Orientalism In French Classical Drama by Michèle LonginoOrientalism In French Classical Drama by Michèle Longino

Orientalism In French Classical Drama

byMichèle LonginoEditorMichael Sheringham

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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Michèle Longino examines the ways in which Mediterranean exoticism alters the themes in French classical drama through the exploration of such plays by Corneille, Molière and Racine as Le Cid, Médée, and Le bourgeois gentilhomme among others. She considers the role that the staging of the near Orient played in influencing French colonial identity. Drawing on histories, travel journals, memoirs and correspondence, Longino depicts these dramatizations in the context of French-Ottoman relations at the time of their production.
Michèle Longino is Associate Professor of French Studies in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Performing Motherhood: The Sévigné Correspondence (1991).
Title:Orientalism In French Classical DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521025176

ISBN - 13:9780521025171


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Orientation; 1. Médée and the traveler-savant; 2. Staging politics: Le Cid; 3. Acculturating the audience: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; 4. Orienting the world: organizing competition and gendering geography in Tite et Bérénice and Bérénice; 5. The staging of France: Bajazet, Mithridate, communication and the detour; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"A refreshing and thought-provoking perspective." French Studies