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Staging Subversions: The Performance-Within-A-Play in French Classical Theater

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Staging Subversions: The Performance-within-a-Play in French Classical Theater defines a new type of metadrama using Le Tartuffe as its paradigm and explores the complex, ambiguous, and enlightening relationships that metadrama maintains with the social and political orders. While metadramatic scenes are most often concerned with theater itself, the performance-within-a-play adopts an important function in the play's plot, and, consequently, in the social world of the play. The performance-within-a-play is particularly ...

Staging Subversions: The Performance-Within-A-Play in French Classical Theater 2004, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820470603

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