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: Journal 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/n1
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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 14:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 23:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54650

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