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The Théâtre de la Monnaie and Theatre Life in the 18th-Century Austrian Netherlands
From a Courtly-aristocratic to a Civil-enlightened Discourse?
Bram Van Oostveldt



Studies in Performing Arts and Media

Academia
2000 • 164 pp. 8 illus. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

$37.00 Paperback, 978-90-76645-03-2

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This book offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Austrian Netherlands

In the Austrian Netherlands, city culture determined social life: the cities’ feeling of independence stimulated the realization of a personal interdependence within them and consolidated a new conception of society and its focal point. The court attempted to unite and appease at the same time. Theater supplied the symbols and the rituals which shaped and contributed to the building of a new identity. This book describes this social
progress from the point of view of the theater and in doing so offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Southern Netherlands.



BRAM VAN OOSTVELDT is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at the University of Amsterdam.



Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:18:42 -0500