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Moving scenes: the circulation of music and theatre in Europe, 1700-1815

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780729412063
Author: P Beaurepaire/P Bourdin/C Wolff
Publication Date: 28-Feb-2018
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Table of Contents: Pierre-yves Beaurepaire and Charlotta Wolff, Introduction
I. National taste and cultural domination
Domestic versus foreign composers at the Opéra and the King’s Theatre in the eighteenth century, William Weber
Non-French music and foreign musicians at the Musique du roi, Versailles, c.1760-1792, Youri Carbonnier
French and German theatre troupes in Aachen and Trier during the French occupation (1794-1814), Fanny Platelle
The revolution of Jommelli’s objets d’art: Bernard Sarrette’s requests for the Bibliothèque du Conservatoire, Rebecca Dowd Geoffroy-Schwinden
French administrators and local dramatic repertoires in the annexed départements: censorship in an occupation context, Rahul Markovits
The limits of cultural imperialism: French theatre in Napoleonic Europe, Philippe Bourdin
II. Actors and patterns of circulation
‘Il faut du nouveau’: functions and issues of international drama and music news in Le Courrier d’Avignon (1733-1793), Magali Soulatges
The adaptation of French performance as shown in Favart’s correspondence, Flora Mele
Lyrical diplomacy: Count Gustav Philip Creutz (1731-1785) and the opera, Charlotta Wolff
Figaromania in Europe: the circulation and appropriation of Beaumarchais’s plays in the eighteenth century, Virginie Yvernault
Circulation and social mobility: Lorenzo Da Ponte’s career from Gorizia to New York (c.1780-c.1830), David Do Paço
Hiram at the playhouse: Masonic and theatrical travel in Europe, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire
From the theatre box to the salon: music and theatre as elements of an aristocratic language in the Habsburg monarchy at the turn of the nineteenth century, Matthieu Magne
From archive boxes to cardboard screens: the diffusion of French theatre in Russia at the end of the eighteenth century, Nathalie Rizzoni
When dances circulated on paper: European dancing masters and the art of dancing ‘by characters and demonstrative figures’, Marie Glon
III. Translations and adaptations in revolution
Youth theatre and family theatre: translation and cultural transfer, Marie-Emmanuelle Plagnol-Diéval
The Teatro moderno applaudito (1796-1801): Italian translations of French plays in Venice, Paola Roman
Jean-Jacques Ampère and the translation of Artaxerxes, Julie Johnson
The creation of an amateur theatre in Mainz under the occupation of General Custine, Marita Gilli
The evolution of French adaptations of Richard Sheridan’s The School for scandal during the French Revolution and the First Empire, Valérie Maffre
‘Imitations’ at the Théâtre des Variétés-Etrangères: a subversive circumlocution?, Françoise Le Borgne
Conclusion, Philippe Bourdin
Biographies of contributors
Selected bibliography

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