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Hemmings, F. W. J. (Frederick William John) 1920-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 348 publications in 4 languages and 11,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Singer
Classifications: PQ2504, 843.8
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Most widely held works by F. W. J Hemmings
Émile Zola by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baudelaire the damned : a biography by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Franse dichter Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Stendhal, a study of his novels by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of realism by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandre Dumas, the king of romance by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and state in France, 1760-1905 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between theatre and state were seldom more fraught in France than in the latter part of the eighteenth and during the nineteenth century. The unique attraction of the theatre, the sole source of mass entertainment over the period, accounts in part for this: successive governments could not ignore these large nightly gatherings, viewing them with distrust and attempting to control them by every kind of device, from censorship of plays to the licensing of playhouses. In his illuminating study, F.W.J. Hemmings traces the vicissitudes of this perennial conflict, which began with the rise of the small independent boulevard theatres in the 1760s and eventually petered out in 1905 with the abandonment of censorship by the state. There are separate chapters on the provincial theatre, while the French Revolution is given particularly detailed attention. This work, complementing his earlier book The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-Century France, will be of interest to students of theatre history, French studies and European culture in general
The theatre industry in nineteenth-century France by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to explore the history of French theatre in the nineteenth century through its special role as an organized popular amusement. In this fascinating study, F.W.J. Hemmings examines the transition of the theatre from an elite art form to its new role in post-revolutionary France as an industry like any other. During this period theatre became one of the few areas of employment where women were in demand as much as men, and a school of dramatic art, supported by generous government grants, was founded in Paris a century or more before similar training centres were established in London and elsewhere. Through an examination of contemporary documents and records, Hemmings reveals the social and cultural environment surrounding the theatre in this period. The book is divided into three sections: audiences, actors, and playwrights, and covers such topics as the attempt of the claque to dictate audience reaction, the social ostracism suffered by actors and even more by actresses throughout the century, and the increasing stranglehold the powerful playwrights' union established over commercial managers. Written in a lively style, it will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre history, French history and culture, and social history
Culture and society in France, 1789-1848 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zola and the craft of fiction : (essays in honour of F.W.J. Hemmings)( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac; an interpretation of La comédie humaine by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian novel in France, 1884-1914 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

17 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of romance : a portrait of Alexandre Dumas by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse auteur (1803-1870)
Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second Empire, Etienne Lantier experiences the miserable life of the coal miners in northern France and enters the struggle between capital and labor
Salons recueillies by Émile Zola( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allusion à Kafka( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasadena by Harry Vanda( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of literature by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Theatre and state in France, 1760-1905
Alternative Names
Hemmings, F. W. J.

Hemmings, F. W. J. 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederic William John 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick W. 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick William 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick William John

Hemmings, Frederick William John 1920-

Hemmings, Frederick William John 1920-1997

Hemmings, John 1920-

Hemmings, John 1920-1997

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