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Theatre and Revolution: an open scene for historiography

Bourdin Philippe

   Despite of many various works devoted to the theatre at the time of the French Revolution, we have no yet a comprehensive study of the theatre audience of that time. This audience was composed by numerous groups of amateurs of dramatic art belonging to various social strata. The Revolution caused some considerable changes in theatrical performances, administration of theatrical companies, repertoires, decoration and the life of the actors. The outstanding characteristic of the theatre world at this time was its politicization. Revolutionary authorities used the dramatic art to defend and advocate a new regime not only in France but also in Europe, especially in Italy.

Keywords: history, the French Revolution, theatre, dramatic art.
Link: Bourdin P. Theatre and Revolution: an open scene for historiography // Annuaire d'études françaises 2016: Les révoltes à l'époque de la Révolution française et du Premier Empire / Annual of French Studies 2016: The Popular Insurrections in the Age of the French Revolution and the First Empire.М. P. 208-230.