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Dramatic Justice : Trial by Theater in the Age of the French Revolution.

Author: Yann Robert
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
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Dramatic Justice offers an alternate history of French theater and judicial practice and advances new explanations for several pivotal moments in the French Revolution, including the trial of Louis XVI and the Terror, by showing the extent to which they were shaped by the period's conflicted relationship to theatrical justice.
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Robert, Yann.
Dramatic Justice : Trial by Theater in the Age of the French Revolution.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yann Robert
ISBN: 9780812295658 081229565X
OCLC Number: 1055043675
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART I. THEATER AS JUSTICE; Chapter 1. Fixing the Law: Reenactment in Diderot's Fils naturel; Chapter 2. The Many Faces of Aristophanes: The Rise of a Judicial Theater; PART II. JUSTICE AS THEATER; Chapter 3. Players at the Bar: The Birth of the Modern Lawyer; Chapter 4. Judges, Spectators, and Theatrocracy; Chapter 5. From Parterre to Pater: Dreaming of Domestic Tribunals; PART III. THE REVOLUTION'S PERFORMANCE OF JUSTICE; Chapter 6. Performing Justice in the Early Years of the Revolution; Chapter 7. The Curtain Falls on Judicial Theater and Theatrical Justice. NotesBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Acknowledgments.
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Dramatic Justice offers an alternate history of French theater and judicial practice and advances new explanations for several pivotal moments in the French Revolution, including the trial of Louis XVI and the Terror, by showing the extent to which they were shaped by the period's conflicted relationship to theatrical justice.

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