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The Environment of Theatre: Power, Resistance and Commerce

Mechele Leon

Mechele Leon is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Kansas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...Histories of theatre typically focus on what goes on inside a playhouse – on performances that take place within theatre buildings – and the buildings themselves. We do not often think about theatre within the larger context of the physical...

Introduction: Theatre and the Enlightenment Matrix

Mechele Leon

Mechele Leon is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Kansas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

4

... and deputies in the newly created National Assembly’.Darlow 2012: 18; see Leon 2013.Carlson 1966: 1.Darlow 2012: 18; see Leon 2013.In Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution, a seminal study published in 1984, the historian...

Technologies of Performance: Architecture, Scenery, Light

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...What counts as technology in the context of theatre history, and what can be said about its relationship to performance during the eighteenth century? To begin to investigate these questions, we might expand upon the idea of technology...

Communities of Production: Eighteenth-Century Acting Companies

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Theatre by its very nature is communal: actors, designers, dramatists and stagehands work collectively to mount a play in real time before an audience. Other artistic forms also require mutual effort but their goal is to present a finished...

Sexuality and Gender: Changing Identities

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...During the Enlightenment, a radical change took place in English theatre: the introduction and establishment of the professional actress. In France, Italy and Spain, theatre companies had employed women since the latter half...

Circulation: Emergent Modalities of Intercultural Performance

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Frankfurt, Ellwangen in Württemberg, Rome, Regensburg and other pressure points of cultural effervescence in the eighteenth century were removed from London by geography; but, in fact, the artistic communities which circulated between...

Knowledge Transmission: Theatrical Intelligence and the Intelligence of Theatre

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...To the question ‘What is Enlightenment?’ Kant famously answered ‘man’s emergence from self-incurred immaturity’ and thus indicated that the very notion turns on a critical attitude towards received truths in all areas of human...

Institutional Frameworks: The State, the Market and the People in the Age of Enlightenment

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In a 1771 letter, David Garrick, in every imaginable way the central theatrical figure of the Enlightenment-era theatre in Britain, urged his correspondent, a young writer who wanted his feedback on the draft of a play, that ‘If Your...

Social Functions: Audiences and Authority

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The social function of theatre is invariably linked to its audiences. These are the people who go to see performances and perpetuate theatre’s existence either by returning to see more or, in some cases, reacting with a resolve to try...

Interpretations: From Theatrephobia to a Theatrical ‘Science of Man’

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his 1796 speech to members of the Institut de France, Pierre Jean George Cabanis claimed that ‘physiology, the study of ideas, and morality are nothing but three branches of one and identical science, which can be called without...