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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gregory S Brown; American Historical Society.
|Description:||xvii, 512 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Gens de lettres, Literary institutions, and court culture in the age of the French enlightenment --
Public theater and dramatic authorship in old regime France, 1600-1757 --
Playwriting for the Comédie Française in the eighteenth century: réglements and the rules of the game --"Politesse perdue": the patriot playwright between court and public --
Intermission: Beaumarchais and the Société des auteurs dramatiques, 1777-1870 --
Droits d'auteur and approbation as cultural capital: literary property, censorship, and legitimacy at the Comédie Française, 1760-1780 --
Self-fashioning, civility, and the celebrity of Gens de lettres at the end of the enlightenment: Beaumarchais and Gouges, 1781-1789 --
From court to nation: "Liberty of theaters" and patriot playwrights, 1789-1790 --
Vestiges of Gens de lettres, legacies of the enlightenment.
|Other Titles:||Writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution|
|Responsibility:||Gregory S. Brown.|
Brown's book provides a fascinating analysis of the world of dramatic authors during the Old Regime...Effectively challenges aspects of historians'current understanding of the political culture of