Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Popular Theatre and Political Utopia in France, 1870—1940

Active Citizens

Authors: Wardhaugh, Jessica

  • Represents the first study of popular theatre in France from left to right
  • Explores how theatre became central to the experience of political integration and subversion in the age of the masses
  • Illuminates the intersection between theatre and political acts
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This book is the first study of popular theatre in France from left to right, exploring how theatre shapes political acts, ideals, and communities in the modern world. As the French found innovative ways of imagining culture and politics in the age of the masses, popular theatre became central to the republican project of using art to create citizens, using secular spaces for the experience of civic communion. But while state projects often faltered in finding playwrights, locations, and audiences, popular theatre flourished on the political and geographical peripheries. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book illuminates lost worlds of political conviviality, from anarchist communes and clandestine agit-prop drama to royalist street politics and right-wing mass spectacle. It reveals new connections between French initiatives and their European counterparts, and demonstrates the enduring strength of radical communities in shaping political ideals and engagement.

About the authors

Jessica Wardhaugh is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, where she researches and teaches on French politics and culture. Her first monograph with Palgrave (2009) was a study of street politics in 1930s France. She has also edited books on Paris and the Right, and politics and the individual.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

    Pages 1-22

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  • Citizens of Utopia: Popular Theatre and the Republican State

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

    Pages 23-70

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  • Folk Art, Faith, and Nationalism: Popular Theatre in the Provinces

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

    Pages 71-152

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  • Beyond the Peuple Fidèle: Catholic Theatre and the Masses

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

    Pages 153-192

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  • The Beauty of Revolt: Anarchist Theatre in the Belle Époque

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

    Pages 193-226

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59854-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Popular Theatre and Political Utopia in France, 1870—1940
Book Subtitle
Active Citizens
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59855-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59855-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59854-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 357
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics