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The Happy Island

Images of Childhood in the Eighteenth-Century French "Théâtre d'Education</I>


James Herbert Davis Jr.

Contents: Through plays written specifically for children, the dramatist of the théâtre d'éducation (1769-1800) reveal the optimistic vision of the young person's relation to moral progress, society, and the imaginative world.
This book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students as well as specialists in the area.
This book is the first systematic study of children's theatre in France as developed and cultivated during the last three decades of the eighteenth century.