Deburau: Pierrot, Mime, and Culture (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies) (Hardcover)

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Deburau: Pierrot, Mime, and Culture (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies) (Hardcover)

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This volume analyses the nature of the mime art of Deburau and of the pantomime performances of the Th tre des Funambules in Paris in the context of Romantic art, literature and socio-political thought.

Deburau and the Th tre des Funambules are characteristic of Romantic art in that they are closely associated with certain aspirations for social reform, even revolution. Deburau was an iconic figure for intellectuals such as George Sand who effectively considered him to be part of the 'po te-ma on' movement. Edward Nye examines this fascination as well as the myth which developed from it.

With its unique framing in art, literature and politics, this book is a must read for undergraduates and postgraduates in theatre, literary studies and the Romantic period.

Edward Nye is Associate Professor of French, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He has published books and articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, theatre, dance, mime, and sport.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367134587
ISBN-10: 0367134586
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 1st, 2022
Pages: 276
Language: English
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies