Monvel, Les Victimes cloîtrées

Edited by Sophie Marchand

Phoenix 1

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 February 2011  •  244pp

ISBN: 978-1-907322-21-1 (paperback)  •  RRP £10.99, $17.50, €13.99

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Amants séparés, vertu persécutée, moines lubriques et meurtriers, confrontation de l’Ancien Régime et du nouvel ordre, avec la Révolution en guise de deus ex machina ; mais aussi passions déchaînées, proclamations enflammées et tableaux frappants : l’intrigue des Victimes cloîtrées, drame de Jacques-Marie Boutet dit Monvel, avait tout pour plaire au public de 1791, et connut, tout au long de la période révolutionnaire, un grand succès scénique ainsi que de nombreuses rééditions.

Separated lovers, persecuted virtue, lecherous and murderous monks; the confrontation between the Ancien Régime and the new order, the Revolution appearing as a kind of deus ex machina; unrestrained passions, enflamed speeches and striking tableaux: the plot of Les Victimes cloîtrées, a drame by Jacques-Marie Boutet, known as Monvel, had everything necessary to please the audiences of 1791.

Sophie Marchand est Maître de conférences en Littérature française (théâtre des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) à l’Université Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Reviews:

  • ‘Sophie Marchand’s edition of Monvel’s drame Les Victimes cloîtrées is particularly welcome as a significant text from its period which is little known today but well worth rediscovering, as her critical introduction makes clear ... this is a very welcome publication and is highly recommended.’ — Mark Darlow, Modern Language Review 107, 2012, 1256-57 (full text online)

Bibliography entry:

Marchand, Sophie (ed.), Monvel, Les Victimes cloîtrées, Phoenix, 1 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2011)

First footnote reference: 35 Monvel, Les Victimes cloîtrées, ed. by Sophie Marchand, Phoenix, 1 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2011), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Marchand, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Marchand, Sophie (ed.). 2011. Monvel, Les Victimes cloîtrées, Phoenix, 1 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Marchand 2011: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Marchand 2011: 21.

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