The Role of Gustave, ou Le bal masqué in Restraining the Bourgeois Body of the July Monarchy

Clark, Maribeth
June 2005
Musical Quarterly;Summer2005, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p204
Academic Journal
The article discusses the association of the Gustave ball to the July monarchy in France. Gustave becomes a symbol of King Louis-Phillipe's reign in the country as it becomes a part of the July Revolution celebration, aiming to preserve the king's image to his people. The ball emphasizes boundaries among classes in France while dissolving boundaries between performers and audiences.


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