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Acting Up : Staging the Subject in Enlightenment France (Hardcover) (Jeffrey M. Leichman)

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Acting Up argues for the importance of theatrical acting to the development of modern subjectivity in Enlightenment France. Leichman weaves together literary studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, looking at the ways in which esthetic treatises, dramatic texts, religious tracts, theories of acting, political polemics, and philosophical writings consistently figure the actor and the art of portraying a character on stage as the era’s most promising, and problematic, model of selfhood.
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Performing Arts, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Scènes Francophones
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr
Author: Jeffrey M. Leichman
Language: English
Street Date: December 3, 2015
TCIN: 50598155
UPC: 9781611487244
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-6479
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