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Published: 01 April 2021

368 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800348042

Bookseller Code (06)

Colonialism and Slavery in Performance

Theatre and the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean

Edited by Jeffrey M. Leichman and Karine Bénac-Giroux

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • Proposes theatre as a key mediator for understanding France's early modern trans-Atlantic empire
  • Original archival research that sheds light on theatrical practices and publics in Saint-Domingue
  • Merges theatre history, performance studies, and textual analysis to open up new perspectives on Old Regime stage culture
  • The first volume to juxtapose eighteenth-century scholarship with contemporary Antillean cultural practice
  • All essays in English, allowing broad access to specialized research by internationally-recognized scholars