Enlightenment

Theatre and colonialism: the show goes on

Jeffrey M. Leichman and Karine Benac-Giroux are co-editors of the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Colonialism and Slavery in Performance: Theatre and the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean. This volume merges theatre history, performance studies, and textual analysis to open up new perspectives on Old Regime stage culture, and the studies within … Continue reading

Enlightenment

‘All together now’: accessing national theatre before the internet

Clare Siviter is the author of the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Tragedy and Nation in the Age of Napoleon, which offers an exciting new perspective on the Napoleonic state and how it attempted to use theatre to reunite the nation after the Revolution. In this blog post, she … Continue reading

Enlightenment

What can the Enlightenment teach us about theater and emotion?

Logan J. Connors is the author of the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, The Emergence of a theatrical science of man in France, 1660-1740, an exciting new perspective on the polemics of affect, emotion, and theatrical performance in early Enlightenment France. In this blog post, he explores what this … Continue reading