While eighteenth-century playwright and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing made numerous contributions in his lifetime to the theater, the text that best documents his dynamic and shifting views on dramatic theory is also that which continues to resonate with later generations – the Hamburg Dramaturgy (Hamburgische Dramaturgie, 1767–69). This collection of 104 short essays represents one of the eighteenth century’s most important critical engagements with the theater and its potential to promote humanistic discourse. Lessing’s essays are an immensely erudite, deeply engaged, witty, ironic, and occasionally scathing investigation of European theatrical culture, bolstered by deep analysis of Aristotelian dramatic theory and utopian visions of theater as a vehicle for human connection. This is the first complete English translation of Lessing's text, with extensive annotations that place the work in its historical context. For the first time, English-language readers can trace primary source references and link Lessing’s observations on drama, theory, and performance not only to the plays he discusses, but also to dramatic criticism and acting theory. This volume also includes three introductory essays that situate Lessing’s work both within his historical time period and in terms of his influence on Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment theater and criticism. The newly translated Hamburg Dramaturgy will speak to dramaturgs, directors, and humanities scholars who see theater not only for entertainment, but also for philosophical and political debate.
In Oeuvres de Théatre de M. Diderot, Avec un Discours sur la Poésie Dramatique. 2: 229–394. Print. ———. “From 'Discourse on Dramatic Poetry' to Mr. Grimm.
Author: Natalya Baldyga
Category: Performing Arts
In The Psychology of Inequality, Michael Locke McLendon looks to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's thought for insight into the personal and social pathologies that plague commercial and democratic societies. He emphasizes the way Rousseau appropriated and modified the notion of self-love, or amour-propre, found in Augustine and various early modern thinkers. McLendon traces the concept in Rousseau's work and reveals it to be a form of selfish vanity that mimics aspects of Homeric honor culture and, in the modern world, shapes the outlook of the wealthy and powerful as well as the underlying assumptions of meritocratic ideals. According to McLendon, Rousseau's elucidation of amour-propre describes a desire for glory and preeminence that can be dangerously antisocial, as those who believe themselves superior derive pleasure from dominating and even harming those they consider beneath them. Drawing on Rousseau's insights, McLendon asserts that certain forms of inequality, especially those associated with classical aristocracy and modern-day meritocracy, can corrupt the mindsets and personalities of people in socially disruptive ways. The Psychology of Inequality shows how amour-propre can be transformed into the demand for praise, whether or not one displays praiseworthy qualities, and demonstrates the ways in which this pathology continues to play a leading role in the psychology and politics of modern liberal democracies.
The last clause, about the vanity of men, appears to be directed at Rousseau. ... Denis Diderot, Le fils naturel, in Oeuvres de théâtre de M. Diderot: Avec ...
Author: Michael Locke McLendon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered by actors and intended for spectators. It is a work of the body, an exercise of voice and gesture addressed to an audience, most often in a specific location and with a unique setting. This entertainment event rests on the delivery of a thing promised and expected – a particular and unique performance witnessed by spectators who have come to the site of the performance for this very reason. To witness theatre is to take into account the performance, but it is also to take into account the printed text as readable object and a written proposition. In this book, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau focus on the practical, theoretical and historical positions that the spectator and the reader have had in relation to the locations that they frequent and the texts that they handle. They adopt two approaches: analysing the spectacle in its theatrical and historical context in an attempt to seek out the principles and paradigms of approaching the theatre experience on one hand, and analysing the dramaturgy of a production in order to establish lines of interpretation and how to read, represent and stage a text, on the other. This approach allows us to better understand the ties that link those who participate in the theatre to the practitioners who create theatrical entertainment.
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Theatre] (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, ... Denis Diderot, Œuvres de théâtre de M. Diderot, avec un Discours sur la poésie ...
Author: Christian Biet
Category: Performing Arts
Oeuvres choisies de Diderot , précédées de sa vie , par See FALCONET ... d'un Philosophe avec la Maréchale de *** ] ( Euvres de théatre de M. Diderot ...
Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Category: English literature
Drawing upon the rich heterogeneity of Denis Diderot's texts-whether scientific, aesthetic, philosophic or literary-Andrew Clark locates and examines an important epistemological shift both in Diderot's oeuvre and in the eighteenth century more generally. In Western Europe during the 1750s, the human body was reconceptualized as physiologists began to emphasize the connections, communication, and relationships among relatively autonomous somatic parts and an animated whole. This new conceptualization was part of a larger philosophical and epistemological shift in the relationship of part to whole, as discovered in that of bee to swarm; organ to body; word to phrase; dissonant chord to harmonic progression; article to encyclopedia; and individual citizen to body politic. Starting from Diderot's concept of the body as elaborated from the physiological research and speculation of contemporaries such as Haller and Bordeu, the author investigates how the logic of an unstable relationship of part to whole animates much of Diderot's writing in genres ranging from art criticism to theatre to philosophy of science. In particular, Clark examines the musical figure of dissonance, a figure used by Diderot himself, as a useful theoretical model to give insight into these complex relations. This study brings a fresh approach to the classic question of whether Diderot's work represents a consistent point of view or a series of ruptures and changes of position.
Diderot, Denis, Œuvres: Esthétique—Théâtre, ed. Laurent Versini (vol. ... Diderot, Denis, Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques de M. Diderot (vol.
Author: Andrew H. Clark
Category: Literary Criticism
Dans les OEuvres de théâtre de M. Diderot , Amsterdam , 1772 , tome ler , p . 256 et 257 . le pouvoir que vous donne sur elle cette amitié qu'elle ACTE IV ...
In this richly illustrated study of the relationship of art, drama, and fiction in the nineteenth century, Martin Meisel illuminates the collaboration between storytelling and picturemaking that informed narrative painting, pictorial dramaturgy, and serial illustrated fiction. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Diderot's Writings on the Theatre, Edited by F. C. Green. ... 10 of Les Oeuvres completes de Diderot. ... Oeuvres de theatre de M. Diderot. 2 vols.
Author: Martin Meisel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
‘Love is harder to explain than hunger, for a piece of fruit does not feel the desire to be eaten’: Denis Diderot’s Éléments de physiologie presents a world in flux, turning on the relationship between man, matter and mind. In this late work, Diderot delves playfully into the relationship between bodily sensation, emotion and perception, and asks his readers what it means to be human in the absence of a soul. The Atheist’s Bible challenges prevailing scholarly views on Diderot’s Éléments, asserting its contemporary philosophical importance, and prompting its readers to inspect more closely this little-known and little-studied work. In this timely volume, Warman establishes the place of Diderot’s Éléments in the trajectory of materialist theories of nature and the mind stretching back to Epicurus and Lucretius, and explores the fascinating reasons behind scholarly neglect of this seminal work. In turn, Warman outlines the hitherto unacknowledged dissemination and reception of Diderot’s Éléments, demonstrating how Diderot’s Éléments was circulated in manuscript-form as early as the 1790s, thus showing how the text came to influence the next generations of materialist thinkers. This book is accompanied by a digital edition of Jacques-André Naigeon’s Mémoires historiques et philosophiques sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot (1823), a work which, Warman argues, represents the first publication of Diderot’s Éléments, long before its official publication date of 1875. The Atheist’s Bible constitutes a major contribution to the field of Diderot studies, and will be of further interest to scholars and students of materialist natural philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment and beyond.
76 Meslier, Mémoire des pensées et sentiments de Jean Meslier, in Œuvres ... the 'Suite d'un entretien entre M. d'Alembert et M. Diderot' which is all about ...
Author: Caroline Warman
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Young Diderot , however , felt as little inclination for the law , as he did for the church ... which have appeared under the title of “ Theatre de Diderot ...
Category: Authors, French
This book offers perhaps the most comprehensive history of pantomime ever written. No other book so thoroughly examines the varieties of pantomimic performance from the early Roman Empire, when the term “pantomime” came into use, until the present. After thoroughly examining the complexities and startlingly imaginative performance strategies of Roman pantomime, the author identifies the peculiar political circumstances that revived and shaped pantomime in France and Austria in the eighteenth century, leading to the Pierrot obsession in the nineteenth century. Modernist aesthetics awakened a huge, highly diverse fascination with pantomime. The book explores an extraordinary variety of modernist and postmodern approaches to pantomime in Germany, Austria, France, numerous countries of Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Chile, England, and The United States. Making use of many performance and historical documents never before included in pantomime histories, the book also discusses pantomime’s messy relation to dance, its peculiar uses of music, its “modernization” through silent film aesthetics, and the extent to which writers, performers, or directors are “authors” of pantomimes. Just as importantly, the book explains why, more than any other performance medium, pantomime allows the spectator to see the body as the agent of narrative action.
Diderot, Denis, 1771, Oeuvres de théâtre de M. Diderot avec un discours sur la poésie dramatique, Vol. 1, Paris: Duchesne. _____, 1875, Œuvres completes de ...
Author: Karl Toepfer
Publisher: Vosuri Media
Category: Performing Arts
The French revolutionary shift from monarchical to popular sovereignty came clothed in a new political language, a significant part of which was a strange coupling of happiness and rights. In Old Regime ideology, Frenchmen were considered subjects who had no need of understanding why what was prescribed to them would be in the interest of their happiness. The 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen equipped the French with a list of inalienable rights and if society would respect those rights, the happiness of all would materialize. This volume explores the authors of fictional literature who contributed alongside pamphleteers, politicians, and philosophers to the establishment of this new political arena, filled with sometimes vague, yet insisting notions of happiness and rights. The shift from monarchical to popular sovereignty and the corollary transition from subjects to citizens culminated in the summer of 1789 but it was preceded by an immense piece of imaginative work.
Denis Diderot, Paradoxe sur le comédien in Œuvres esthétiques. ... Madame de Riccoboni, “Lettre de madame Riccoboni, actrice du Théâtre Italien, ...
Author: Jonas Ross Kjærgård
Category: Literary Criticism
New Theatre Quarterly provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet. Topics covered in number 44 include: 'Spectatorial Theory in the Age of the Media Culture', and 'The Company You Keep: Subversive Thoughts on the Impact of the Playwright and the Performer'.
409 . practitioners was made by M. Blanquet , in an edition of 17. References are to the French text in Diderot , the Paradoxe ( Paris , 1949 , reprinted ...
Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Œuvres choisies de Diderot , précédées de sa vie par M TM de Vandeul et ... OEuvres de théatre de M. Diderot , avec un discours sur la poésie dramatique .
Author: Library of Congress
Category: Union catalogs
Runner-up for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015 Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.
Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature. ... Oeuvres de théatre de M. Diderot : Avec un discours sur la poésie dramatique.
Author: Sarah Atkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Social Science
The flourishing of radical philosophy in Baron Thierry Holbach's Paris salon from the 1750s to the 1770s stands as a seminal event in Western history. Holbach's house was an international epicenter of revolutionary ideas and intellectual daring, bringing together such original minds as Denis Diderot, Laurence Sterne, David Hume, Adam Smith, Ferdinando Galiani, Horace Walpole, Benjamin Franklin, Guillaume Raynal, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In A Wicked Company, acclaimed historian Philipp Blom retraces the fortunes of this exceptional group of friends. All brilliant minds, full of wit, courage, and insight, their thinking created a different and radical French Enlightenment based on atheism, passion, reason, and truly humanist thinking. A startlingly relevant work of narrative history, A Wicked Company forces us to confront with new eyes the foundational debates about modern society and its future.
The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment Philipp Blom ... 5 Letter from Diderot to Volland, September 28, 1767, in Diderot, Oeuvres, vol.
Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: Hachette UK
Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices, and critical strategies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout this period, new types of subject matter were shared, fostering both creative connections and reflection on matters of decorum, legibility, pictorial, and dramatic structure. Correspondances were at work on several levels: conception, design, and critical judgement. In a time of vigorous social, political, and cultural contestation, the status and role of the arts and their interrelation came to be a matter of passionate public scrutiny. Scholars from art history, French theatre studies, and musicology trace some of those connections and clashes, making visible the intimately interwoven and entangled world of the arts. Protagonists include Diderot, Sedaine, Jacques-Louis David, Ignace-Eug?-Marie Degotti, Marie Malibran, Paul Delaroche, Casimir Delavigne, Marie Dorval, the 'Bleeding Nun' from Lewis's The Monk, the Com?e-Fran?se and Etienne-Jean Del?uze.
Denis Diderot, 'Pensées détachées sur la peinture', in Diderot: Œuvres esthétiques ... The Player's Passion: Studies in the Science ofActing (Ann Arbor, MI, ...
Author: Richard Wrigley
This book defines diagrams as tools manipulated by users to produce new kinds of understanding and demonstrates that a modern diagrammatic knowledge emerged in eighteenth-century visual culture to become the foundation of later nineteenth-century science.
Gösta M. Bergman, Lighting in the Theatre (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1977), 175. ... Diderot, Éléments de physiologie, Œuvres, 1: 1284. 25.
Author: John Bender
Publisher: Stanford University Press
French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, 'the general effect of the theatre is to strengthen the national character to augment the national inclinations, and to give a new energy to all the passions'. During the Enlightenment, the advancement of radical ideas along with the emergence of the bourgeois class contributed to a renewed interest in theatre's efficacy, informed by philosophy yet on behalf of politics. While the 18th century saw a growing desire to define the unique and specific features of a nation's drama, and audiences demanded more realistic portrayals of humanity, theatre is also implicated in this age of revolutions. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment examines these intersections, informed by the writings of key 18th-century philosophers. Richly illustrated with 45 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.
Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film 36 (2): 6–28. ... Diderot, D. 1980. Œuvres complètes, edited by J. Chouillet and A.-M. Chouillet, Tome X. Paris: Hermann ...
Author: Mechele Leon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
In Zeiten der Globalisierung werden in den Medien stets neue literarische Plagiatsvorwürfe diskutiert. Aber sind Adaptation und Imitation nicht grundlegend für den kreativen Prozess? Literatur lebt vom Dialog mit Vorläufern, von Zitaten aus Werken verschiedener Epochen und vom Rückverweis auf Hypotexte. Angesiedelt im Spannungsfeld von Diebstahl und Nachahmung betrachtet dieser Band literarische Plagiatsfälle von der Aufklärung bis heute. Die Beiträge gruppieren sich um drei thematische Achsen: ein Blick auf rechtliche Fragen und das psychische Plagiat, der Rückgriff auf Fälschung und Plagiat als bewusste Strategie sowie die produktive Imitation literarischer Klassiker.
Cela vient peut-être du fait que Rabelais est, pour lui, ... Les nombreuses références à Rabelais dans l'œuvre de Diderot témoignent de cette espèce de ...
Author: Christine Baron
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Imitation in literature