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boulevard theatre 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

At its simplest, ‘le théâtre de boulevard’ translates as ‘commercial theatre’: it refers, particularly in the period 1890–1914, to those Parisian establishments which were independent of state control, and developed their own types of play to appeal to a certain class of spectator. Limited licence to open new establishments gave way to complete freedom under ... ...

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