Popular Theatres of Nineteenth Century France, by McCormick,John
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- ISBN: 9780415088541 | 0415088542
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/28/1993
John McCormick's is the only text to provide an account of how popular theatre made the leap from the fairground booths of the eighteenth century to become a vehicle of mass entertainment in the following century. Whereas other studies offer a traditional approach to the theatres of high culture, John McCormick takes the role of an impartial historian, uncovering the popular theatres of the boulevards, suburbs and fairgrounds. He focuses on the social and economic context in which vaudevilles, pantomimes and melodramas were performed, and examines the audiences who enjoyed them.