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Author Worley, Sharon.
Title A feminist analysis of gender and primogeniture in French neoclassical tragedy : the literary politics behind the French Revolution / Sharon Joy Worley ; with a foreword by Marie-Emmanuelle Plagnol-Diéval.
Published Lewiston, New York : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012.
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 Floor4  PQ538 .W67 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 282 pages, [12] leaves of plates, [30] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Olympe de Gouges and Marie-Joseph Chenier : gender and feminism in tandem with the parabola of revolutionary politics and French theatre -- Brutus : the Republican reversal of patrician privilege and the sublimation of feminist political power -- Setting the feminist stage : Stephanie-Felicite de Genlis's and Marmontel's versions of Belisarius and the historicism of revolutionary politics and drama in the future of Empire -- Gender and primogeniture in Racine's Andromaque : the politics of power, women and the state -- Racine's Phedre as the criminalized femme fatale : political representation and the disjunctive female spectator -- Iphigenie : sacrifice as the consummation of dynasty and the inversion of female autonomy.
Subject French drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
French drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
French drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Heroines in literature.
Primogeniture in literature.
Neoclassicism (Literature) -- France.
Neoclassicism (Art) -- France.
Women and literature -- France -- History.
Feminism and theater -- France -- History.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Theater and the revolution.
ISBN 9780773425835
OCLC number 768169680