Event: France's Jewish Star
As part of the MIT Research Seminar in French and Francophone Studies, Yale Professor Maurice Samuels will present a talk titled: France's Jewish Star: Rachel at the Comédie Française.
This talk examines one of the most stunning cases of Jewish integration in the "golden age" following emancipation: Rachel Félix, who became France's most celebrated actress in the 1830s and '40s with her electrifying performances as the heroines of Racine and Corneille at the Comédie Française. Reading the critical response to Rachel from the time, Samuels explores how she offered a model for the way French universalism, embodied in the neo-classical tradition, could be enabled rather than hindered by Jewishness.
Date: Monday March 3, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
For complete details, please visit: http://fll.mit.edu/RSFFS/