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By Gregory S. Brown

ISBN-10: 0754603865

ISBN-13: 9780754603863

the 1st full-length, scholarly examine of the Société des auteurs dramatiques (SAD), this publication describes the shape, the which means, the achievements, and the mess ups of the 1st specialist organization for inventive writers in eu background. based via the well known playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais in 1777 below the safety of widespread aristocrats on the courtroom of King Louis XVI, the unhappy comprised the playwrights so much heavily linked to the royal theater of the dominion, the Comédie Française. Its dozen contributors mentioned and labored to improve either their collective pursuits lower than the royal theater laws (which ruled such problems with literary estate, inventive keep watch over, and remuneration) and to advertise their public photo as playwrights and males of letters extra widely - whereas whilst competing with one another, occasionally intensely, for regulate over that picture. Gregory Brown strains the tale of the unhappy from its perception within the mid-1770s via to the French Revolution, exploring first the Society's founding in 1777, then its trajectory till its dissolution on the finish of 1780, and at last discusses a revival of the crowd through the Revolution. In each one bankruptcy, Brown analyzes the strategic efforts of Beaumarchais and his affiliates, to form laws and laws pertaining to droits d'auteur (authorial remuneration and literary estate) and their efforts to reshape the general public prestige and id of playwrights via correspondence, print and face-to-face encounters with the troupe of the Comédie Française, the theater's aristocratic supervisors at courtroom, its attorneys and executive directors, its advertisement publics, and different, authors. Brown argues opposed to prior remedies of the unhappy, that have offered it as a spontaneous, dissident problem to constituted social and political authority below the previous Regime. He demonstrates as an alternative how the sorrowful emerged from inside of current strains of authority in e

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