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This comprehensive inventory is the result of a study of all performances of plays and operas announced in two Parisian newspapers during the decade of the French Revolution. The research conducted by a team of French and American historians tests the two-century-old assumption that Parisian theatre during the French Revolution was nothing more than a forum for political debate. This work will be an important resource for scholars of French theatre, opera, and literature, as well as for historians of the French Revolution.
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PrefaceHistory of the Problem and the Method of Solving It by Emmet KennedyThe Authors by Marie-Laurence NetterThe Most Performed Plays of the Decade by Emmet KennedyThe Great Successes of Each Year by Marie-Laurence NetterOld Regime Tragedy and the Terror by Emmet KennedyThe Most Performed Genres and Their Evolution by Marie-Laurence NetterTheatres and Their Directors by Marie-Laurence NetterHigh Culture and Popular Culture: Paris Theatre Audiences, the Critics, and the Police by Emmet KennedyConclusion by Emmet Kennedy and Marie-Laurence NetterRepertory of French Revolutionary TheatreRepertory of Anonymous or Unattributed PlaysIndex of Titles and AuthorsIndex of Composers and AuthorsStatistical Overview and TablesReferences
....this book should become a standard reference source for cultural historians engaged in any study focusing on the years 1789-1799 in France.