Yale French Studies, Number 130: Guilty Pleasures: Theater, Piety, And Immorality In Seventeenth…

Paperback | January 10, 2017

EditorJoseph Harris, Julia Prest

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The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France

Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, making it the era’s archetypal guilty pleasure. Bringing together specialists on theater and early modern culture from the United States, Britain, and France, the editors approach the intersections of morality, theater, guilt, and pleasure from a variety of perspectives. Individually and collectively, the articles in this volume juxtapose theoretical debates with case studies of actual dramatic practice.

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The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, mak...

Joseph Harris is reader in early modern studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He lives in Oxford, U.K. Julia Prest is reader in early modern French at the University of St. Andrews. She lives in St. Andrews, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.43 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300221630

ISBN - 13:9780300221633

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