Modes of Play in Eighteenth Century France

In chapter 7, “Playing at Theater: Modes of Play in Théâtre de Société,” Maria Teodora Comsa focuses on a form of entertainment that became fashionable in the second half of the eighteenth century. Practiced within homes of the elite, ...

Author: Fayçal Falaky

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1684483425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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Collecting diverse critical perspectives on the topic of play—from dolls, bilboquets, and lotteries, to writing itself—this volume offers new insights into how play was used to represent and reimagine the world in eighteenth-century France. In documenting various modes of play, contributors theorize its relation to law, religion, politics, and economics. Equally important was the role of “play” in plays, and the function of theatrical performance in mirroring, and often contesting, our place in the universe. These essays remind us that the spirit of play was very much alive during the “Age of Reason,” providing ways for its practitioners to consider more “serious” themes such as free will and determinism, illusions and equivocations, or chance and inequality. Standing at the intersection of multiple intellectual avenues, this is the first comprehensive study in English devoted to the different guises of play in Enlightenment France, certain to interest curious readers across disciplinary backgrounds.

Making the Marvelous

Portions of chapter 3 first appeared as “Playing with Dolls in Old Regime Fairy Tales” in Modes of Play in Eighteenth-Century France, ed. Fayçal Falaky and Reginald McGinnis, 9-23 (Lewisburg PA: Bucknell University Press, 2021).

Author: Rori Bloom

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496231724

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Lessing Yearbook XLIV 2017

... in der Goethezeit« ( ) have examined the epistemological importance of vision for eighteenth-century thought and ... modes of optical illusion play in eighteenth-century philosophy, medicine, natural sciences, and literature.

Author: Lessing Society

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835341634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Ausgehend von Faramerz Dabhoiwalas These der Existenz einer "ersten sexuellen Revolution" im 18. Jahrhundert enthält der Band Beiträge über die weibliche Tugendhaftigkeit in Luise Gottscheds "Panthea", die Sexualitätsproblematik in Lessings "Rettungen des Horaz", transkulturelle Sexualität bei Schnabel, Gellert und Willebrand, Geschlechterverhältnisse in Lessings frühen Lustspielen, Raum und Geschlecht in Lessings Familien-Dramen, die Disziplinierung sexuellen Verhaltens bei Rousseau und Wieland, die Thematisierung der Sexualität in englischen Übersetzungen von Goethes "Die Geschwister" und "Stella" sowie Casanovas sexuelle Geographie Europas.

Seducing the Eighteenth Century French Reader

Nor does Bastide rely on a vocabulary of physiognomy, prevalent throughout eighteenthcentury French literature, ... and which persists in eighteenthcentury fiction, in which participants must necessarily play a role in a society that ...

Author: Paul J. Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351901362

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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As he demonstrates that narratives of seduction function as a master plot for French literature in the eighteenth century, Paul Young argues that the prevalence of this trope was a reaction to a dominant cultural discourse that coded the novel and the new practice of solitary reading as dangerous, seductive practices. Situating his study in the context of paintings, educational manuals, and criticism that caution against the act of reading, Young considers both canonical and lesser-known works by authors that include Rousseau, Sade, Bastide, Laclos, Crébillon fils, and the writers of two widely read libertine novels. How these authors responded to a cultural climate that viewed literature, and especially the novel, as seductive, sheds light on the perils and pleasures of authorship, the ways in which texts interact with the larger cultural discourse, and what eighteenth-century texts tell us about the dangers of reading or writing. Ultimately, Young argues, the seduction not in the text, but by the text raises questions about the nature of pleasure in eighteenth-century French literature and culture.

Popular Opera in Eighteenth Century France

People even studied this art outside France, as, for example, in London where the Morning Chronicle advertised ... Hytier, 'Decline of Military Values', 153; Michael Robinson, 'Two London Versions' shows modes of presentation there.

Author: David Charlton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316515842

Category: Music

Page: 350

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A major re-orientation in understanding opera, exploring musical comedies with spoken dialogue previously excluded from historical accounts.

Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century

Examines European dress as it evolved in 18th-century France. The text looks at French dress first from an aesthetic point of view, describing in detail fashionable and everyday clothes.

Author: Madeleine Delpierre

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300071283

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 982

Examines European dress as it evolved in 18th-century France. The text looks at French dress first from an aesthetic point of view, describing in detail fashionable and everyday clothes. It then examines the social and economic factors affecting fashion and compares styles in major European cities.

Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Eighteenth Century Sweden

Looking closer, there are four main modes of sartorial differentiation at play: colours, fabrics, styles, and ornaments. ... of dress for state officials in seventeenth-century France: those of form, those of fabric and those of colour.

Author: Mikael Alm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000415503

Category: History

Page: 184

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The interplay between clothes and social order in early modern societies is well known. Differences in dress and hierarchies of appearances coincided with and structured social hierarchies and notions of difference. However, clothes did not merely reproduce set social patterns. They were agents of change, actively used by individuals and groups to make claims and transgress formal boundaries. This was not least the case for the revolutionary decades of the late eighteenth century, the period in focus of this book. Unlike previous studies on sumptuary laws and other legal actions taken by governments and formal power holders, this book offers a broader and more everyday perspective on late eighteenth-century sartorial discourse. In 1773, there was a publicly announced prize competition on the advantages and disadvantages of a national dress in Sweden. Departing from the submitted replies, the study opens a window onto the sartorial world. Several fields of cultural history are brought together: social culture in terms of order, hierarchies, and notions of difference; sartorial culture with contemporary views on dress and moral aspects of sartorial practices; and visual culture in terms of sartorial means of making a difference and the emphasis on the necessity of a legible social order.

Church and Society in Eighteenth Century France

Tragedy predominated in the seventeenth century , and continued to do so with the Doctrinaires , 76 though the Jesuits ... allowing exceptions if ' graves et modestae sint personae ” , 30 in fact , in the eighteenth century , the French ...

Author: John McManners

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198270041

Category: History

Page: 866

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This second volume begins with a Section on the religion of the people. The clergy offered the liturgical services, sermons, evangelistic missions, and the offices sanctifying birth, marriage, and death; distinctions are made between what they intended and how their ministrations werepopularly interpreted and incorporated into the social order. Statistical soundings concerning the extent of religious practice and the degree of conviction involved are evaluated. Further chapters deal with processions, pilgrimages, and popular practices and superstitions, with hermits andconfraternities, with the impact of reading the Bible and other edifying literature in an age of increasing literacy. Finally comes a view of the twilight world of magic and sorcery. Throughout this Section the comments of theologians and thinkers of the Enlightenment are recorded, whether incoincidence or contradiction. The next section deals with the efficacy of the confessional and the role of the casuistry of the Church in attempting to mould sexual mores, business practices, and in the world of the theatre. In the next two Sections, the role of religious issues in political affairs is detailed. An overview of the Jansenist quarrel and of the activities of the Jesuits brings in the story of the struggle between Crown and Parlement, while an extended portrayal of the life of the Protestant and Jewishcommunities leads to the history of the debate on toleration, involving the Gallican Church in political interventions and controversy. Throughout the two volumes the rising forces of anticlericalism and the tensions within the ecclesiastical establishment have been recorded, and these themes come to their climax in a final section on the role played by churchmen in the coming of the Revolution.

Actio and Persuasion

In 18th-century France an intellectual battle was fought to raise the professional status of acting to the level of other arts involving rhetoric and expressive technique.

Author: Angelica Goodden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Acting

Page: 200

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In 18th-century France an intellectual battle was fought to raise the professional status of acting to the level of other arts involving rhetoric and expressive technique. The central strategy was based on the ancient rhetorical notion of actio, a theory of gesture, attitude, and facial expression already employed in the teaching and practice of religious, forensic, and political oratory. In this lucid study, Goodden explores the belief, championed by Diderot and others, that the primary mode of persuasion is not auditory, but visual.

Church and Society in Eighteenth Century France Volume 2 The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Tragedy predominated in the seventeenth century, and continued to do so with the Doctrinaires,76 though the Jesuits ... a rider added later allowing exceptions if'graves et modestae sint personae';80 in fact, in the eighteenth century, ...

Author: John McManners

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191520632

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 399

This second volume begins with a Section on the religion of the people. The clergy offered the liturgical services, sermons, evangelistic missions, and the offices sanctifying birth, marriage, and death; distinctions are made between what they intended and how their ministrations were popularly interpreted and incorporated into the social order. Statistical soundings concerning the extent of religious practice and the degree of conviction involved are evaluated. Further chapters deal with processions, pilgrimages, and popular practices and superstitions, with hermits and confraternities, with the impact of reading the Bible and other edifying literature in an age of increasing literacy. Finally comes a view of the twilight world of magic and sorcery. Throughout this Section the comments of theologians and thinkers of the Enlightenment are recorded, whether in coincidence or contradiction. The next section deals with the efficacy of the confessional and the role of the casuistry of the Church in attempting to mould sexual mores, business practices, and in the world of the theatre. In the next two Sections, the role of religious issues in political affairs is detailed. An overview of the Jansenist quarrel and of the activities of the Jesuits brings in the story of the struggle between Crown and Parlement, while an extended portrayal of the life of the Protestant and Jewish communities leads to the history of the debate on toleration, involving the Gallican Church in political interventions and controversy. Throughout the two volumes the rising forces of anticlericalism and the tensions within the ecclesiastical establishment have been recorded, and these themes come to their climax in a final section on the role played by churchmen in the coming of the Revolution.