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The Resource The first frame : theatre space in Enlightenment France, Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis

The first frame : theatre space in Enlightenment France, Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis

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The first frame : theatre space in Enlightenment France
Title
The first frame
Title remainder
theatre space in Enlightenment France
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Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis
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Language
eng
Summary
In the late eighteenth century, a movement to transform France's theatre architecture united the nation. Playwrights, philosophers, and powerful agents including King Louis XV rejected the modified structures that had housed the plays of Racine and Molière, and debated which playhouse form should support the future of French stagecraft. In The First Frame, Pannill Camp argues that these reforms helped to lay down the theoretical and practical foundations of modern theatre space. Examining dramatic theory, architecture, and philosophy, Camp explores how architects, dramatists, and spectators began to see theatre and scientific experimentation as parallel enterprises. During this period of modernisation, physicists began to cite dramatic theory and adopt theatrical staging techniques, while playwrights sought to reveal observable truths of human nature. Camp goes on to show that these reforms had consequences for the way we understand both modern theatrical aesthetics and the production of scientific knowledge in the present day.--
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1977-
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Camp, Pannill
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Theater architecture
  • Theaters
  • French drama
  • Architecture and society
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The first frame : theatre space in Enlightenment France, Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-280) and index
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nc
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Contents
Introduction: The "first frame" of Enlightenment theatre space. Theatre space -- Perspective -- Natural philosophy -- Spectators -- The divided scene of theatre space in the neo-classical era. Paris theatre spaces before reform -- The perspective apparatus -- The versatile space of the Jeu de paume -- The theatrical frame in French neo-classical dramatic theory. Mirror plays -- Rationalist and theatrical minor worlds -- Dubos' Lockean formula -- Diderot's first paradox -- Enlightenment spectators and the theatre of experiment. The spectator as epistemological figure -- Experimental physics and its spaces -- Experimental dramaturgy -- Window plays -- Theatre architecture reform and the spectator as sense function. Mid-century critiques -- The spectatorial act -- The geometry of sense -- Optics and stage space in enlightenment theatre design. Epistemologies of visual space -- Models of the eye -- Ocular morphology -- Perspective destabilized -- Epilogue: Modern spectatorial consciousness
Control code
FIEb17746863
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781107079168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889736799
Label
The first frame : theatre space in Enlightenment France, Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The "first frame" of Enlightenment theatre space. Theatre space -- Perspective -- Natural philosophy -- Spectators -- The divided scene of theatre space in the neo-classical era. Paris theatre spaces before reform -- The perspective apparatus -- The versatile space of the Jeu de paume -- The theatrical frame in French neo-classical dramatic theory. Mirror plays -- Rationalist and theatrical minor worlds -- Dubos' Lockean formula -- Diderot's first paradox -- Enlightenment spectators and the theatre of experiment. The spectator as epistemological figure -- Experimental physics and its spaces -- Experimental dramaturgy -- Window plays -- Theatre architecture reform and the spectator as sense function. Mid-century critiques -- The spectatorial act -- The geometry of sense -- Optics and stage space in enlightenment theatre design. Epistemologies of visual space -- Models of the eye -- Ocular morphology -- Perspective destabilized -- Epilogue: Modern spectatorial consciousness
Control code
FIEb17746863
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781107079168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889736799

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