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The Resource From plantation to paradise? : cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789, David M. Powers

From plantation to paradise? : cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789, David M. Powers

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From plantation to paradise? : cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789
Title
From plantation to paradise?
Title remainder
cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789
Statement of responsibility
David M. Powers
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1764 the first printing press was established in the French Caribbean colonies, launching the official documentation of operas and plays performed there, and marking the inauguration of the first theatre in the colonies. A rigorous study of pre-French Revolution performance practices in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Powers's book examines the elaborate system of social casting in these colonies; the environments in which nonwhite artists emerged; and both negative and positive contributions of the Catholic Church and the military to operas and concerts produced in the colonies. The author also explores the level of participation of nonwhites in these productions, as well as theatre architecture, dčor, repertoire, seating arrangements, and types of audiences. The status of nonwhite artists in colonial society; the range of operas in which they performed; their accomplishments, praise, criticism; and the use of crǒle texts and white actors/singers v̉isage noirs (with blackened faces) present a clear picture of French operatic culture in these colonies. Approaching the French Revolution, the study concludes with an examination of the ways in which colonial opera was affected by slave uprisings, the French Revolution, the emergence of 'patriotic theatres, ' and their role in fostering support for the king, as well as the impact on subsequent operas produced in the colonies and in the United States
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E7B
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Powers, David M
Dewey number
792.0944/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2633
LC item number
.P694 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Theater and society
  • Theater and society
  • Musical theater
  • West Indies, French
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Manners and customs
  • Musical theater
  • Theater and society
  • France
  • Lesser Antilles
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From plantation to paradise? : cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789, David M. Powers
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 Establishment of Colonial Hierarchy -- ch. 2 Politics and Power -- ch. 3 Colonial Society at the Theatre -- ch. 4 Introducing the Stars -- ch. 5 Breaking through the Barrier -- ch. 6 The Escape from Reality Continues -- ch. 7 Finale: The Beginning of the End
Control code
878143838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99959968230
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xt0v7
Publisher number
MWT11404720
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878143838
Label
From plantation to paradise? : cultural politics and musical theatre in French slave colonies, 1764-1789, David M. Powers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 Establishment of Colonial Hierarchy -- ch. 2 Politics and Power -- ch. 3 Colonial Society at the Theatre -- ch. 4 Introducing the Stars -- ch. 5 Breaking through the Barrier -- ch. 6 The Escape from Reality Continues -- ch. 7 Finale: The Beginning of the End
Control code
878143838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99959968230
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xt0v7
Publisher number
MWT11404720
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878143838

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