BRLSI Literature & Humanities - Literature and Drama in Paris and London from 1790's to the 1820's: Fascination, Envy and Jealousy

15 October 2018


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Permissions: Tower of London (2011) and Eiffel Tower, Paris (2013), photographs by Robert Blackburn

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Professor Diego Saglia, Dean of the School of Arts, University of Parma, Italy
NB This illustrated talk will be given in English

Romantic era theatre in London was a deeply national phenomenon, but with many foreign texts, genres and performers. It was in constant competition with the lively Parisian stage. This talk looks at the exchanges, parallels and general antagonism between these two theatrical worlds in two intense phases – the 1780s/1790s and the post-Waterloo years