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Quand le théâtre réveille l’histoire de la Révolution française

Abstract : The history of the French Revolution can be thoroughly renewed through pedagogic innovations. Since the end of the 19th century, history has been used, in school as well as in the university, to defend and promote a certain understanding of the Revolution. Difficulties encountered while teaching the French Revolution come in part from the astounding longevity of the edifying and patrimonial tradition attached to it. Games and roleplaying can be used in class to counter this. With this objective in mind, we organised a history workshop with students from the Paris 1 and Paris 8 universities. Based on preliminary work on archives generated by the distinct debates on the abolition of slavery (1790) and the adoption of the Civil Rights Act in the United States (1964), as well as theatrical improvisation methods, this workshop partially subverted the expectations related to a history that is too often a foregone conclusion. Used in combination with more usual teaching methods, these workshops contribute to a new appropriation of history beyond its old and tired ways.
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Émilien Arnaud, Eva Fontana, Guillaume Mazeau, Pauline Peretz. Quand le théâtre réveille l’histoire de la Révolution française. La Révolution française - Cahiers de l’Institut d’histoire de la Révolution française, Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution française, 2021, La Révolution en 3D – Textes, images, sons (1787-2440), ⟨10.4000/lrf.5185⟩. ⟨halshs-03322246⟩



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