Revolution in the Theatre: French Romantic Theories of Drama

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"This book presents a picture of the reaction against neoclassicism in France and the subsequent triumph of romanticism with Hugo's Hernani in 1830. Daniels has written an excellent introduction outlining the development of romanticism plus individual introductions and notes for each of the selections. Much of the material is translated for the first time.... Daniels makes available new material on an important subject and explains its significance in a clear and interesting manner. Excellent bibliography, index, and fine illustrations from the author's collection. The book will be useful for undergraduates and graduates in all areas of theater, and faculty members will find it useful in a variety of classes." - Choice

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