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Politics and Theater : The Crisis of Legitimacy in Restoration France, 1815-1830.

Author/Creator:
Kroen, Sheryl.
Publication:
Berkerley : University of California Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (412 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Ser.
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Ser. ; v.40
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Subjects:
Molière, -- 1622-1673. -- Tartuffe -- Influence.
Legitimacy of governments -- France.
Monarchy -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Democracy -- France -- History -- 19th century.
France -- History -- Restoration, 1814-1830 -- Political aspects.
France -- History -- July Revolution, 1830 -- Theater and the revolution.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Moliére's anticlerical comedy Tartuffe is the unique prism through which Sheryl Kroen views postrevolutionary France in the years of the Restoration. Following the lead of the French men and women who turned to this play in the 1820s to make sense of their world, Kroen exposes the crisis of legitimacy defining the regime in these years and demonstrates how the people of the time made steps toward a democratic resolution to this crisis. Moving from the town squares, where state and ecclesiastical officials orchestrated their public spectacles in favor of the monarchy, to the theaters, where the French used Tartuffe to mock the restored monarch and the church, this cultural history of the Restoration offers a rich and colorful portrait of a period in which critical legacies of the revolutionary period were played out and cemented. While most historians have characterized the Restoration as a period of reaction and reversal, Kroen offers convincing evidence that the Restoration was a critical bridge between the emerging practices of the Old Regime, the Revolution, and the post-1830 politics of protest. She re-creates the atmosphere of Restoration France and at the same time brings major nineteenth-century themes into focus: memory and commemoration, public and private spheres, politics and religion, anticlericalism, and the formation of democratic ideologies and practices.
Contents:
Cover
Title
Copyright
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Staging Monarchy in a Postrevolutionary World
PART I. POLITICS AS THEATER
1. The "Counterrevolutionary" State and the Politicsof Oubli (Forgetting)
2. The Missionaries: Expiation and the Resacralization of the King's Two Bodies
3. Competing Commemorations: The Problem of Performing Monarchy
PART II. THEATER AS POLITICS
4. "Practicing" Politics in an Age of Counterrevolution
5. Popular Anticlericalism: Defining the Sacred in Postrevolutionary France
6. Tartufferie
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Kroen, Sheryl Politics and Theater
ISBN:
9780520924383
9780520222144
OCLC:
475928120