Lettre à M. dAlembert sur les spectacles Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Lettre à M. dAlembert sur les spectacles by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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In 1758, Jean Le Rond dAlembert proposed the public establishment of a theater in Geneva--and Jean-Jacques Rousseau vigorously objected. Their exchange, collected in volume ten of this acclaimed series, offers a classic debate over the politicalMoreIn 1758, Jean Le Rond dAlembert proposed the public establishment of a theater in Geneva--and Jean-Jacques Rousseau vigorously objected. Their exchange, collected in volume ten of this acclaimed series, offers a classic debate over the political importance of the arts.

As these two leading figures of the Enlightenment argue about censorship, popular versus high culture, and the proper role of women in society, their dispute signals a declaration of war that divided the Enlightenment into contending factions. These two thinkers confront the contentious issues surrounding public support for the arts through dAlemberts original proposal, Rousseaus attack, and the first English translation of dAlemberts response as well as correspondence relating to the exchange.The volume also contains Rousseaus own writings for the theater, including plays and libretti for operas, most of which have never been translated into English.

Among them, Le Devin du village was the most popular French opera of the eighteenth century while his late work Pygmalion is a profound meditation on the relation between an artist and his creation. This volume offers English readers a unique opportunity to appreciate Rousseaus writings for the theater as well as his attack on the theater as a public institution.



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