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Product Description: The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, making it the era’s archetypal guilty pleasure...read more
By Julia Prest (editor)

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9780300221633 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, making it the era’s archetypal guilty pleasure.

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Product Description: In 1664, Molière's Tartuffe was banned from public performance. This book provides a detailed, in-depth account of the five-year struggle (1664-69) to have the ban lifted and, so doing, sheds important new light on 1660s France and the ancien régime more broadly...read more

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9781137343994, titled "Controversy in French Drama: Molière's Tartuffe and the Struggle for Influence" | Palgrave Macmillan, January 2, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In 1664, Molière's Tartuffe was banned from public performance.

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9780312246907, titled "Let''s Go 2001 Spain and Portugal: Including Morocco" | Let''s Go Travel Guides, December 1, 2000, cover price $21.99 | also contains Let''s Go 2001 Spain and Portugal: Including Morocco | About this edition: Features over 6,000 travel bargains on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and attractions in the region

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Product Description: Cross-gender casting was an ongoing phenomenon in the French theatre during the reign of Louis XIV. Here, Prest explores the trend and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women's roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera...read more

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9781403975188 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 5, 2006, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre.

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9781137320810 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 4, 2013, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Cross-gender casting was an ongoing phenomenon in the French theatre during the reign of Louis XIV.

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Product Description: This critical edition of the biggest box-office hit of seventeenth-century France finally makes the text of the play available more easily to students and scholars The text will be of interest to anyone studying seventeenth-century French theatre or the court of Louis XIV and attitudes towards witchcraft...read more

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9780947623746 | Modern Humanities Research Assn, November 30, 2007, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This critical edition of the biggest box-office hit of seventeenth-century France finally makes the text of the play available more easily to students and scholars The text will be of interest to anyone studying seventeenth-century French theatre or the court of Louis XIV and attitudes towards witchcraft.

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Product Description: French poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) was by turns venerated (in the eighteenth century) and reviled (in the nineteenth century) as the lawgiver of French classicism. Today critics see his achievement as more varied and complex than the label of classicism generally allows...read more
By Nicholas Boileau, Julia Prest (introduced by) and Burton Raffel (trans)

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9780300108217 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: French poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) was by turns venerated (in the eighteenth century) and reviled (in the nineteenth century) as the lawgiver of French classicism.

Corporeal Practices brings together a collection of essays on 'the body' in French Studies. The thematic approach, typical of la nouvelle critique, is well-represented as are psychoanalytic, genetic, feminist and queer readings, demonstrating how the subject of 'the body' can fruitfully serve a number of critical perspectives. Certain papers engage in a Derridean challenge to the traditional categories of 'literature', 'theory' and 'science' by showing that the body, by its very nature post-modern, denies attempts at classification and control. The book falls into three sections: Dissecting the Body, Sexing the Body and Inscribing the Body, spanning three centuries and involving such varied media as the cartoon, the novel, the poem, the portrait and the reference book, thereby providing a stimulating and innovative reference point for students and lecturers alike.
By Julia Prest (editor)

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9780820446394 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 1, 2000, cover price $36.95
9783906764535 | Peter Lang, December 1, 2000, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: Corporeal Practices brings together a collection of essays on 'the body' in French Studies.

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Product Description: The principal aim of this edition is to provide a reliable version of the text of Le Mariage forcé which can be used by students and scholars of 17th-century theatre.  Le Mariage forcé, a little-known work, is a paricularly interesting example of the comédie-ballet genre as it was written and performed by Molière and his troup in three different versions over a period of eight years...read more
By Julia Prest (editor)

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9780859896436 | Univ of Exeter Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: The principal aim of this edition is to provide a reliable version of the text of Le Mariage forcé which can be used by students and scholars of 17th-century theatre.

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