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Le Théâtre du peuple : Bussang 1895-1946

Abstract : aThis research work on the Bussang people's theatre (1896-1946) brings face to face, from the viewpoint of a history of mental attitudes, the sociological with the ideological facts to put to the test the progressism that this theatre claimed to be its "raison d’être"- the last attempt at popular theatre made at the end of the 19th century. after studying the interconnection between past and present in 1980 in this theatre, the situation of Bussang in 1895, the various stages of the building of the theatre and the characteristics of this circle of leading republican citizens to which the creator, m. Pottecher, belonged, are analysed in flash back. the end part tackles the writer's objectives and the links between this project for a national and educational theatre open to everyone and its cultural context; a lexicological analysis then backs up the thematic thought process and allows the bringing together of the pottecherian way of thinking with that of Michelet, Ferry, Barres. then follows an investigation of the team whose members mainly came from the Vosges and in which the relationship between those from the upper middle class and those from the working class appears to be paternalistic; a close-up of the actor Pierre Richard-Willm shows how from 1935, he orientated the stage direction towards a more artistic trend. finally a study of the press shows the fairly wide concensus achieved around this work which extols values that any eminent person, right wing or left wing, fears to see disappear. a thematic and narrative analysis (greimas diagram) of the plays deals with the reasoning, background looking in fact, behind this theatre. torn between progressist and conservative yearnings the creator could but produce one ambiguous work, the inherent flaw in Pottecher's way of thinking, in the difficulty that French society has to analyse the upheavals that shake it but also in the notion of popular theatre and maybe in any left wing nationalistic reasonining
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Danièle Kribs-Dussaussois. Le Théâtre du peuple : Bussang 1895-1946. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 1987. Français. ⟨NNT : 1987NAN21005⟩. ⟨tel-02318675⟩



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