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PART I: THE REVOLUTION IN REPRESENTATION Prologue. A Parable: The Revolution in Theatrical Representation 17 1. Embodiment: Concrete Re-presentation in Premodern France 29 2. A New Political Aesthetic: Public Opinion and the Birth of the Modern Political Audience 52 Entr'acte. Public Opinion and the Theater 8 i 3. The Resurrection and Refashioning of the Estates General 91 4. Praxis: The Birth of the National Assembly and the Death of the Binding Mandate 124 PART II: REPRESENTATION IN THE REVOLUTION 5. Metissage: The Merging of Theater and Politics in Revolutionary France 167 6. Theater Critics: Reactions to Actors on the Political Stage I97 7. The Fear and Ridicule of Revolutionary Representations 228 8. Breaching the Fourth Wall: Spectators Storm the Stage, Actors Invade the Audience 258 Conclusion 295 Notes 301 Index 343