L’Opéra-comique en vaudevilles: parodie et usure des séries

Robinson, Philip E.J. (2005) L’Opéra-comique en vaudevilles: parodie et usure des séries. In: Menant, Sylvain and Quéro, Dominique, eds. Séries parodiques au siècle des Lumières. Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, pp. 167-177. ISBN 2 84050 362. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Part of a larger cultural enquiry into serial phenomena in French classical literature, this article describes, and offers a number of hypotheses to explain, the decline of the use of vaudevilles (that is, familiar tunes used to carry part or all of the dialogue of some non-tragic plays) in the productions of the Fair theatres and the Théâtre Italien between the 1730s and 1789. In particular it proposes firm links between this decline and the movement of public taste towards moralising and uplift in the theatre. It consequently raises, rather than answers, the question of the relationship between Enlightenment and the trend away from theatrical satire.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:52
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 10:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1341 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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