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The Resource Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle, Lenard R. Berlanstein

Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle, Lenard R. Berlanstein

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Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle
Title
Daughters of Eve
Title remainder
a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Lenard R. Berlanstein
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Female stage performers haunted French public life in the century before and after the Revolution. This study delineates the distinctive place of actresses, dancers, and singers within the French erotic and political imaginations. From the moment they became an unofficial caste of mistresses to France's elite during the reign of Louis XIV, their image fluctuated between emasculating men and delighting them. Drawing upon newspaper accounts, society columns, theater criticism, government reports, autobiographies, public rituals, and a huge corpus of fiction, Lenard Berlanstein argues that the public image of actresses was shaped by the political climate and ruling ideology; thus they were deified in one era and damned in the next. Tolerated when civil society functioned and demonized when it faltered, they finally passed from notoriety to celebrity with the stabilization of parliamentary life after 1880. Only then could female fans admire them openly, and could the state officially recognize their contributions to national life. Daughters of Eve is a look at how a culture creates social perceptions and reshuffles collective identities in response to political change
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digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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Berlanstein, Lenard R
Dewey number
792/.028/082094409033
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2622.W65
LC item number
B47 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the theater
  • Women in the theater
  • Actresses
  • France
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Actresses
  • Women in the theater
  • France
  • Toneel
  • Acteurs
  • Vrouwen
Label
Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle, Lenard R. Berlanstein
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-293) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Theater women and aristocratic libertinism, 1715-1789 -- Defining the modern gender order, 1760-1815 -- Magdalenes of postaristocratic France, 1815-1848 -- The erotic culture of the stage -- The struggle against pornocracy, 1848-1880 -- Imagining republican actresses, 1880-1914 -- Performing a self -- From notorious women to intimate strangers
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449801772
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674020818
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449801772
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle, Lenard R. Berlanstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-293) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Theater women and aristocratic libertinism, 1715-1789 -- Defining the modern gender order, 1760-1815 -- Magdalenes of postaristocratic France, 1815-1848 -- The erotic culture of the stage -- The struggle against pornocracy, 1848-1880 -- Imagining republican actresses, 1880-1914 -- Performing a self -- From notorious women to intimate strangers
Control code
449801772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674020818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449801772
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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