles.

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In the eye of public theater and the effects of French politics were a daily agenda at one time. This book covers the history and dynamics of right and rule in the arts. This is a must have read for anyone who has an interest in the making of French theater as we know it.

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The Contested Parterre is an illustrated history of the social and political role of the "parterre," the area immediately in front of the stage in French theaters.

Jeffrey S. Ravel is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Contested Parterre: Public Theater and French Political Culture, – and a cofounder of CESAR, a Web site devoted to the study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French Zionkowski is a professor of English at Ohio University and the author of Men.

Jeffrey Ravel's recent work, which is a cultural history of The Contested Parterre: Public Theatre and French Political Culture:is the first scholarly study devoted to writing the history of the parterre. The significance of the parterre for Ravel is how it functioned as a critical segment of public opinion in an absolutist state.

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The English landscape all but obliterated formal patterns but they emerge again with the flamboyance of the Victorian parterre. Here, fully illustrated, is. The Contested Parterre(1st Edition) Public Theater and French Political Culture, by Jeffrey S.

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The contested parterre: public theater and French political culture, / by: Ravel, Jeffrey S. Published: (). Jeffrey S. Ravel is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is the author of The Contested Parterre: Public Theater and French Political Culture, – (Cornell, ) and a cofounder of CESAR, a Web site devoted to the study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French Zionkowski is a professor of English at Ohio University and.

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