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Jouer à la scène et à la Bourse : l’agioteur dans La Bourse (1856) de François Ponsard

Abstract : The 1850 financial crisis of the French economy woke the curiosity for investors who took risks at the newly opened Bourse, the Paris stock exchange. It provided the Parisian stage with a new character, the “agioteur” or “boursicoteur”, and with it many successful comedies. The term might be new, but the typology is not: the role is clearly linked to the comedy of manners and the morality of the melodrama. As can be seen in the 1856 comedy La Bourse by Ponsard, financial investments are condemned as a loss of value and games of chance.
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Florence Fix. Jouer à la scène et à la Bourse : l’agioteur dans La Bourse (1856) de François Ponsard. Roczniki Humanistyczne (Annales de Lettres et Sciences Humaines), 2018, 66 (5), pp.23-35. ⟨hal-02275726⟩

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