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Farce and Fantasy: Popular Entertainment in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Isherwood, Robert M.

ISBN 10: 0195036484 / ISBN 13: 9780195036480
Published by Oxford University Press, 1986
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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324pp. B&W illus. Notes, Bibliography, Index. Fine hardback/NF DJ, very minor edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 14220

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Title: Farce and Fantasy: Popular Entertainment in ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st

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This book takes its readers through the streets and fairs of eighteenth-century Paris--from cafes to boulevard theaters, and even to freak shows--on a lively investigation of various forms of entertainment, the people who enjoyed them, and the reasons for their popularity. Entertainment in eighteenth-century Paris was far more than mere diversion, argues Isherwood. It was a vital way for people to explore their fantasies. Using an imaginative array of sources, Farce and Fantasy describes the public's subliminal search for sex, pathos, brutality, and absurdity through certain types of entertainment, and shows how the lower classes often used entertainment to poke fun at the elite. Isherwood also examines the differences--and similarities--between popular and elite culture, arguing that street fairs in particular represented the convergence of significant aspects of the two cultures. Throughout, the book's carefully researched illustrations bring to life pre-revolutionary France through the eyes of its people.

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