Appel de conférences – « Women, money, music and theatre. Exploring the political economy of performing arts and its gender dimension (Italy and France : 1550-1700) » – 23 juillet 2021

Appel de conférences pour le panel « Women, Money, Music, and Theatre. Exploring the Political Economy of Performing Arts and Its Gender Dimension (Italy and France, 1550-1700) », au sein du 68e Congrès annuel de la Renaissance Society of America, Dublin, 30 mars-2 avril 2022.

« During the 16th and 17th centuries, many European women were able to forge a place in the world of entertainment—as actresses, dancers, singers, musicians, instrumentalists, composers, poetesses and playwrights—developing careers that, in some cases, were possible thanks to the financial support of other women. France and Italy are interesting case studies given the importance of female patrons such as the Queens of France, the Italian female sovereigns of various courts (Florence, Mantua, Parma, Modena, etc.), and noblewomen in Rome from many patrician families (Barberini, Colonna, Mancini, etc.). In most cases, however, whether these women made music and theater their profession and form of livelihood or financed it as patrons, they tended to be viewed negatively, if to different degrees, by their contemporaries. […]

In this panel we are interested in case studies that focus on women-performers and women-patrons/producers, and on trying to define the ways in which musical, theatrical and patronizing actions were understood by audiences and the possible restrictions that surrounded female agency on and around musical and theatrical productions. »

Date limite de soumission : 23 juillet 2021.

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