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But Is It Art? Female Performers in the Café-Concert

Harris, Geraldine (1989) But Is It Art? Female Performers in the Café-Concert. New theatre quarterly, 5 (20). pp. 334-347. ISSN 0266-464X

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    Abstract

    The Café-Concert as an object of study has tended to attract the interest of art rather than theatre historians, despite the fact that it was the major form of popular entertainment in France during the nineteenth century. Similar but not identical to the English music hall of the same period, the Café-Concert produced a number of stars of national importance, a large majority of whom were women. Through the writings of journalists and commentators of the period, this article explores how these female performers were perceived and constructed as objects of the public gaze. The author, Geraldine Harris, is a Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster, with interests in both popular and feminist theatre.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: New theatre quarterly
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=NTQ The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, New Theatre Quarterly, 5 (20), pp 334-347 1989, © 1989 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 54650
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 28 May 2012 15:59
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54650

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