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Folies-Bergère : les deux dernières revues

Abstract : On the basis of an ethnographic survey carried out from 1989 to 1996 this article analyses the ritualized practises developed at the time of the closure of the Parisian music-hall "The Folies-Bergère" and the creation of a new spectacle for its temporary reopening. The symbolic and social stakes of various transgressions, reproductions or innovations of these two specific shows (the last and the new one) are interpreted according to the processess used : inversion, intrusion, borrowings, and to the social and economic context of the alive spectacle. The observed facts seem to signify a change of status for the theater and the end of a "house" for its emplyees rather than the real disappearance of a genre on the Parisian stage.
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Francine Fourmaux. Folies-Bergère : les deux dernières revues. Ethnologie française, Presses Universitaires de France, 2005, XXXV (4), pp.617-626. ⟨halshs-00006683⟩



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