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380 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9780729411998

Bookseller Code (09)

Rousseau on Stage

Playwright, Musician, Spectator

Edited by Maria Gullstam and Michael O'Dea

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

Following his opposition to the establishment of a theatre in Geneva, Jean-Jacques Rousseau is often considered an enemy of the stage. Yet he was fascinated by drama: he was a keen theatre-goer, and his earliest writings were operas and comedies. Through multi-faceted analyses of Rousseau's theatrical and musical works, authors re-evaluate his practical and theoretical involvement with and influence on the dramatic arts, as well as his presence in modern theatre histories.