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Hantise de la guerre civile en France en 1873 : frères d’armes plutôt que frères ennemis au théâtre

Abstract : Within the same few months in 1873, both Catulle Mendès in Frères d’armes and Alexandre Dumas fils in La Femme de Claude put on the Parisian stage a plot in which two brothers become rivals because of a woman’s jealousy. They risk dying, killing each other, and even more importantly, destroying their nation. France just lost the war against Prussia which was followed by a civil war, La Commune. Therefore, a conflict between brothers has to be read as a metaphor as well as a warning: brothers should not be enemies and do not kill each other. Hence, the authors deprive their respective plays from a dynamic motivation and make them somewhat too virtuous in order to be efficient.
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Florence Fix. Hantise de la guerre civile en France en 1873 : frères d’armes plutôt que frères ennemis au théâtre. Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press., 2019, Frères ennemis. ⟨hal-02275728⟩

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