Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794 by Mark Darlow (review)

Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794 by Mark Darlow... French Forum Winter/Spring 2013 Vol. 38, Nos. 1­2 pages de son ouvrage, entrevoit la possibilité pour le poète de devenir un anti-Narcisse: un devenir qui consisterait non pas à se soustraire naïvement à l'épreuve du narcissisme, mais plutôt à assumer la violence inhérente à cette fissure originelle, au point d'accepter de n'être plus "qu'une figure qui flotte sur un mutisme, une irréductible enfance." Karl Pollin University of Tulsa Mark Darlow, Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789­1794. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2012. 448 pp. Some studies are important for the insights they provide into vast, timeless questions; others, because they fill a gap in our understanding of a specific author, genre or institution. Mark Darlow's Staging the French Revolution does both. The first full-scale study of the Paris Opéra during the Revolution, it is unique not only in its subject matter, but also in its methodology. Whereas previous monographs on the cultural politics of Revolutionary theater have primarily focused on the content of the works themselves or on their reception, Darlow introduces a third element by examining the institutional structures that shaped the creation and reception of theatrical productions. By drawing on little http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Forum University of Nebraska Press

Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794 by Mark Darlow (review)

French Forum, Volume 38 (1) – Oct 11, 2013

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French Forum Winter/Spring 2013 Vol. 38, Nos. 1­2 pages de son ouvrage, entrevoit la possibilité pour le poète de devenir un anti-Narcisse: un devenir qui consisterait non pas à se soustraire naïvement à l'épreuve du narcissisme, mais plutôt à assumer la violence inhérente à cette fissure originelle, au point d'accepter de n'être plus "qu'une figure qui flotte sur un mutisme, une irréductible enfance." Karl Pollin University of Tulsa Mark Darlow, Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789­1794. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2012. 448 pp. Some studies are important for the insights they provide into vast, timeless questions; others, because they fill a gap in our understanding of a specific author, genre or institution. Mark Darlow's Staging the French Revolution does both. The first full-scale study of the Paris Opéra during the Revolution, it is unique not only in its subject matter, but also in its methodology. Whereas previous monographs on the cultural politics of Revolutionary theater have primarily focused on the content of the works themselves or on their reception, Darlow introduces a third element by examining the institutional structures that shaped the creation and reception of theatrical productions. By drawing on little

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