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Julia Prest

Julia Prest is Senior Lecturer in the Department of French at the University of St Andrews, UK. She has published critical editions of Le Mariage forcé (1999) and La Devineresse (2007), as well as numerous articles on early-modern drama and culture. Her first book was Theatre under Louis XIV: Cross-Casting and the Performance of Gender in Drama, Ballet, and Opera (2006/2013).

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Controversy in French Drama
Molière’s Tartuffe and the Struggle for Influence

Palgrave Macmillan
In 1664, Molière's Tartuffe was banned from public performance. This book provides a detailed, in-depth account of the five-year struggle (1664-69) to have the...
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Theatre under Louis XIV
Cross-Casting and the Performance of Gender in Drama, Ballet, and Opera

Palgrave Macmillan
Cross-gender casting was an ongoing phenomenon in the French theatre during the reign of Louis XIV. Here, Prest explores the trend and related gender issues in...
Julia Prest

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